Marmen Quartet

Date: Thursday 24 November 2022 8pm
Venue: Sligo Methodist Church, Wine Street, Sligo
Admission: €20/€10 students
Booking: The Model 071-9141405 or www.themodel.ie

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

Marmen Quartet

Programme:

Béla Bartók Quartet No.4
Ian Wilson ‘Rossiniana’
Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet Op.59 No.2 ‘Rasoumovsky’

 

Cork cellist Sinead O’Halloran joined the Marmen Quartet in June of 2021 at a time when the quartet’s international star continues to rise, with a busy schedule including concerts at the Berlin Philharmonic, the BBC Proms and the Lucerne Festival. With a growing reputation for the courage, vitality and commitment of its performances the Marmen Quartet is fast establishing itself 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.

Their programme for this tour opens with one of Bartók’s greatest and most riveting masterpieces, its tightly symmetrical structure centred on a deeply atmospheric central movement. This is followed by Ian Wilson’s slick and entertaining collage of famous Rossini themes which was dedicated to Luisa McConville on the occasion of Con Brio’s 20th anniversary. The recital ends with Beethoven’s very intense and beautiful Rasoumovsky quartet no 2. Enjoy!

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