|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Composer, Performer, Teacher|
As a young child, Ricardo (Richard) Marlow was introduced to the guitar by his father, the eminent classical guitarist John E. Marlow. He went on to receive a degree from the James Madison School of Music (James Madison University) in 1997. Mr. Marlow subsequently took up the flamenco guitar and studied with master, Gerardo Núñez, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain. Mr. Marlow has played for the Danza del Rio Flamenco Company, and with Paco de Malaga and Ana Martinez Dance Company. Since 1997 he has performed with Arte Flamenco Dance Company in venues such as The Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others.
Mr. Marlow fulfilled an essential role in Edwin Aparicio’s productions of “Bailes Inéditos”, “Encuentros”, “Intimo” and "Entresuenos", where he shared stages with Jesús Montoya, Alfonso Cid, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cortes Jr., “La Truco”, Nelida Tirado and Carmela Greco. In 2005, Mr. Marlow performed at the 20th Mayor’s Art’s Awards at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore in Rockville and at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Marlow has toured with Louisville Flamenco in Kentucky, Indiana, and Nashville, TN various times since 2007. Mr. Marlow performed in Edwin Aparicio’s work “Dos Mundos” at the Gala Hispanic Theatre in Dec. 2008. In this production, Mr. Marlow was fortunate to share the stage with world-renowned dancer “La Tati”, Jose Jimenez “El Bocadillo”, Antonio Jimenez “El Porras”, and Basillio Garcia Clavero, all from Madrid. In 2009, the GSFA concert series in Pittsburgh, PA presented Mr. Marlow at Synod Hall with La Tania and Jesus Montoya. Also in 2009, Mr. Marlow performed “L.A. Olé!” for the “Flamenco Forever Series” at the Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood CA, under the direction of Antonio Triana. He performed with Antonio Granjero, Roberto Amaral, Fanny Ara, El Yiyi, La Genoveva and others.
Since the release of his debut solo CD “Madera Sonora”, Mr. Marlow has appeared for solo recitals and teaching workshops/master classes at numerous venues including Cal State University (CSU) in Fresno, VCU in Richmond, Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Shenandoah Conservatory “Pavan Series” in VA, Academy Art Museum in Annapolis, MD.
His percussive style of playing is highly sought after by local flamenco artists. He can be seen playing almost nightly at numerous venues in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas such as Las Tapas ,Vinoteca, Las Tasca and Guarapo.