The cellist Christopher Marwood is a founder member of the Vanbrugh Quartet (1985), with whom he won the London String Quartet Competition in 1988. From 1986 to 2013 the Vanbrugh Quartet was resident quartet at RTÉ.
The Vanbrugh Quartet has collaborated with many of the world’s great artists and has enjoyed invitations to leading festivals and concert venues.
The quartet’s 30 albums include nominations for Gramophone Awards and Editor’s Choice. For Marco Polo the Vanbrugh Quartet has recorded works by Frederick May and Aloys Fleischmann [8.223888], and for Naxos—the works of Boris Tchaikovsky [8.573207].
Marwood also performs regularly as a soloist and in other chamber music groups. He founded the West Cork Chamber Music Festival with Francis Humphrys in 1996 and remains director of the string quartet masterclass programme.
Marwood graduated from Cambridge University, London’s Royal Academy of Music and the Conservatorium Maastricht and currently teaches cello and chamber music at CIT Cork School of Music and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.