Marley Erickson, 2003, is grand prize winner of numerous international competitions including Fundacja Young Arts Competition, Philadelphia International Music Festival Competition, Muse Competition, Danubia Talents, and Moscow International Competition. She has won the USA National Strings Competition, is a laureate of the International Louis Spohr and Il Piccolo Violino Magico Competitions, and participated in the Menuhin Competition in 2016 and 2018.
Marley has performed with orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic including the Seattle Symphony, Orchestra of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, l’Accademia d' Archi Arrigoni, Mitteleuropa Orchestra, Seattle Sound Ensemble, and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. She has concertized in such venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Benaroya Hall, Paul Hall, Trinity Chapel, Antico Teatro Arrigoni, Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Ruïnekerke Bergen, and the Great Hall of Franz Liszt Academy.
Marley has performed in programs including The Juilliard School’s Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies, Kronberg Academy’s "Mit Musik- Miteinander,” and Festivals including Lockenhaus Music Festival, Festival Academy Budapest, Művészetek Völgye Festival, Tiberius Chamber Music Festival, Festival Kortrijk, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Miedzynarodowy Music Festival. She has participated in numerous programs including the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program, Cambridge International String Academy, The International Holland Music Sessions, and International Music Mastercourses. Marley has commissioned and performed several new works for violin, performed on Seattle’s KING FM “Northwest Focus Live,” and made her “New York Debut” in recital at Salon de Virtuosi.
In 2016, by invitation of John Adams, Marley performed the North American Premiere of Oscar Colomina i Bosch’s Shpigl on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall to critical acclaim: “…Shpigl will be remembered for the remarkable 13-year-old 'old soul’ performer, Marley Erickson, who made it come alive...Watch out world, here she comes.” (San Francisco Classical Voice, Oct. 4, 2016)
Marley currently studies with Kristóf Baráti and Barnabás Kelemen at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. Marley’s previous teachers include Eszter Perényi, Simon James, Hiro David, and Jan Coleman. She has collaborated with such artists as Michał Francuz, Rohan De Silva, Nicola Eimer, Somi Kim, Jonian Ilias Kadesha, László Fenyö, and Veronika Kopjova, and has had the honor of masterclasses with numerous artists including Robert Lipsett, Paul Kantor, Rodney Friend, György Pauk, James Ehnes, Brian Lewis, Donald Weilerstein, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Mimi Zweig, Friedemann Eichhorn, Josef Špaček, Henning Kraggerud, and Augustin Hadelich.