|Musician type:||composer, stringed instrument|
At 18, Marlon became Junior Composer in Residence for the Residence Orchestra. A few years later he won the first prize in the prestiguous Michele Pittaluga guitar competition. At the occassion of her 25-year reign, he played live on television for HM Queen Beatrix. He graduated from the Royal Conservatory with the exceptional grade "10 with disctinction". Since 2010 he is professor for guitar at Fontys University in Tilburg.
Marlon won more than 20 prizes in 6 countries, including First Prizes in the prestiguous Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition in Italy, the Dutch Young Music Talent Foundation, the Zwolle International Guitar Festival and the Princess Christina Composition Competition. In 2009 he received the European Juventus Award in Cambrai, France for international outstanding young artists.
His docARTES doctoral defense took place on December 10, 2013 at Leiden University.