Saturday 5 October 2019 saw Bath Recitals proudly hosting the Marmen Quartet, who are emerging as one of the most interesting voices on the chamber music scene, at St Michael’s Church. Unique, exciting performances with an incredibly distinctive sound are the hallmarks of this formidable multi-award winning young quartet. We find out more…
Johannes Marmen violin
Ricky Gore violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish viola
Steffan Morris cello
Founded in 2013 at the Royal College of Music, the Marmen Quartet consists of Johannes Marmen, Ricky Gore, Bryony Gibson-Cornish and Steffan Morris.
They’re current holders of the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship, and study with Simon Rowland-Jones and John Myerscough.
Though the quartet are based in London, they’re certainly no strangers to world-wide audiences – in addition to being winners of the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, the Marmen Quartet won the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and are looking forward to a Beethoven Cycle in Sweden, a debut in the Berlin Philharmonie, a cruise to Norway, a tour to Japan, and octet performances with the Doric String Quartet.
‘Performing is all about communication. It’s telling a story and I feel the Marmen are dedicated to this ideal’
Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet)
The Marmen Quartet has appeared on ‘Deutschlandfunk Kultur’, ‘Swedish Radio’ and ‘BBC Radio 3’. They are the Young Quartet in Residence at Wiltshire Music Centre and they have received awards from the Musicians Company/Concordia Foundation, the Hattori Foundation, Help Musicians, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize.
Additional accolades include Second Prize at the 8th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, and the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Four Quarters by Thomas Adès).
The quartet believe in making classical music accessible to all generations. They choose repertoire that they love themselves, aiming to present their performances and music in an informal and stimulating way; inspiring, educating, telling stories about the music, the composers, and life as a string quartet
The Marmen Quartet
Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm
St. Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ
String Quartet in B flat major
String Quartet no 11 in F minor op 95
String Quartet no 1
String Quartet in G major K387
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