ABOUT

Winner of the 2020 Athens’ Muse International Competition and Philadelphia International Music Festival Concerto Competition, 17-year-old Marley Erickson has presented numerous full-length recitals and appeared as soloist with orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. She has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Orchestra of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, l'Accademia d' Archi Arrigoni, Mitteleuropa Orchestra, the Port Angeles Symphony, Ottawa Chamber Symphony, North Corner Chamber Orchestra, Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Giovanile Trentina, and the Seattle Sound Ensemble, concertizing in such venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Benaroya Hall, Paul Hall, Trinity Chapel, Antico Teatro Arrigoni, Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Ruïnekerke Bergen, and Hejnice Basilica. In 2019 she made her “New York Debut” in recital at Salon de Virtuosi.

Marley is the winner of the 2018 USA National MTNA Junior Strings Competition, received first place in Poland's 2019 Fundacja Young Arts Competition, is a laureate of the 2016 International Louis Spohr and Il Piccolo Violino Magico Competitions and participated in the Menuhin Competition in 2016 and 2018. An enthusiast of new music, Marley has commissioned and performed Jerry Mader’s ”Six Cantos for Amplified Violin Alone,” “Dinner Suite” String Trio, and “Zodiac” for Violin and Orchestra. She has performed on Seattle’s KING FM “Northwest Focus Live,” The Juilliard School’s Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies, Kronberg Academy’s "Mit Musik- Miteinander,” and Festivals including Seattle’s Chamber Music Festival, the Kronberg Academy Festival, Miedzynarodowy Music Festival and the Festival Academy Budapest.

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 Barnabás Kelemen and Katalin Kokas at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Previously, she was a student of Simon James, Hiro David, and Jan Coleman of the Coleman Violin Studio in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of several chamber groups in Budapest and has participated in programs including the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, Brian Lewis Young Artist Program, Encore Chamber Music Academy, Cambridge International String Academy, Liberec International Violin Academy, The International Holland Music Sessions, Poland Young Arts Masterclasses and The Castleman Quartet Project.

Marley has collaborated with such pianists as Michał Francuz, Rohan De Silva, Nicola Eimer, Somi Kim, and Angela Draghicescu. She has had the honor of lessons and masterclasses with numerous artists including Robert Lipsett, Paul Kantor, Rodney Friend, György Pauk, James Ehnes, Brian Lewis, Ivan Straus, Donald Weilerstein, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Krzysztof Węgrzyn, Ulf Schneider, Mimi Zweig, Ian Swensen, Tasmin Little, Robert McDuffy, Friedemann Eichhorn, Josef Špaček, Henning Kraggerud, Yuri Zhislin, Andrzej Grabiec, Magdelena Rezler, Bartosz Bryła, and Augustin Hadelich.