MARIE SCHREER is a London-based violinist, hailing from the Southwest of Germany. Beginning her musical education with Ute Frenzel-Yildiz at the Diapason Music Academy, she later graduated from the Royal College of Music where she studied as a scholar with Berent Korfker, Daniel Rowland and Yuri Zhislin. Marie recently finished her Master of Music with Distinction and awarded Concert Recital Diploma under the tutelage of Krzysztof Smietana at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, to which she returned as a Guildhall Artist Fellow in 2015/16.
In recent years, Marie has worked with artists including Jonny Greenwood, Stewart Copeland, Rick Wakeman, Anna Calvi, Nicola Benedetti, Bernard Haitink and Vladimir Ashkenazy and has performed across Europe and South America in major concert venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin and Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas and in all the major concert halls in London. A versatile artist, she regularly appears as soloist in music for film and TV and has recorded at top London studios including Abbey Road, Air, Konk, and Angel Studios.
As an orchestral musician, Marie is much in demand, often as a principal and sub-principal player, and has worked with many professional orchestras in the UK, including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the English National Opera Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Marie currently performs with contemporary music groups rarescale and The Riot Ensemble as well as her own groups The Guastalla Quartet and Mainly Two, both having released two albums, and the Sequoia Trio and Ensemble Nova Luce, which incorporate classical improvisation into performances. The Guastalla Quartet currently collaborates with jazz pianist Kate Williams and her trio under the name ‘Four Plus Three’. As a soloist, Marie has played with the Karlsruhe Symphony Orchestra, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded the solo violin of Nathan Stornetta’s music for Puy Du Fou‘s new show ‘Le Dernier Panache’ with the Prague Symphonic Ensemble.
Throughout her early musical education, Marie received an annual scholarship from L-Bank Trust in Germany and is grateful to have been supported by the Henry Wood Trust, EMI Music Sound Foundation, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, The Leverhulme Trust and both RCM and GSMD throughout her studies in the UK. Marie plays on an Italian violin made by V. Postiglione in 1898, kindly loaned to her by the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.
Marie is a delight to work with, very professional and enthusiastic. She plays with superb intonation and a beautiful tone. – Samuel Sim