Sunday, February 5, 2023

Marmen Quartet

Our Artistic Director, Patricia Tao, will be giving a pre-concert talk at 1 pm in the Salloum Room.

Johannes Marmen, violin, Laia Valentin Braun, violin, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola, Sinéad O’Halloran, cello

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CMK will present 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) co-winners the Marmen Quartet on Sunday February 5 at 2:00 pm, in the Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.  The Quartet has now added Kelowna to its 2023 winter/spring tour along with engagements at the Heidelberg String Quartet Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, and performances in Switzerland, Israel, and Sweden.

Formed in 2013 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Marmen Quartet  has quickly established a reputation for the courage, vitality and commitment of its performances and is recognized as one of the most impressive and engaging new talents in the chamber music arena.  2019 marked a year of significant achievement for the Quartet, with First Prizes at both the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition and Banff International String Quartet Competition, where they were also awarded the Haydn and Canadian Commission prizes. Other accolades include first prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition (2018) and awards at the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition.

For our subscribers and single-ticket holders, your tickets for the now-cancelled February 3 concert will be honoured for the new event.  If the change of date prevents you from attending you may return your tickets to the RCA box office for a refund or a donation credit.

Find out more about the artists

Download the Program Notes


  • Haydn
  • Quartet in C major, Op. 50, no. 2
  • Bartók
  • String Quartet No. 4
  • Beethoven
  • Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2


2:00 pm


Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts