Sunday 4 October at 2.30pm

Marmen String Quartet

“The sheer brio and vibrancy of Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor Op 10 was thrilling: its four movements wonderfully expressive and exuberantly played.” – Alison Boulton (Daily Info)

Programme

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Debussy: Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Salina Fisher: Commission
Mendelssohn: Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80

Johannes Marmen (violin), Ricky Gore (violin), Steffan Morris (cello), Bryony Gibson-Cornish (viola)

Founded at the Royal College of Music in 2013, the Marmen Quartet has gone on from success to success, winning numerous awards and prizes, participating in masterclasses with eminent musicians and performing regularly in the UK and internationally.

In 2017-18 they achieved the Artist Diploma degree at the Royal College and currently hold the String Quartet Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. They have made radio broadcasts for Swedish Radio and the BBC and have performed at several UK festivals.

Johannes Marmen, chamber musician, orchestral leader and composer, divides his time between the UK and Sweden where he has appeared as guest concertmaster of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Ricky Gore, born in Japan, moved to the UK to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He works with several chamber ensembles and freelances with leading orchestras. New Zealander Bryony Gibson-Cornish is a graduate of Canterbury University, the Juilliard School of Music and the Royal College of where she won the Tagore Gold Medal. Steffan Morris also studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and in Vienna. He has appeared as guest principal cello and as soloist with several prominent orchestras.

This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand. The CMNZ Regional Series is supported by the Deane Endowment Trust Artist Development Fund.