Johannes Marmén studied violin with Nina Balabina at Lilla Akademien (the Junior Academy in Stockholm) from 2006, winning a full scholarship in 2008 for the summer chamber music course Musica Mundi in Belgium, where he received coaching from Paul Badura-Skoda and members of the Talich quartet. In 2009 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he currently studies violin with Professor Berent Korfker. As a chamber musician Marmén has performed with pianists Bengt-Åke Lundin, Benedicte Haid, and Johan Fröst. He is also a founding member of the Leonhard String Quartet.
Marmén is an experienced leader of orchestras and ensembles. He was concert master of the Lilla Akademien Symphony and Chamber Orchestras 2008-2009, and concert master of the Swedish National Youth Symphony Orchestra from 2010, leading performances in Berwaldhallen, Chicago Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen (2010) and Tonu Kaljuste (2011/2). In the summer of 2011, Johannes led the Vadstena Chamber Opera, directed by David Björkman.
Prizes and awards include the Ingrid and Per Welin scholarship from the Swedish Royal Academy of Music (2009) and the Kjerstin Dellert Confidence scholarship (2010).