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'A champion of music of various genres’ (The Strad), UK-based violinist Marie Schreer is both a compelling interpreter of new works and a prominent exponent of the Western classical tradition. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has had over forty works written for her and is featured on dozens of releases alongside renowned artists including Lars Vogt, guitarist John Williams, Evan Parker, and Kate Williams. Marie is co-Artistic Director and violinist of award-winning Riot Ensemble and also holds the position of Section Leader Second Violins at The Hallé in Manchester. She is in high demand as guest principal with orchestras and ensembles across the UK and has performed throughout Europe, South America and Asia.

Marie grew up in Germany where she started learning the violin aged three at  Musikakademie Diapason with Ute Frenzel. She later moved to London to continue her studies with Berent Korfker, Daniel Rowland and Yuri Zhislin (viola) at the Royal College of Music and with Krzysztof Smietana and David Dolan (classical improvisation) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with a Concert Recital Diploma, awarded for an outstanding final recital.

Together with pioneering musician John Garner, Marie co-founded contemporary violin duo Mainly Two as well as The Guastalla Quartet, with whom she won ‘Best Album’ at the 2020 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards. They also co-run record label Turquoise Coconut which releases new music of all kinds and hosts a podcast featuring interviews with internationally acclaimed artists, including improviser, author and educator Stephen Nachmanovitch and South Indian violinist and composer Jyotsna Srikanth.

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