Marie Schreer is a UK-based violinist from Southwest Germany. She started learning the violin aged three with Ute Frenzel at the Diapason Music Academy, later studying in London with Berent Korfker, Daniel Rowland, Krzysztof Smietana, Yuri Zhislin (viola) and David Dolan (classical improvisation), and graduated from the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, both with distinction, and a Concert Recital Diploma.
Over the past few years, Marie has worked with a diverse range of artists including Jonny Greenwood, Stewart Copeland, and Rick Wakeman, performing on stages across Europe and South America. Marie's passion for chamber music led her to co-found The Guastalla Quartet, Ensemble Nova Luce and Mainly Two. With a strong interest in new music, she also regularly performs with Rarescale and The Riot Ensemble. As a soloist, Marie has performed with the Karlsruhe Symphony Orchestra and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, and was the featured soloist on Nathan Stornetta’s music for Puy Du Fou‘s new show ‘Le Dernier Panache’ with the Prague Symphonic Ensemble.
Marie has been much in demand across the UK as an orchestral player, often in principal or sub-principal positions, including with the Royal Liverpool Philhamornic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera and Opera North. At the start of the 2017/18 season, Marie joined the Royal Northern Sinfonia as sub-principal second violin.
Throughout her education in Germany, Marie was sponsored by the L-Bank foundation and is very grateful to have received further scholarships from RCM, GSMD, the Henry Wood Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. Marie currently plays a 1898 Postiglione violin, kindly loaned to her by the Harrison Frank Family Foundation.