We’re delighted to have Marie Schreer as the Hallé’s Second Violin Section Leader.
Marie Schreer grew up in Southern Germany where she started learning the violin aged three with Ute Frenzel-Yildiz. 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.
A versatile and curious musician, Marie has performed throughout Europe, South America and Asia and is featured on dozens of records from across a broad range of genres. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has had over forty new works written for her and has recorded and collaborated with the likes of Lars Vogt, Julian Rachlin, John Williams (guitar), Evan Parker, Jonny Greenwood and Stewart Copeland. Marie is on the artistic board of award-winning Riot Ensemble, is a member of rarescale and co-founded violin duo Mainly Two as well as The Guastalla Quartet, with whom she has won ‘Best Album’ at the 2020 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards. As well as serving as Second Violin Section Leader of the Hallé, she is in high demand as a chamber musician and as guest principal player with ensembles throughout the UK.
Marie also co-founded record label Turquoise Coconut which releases new music of all kinds, curates two collaboration series and runs a podcast. You can find out more about her at marieschreer.com.