Marley Erickson is a student of Simon James and collaborative pianist Hiro David at the Coleman Violin Studio, Seattle. After winning 2015 Seattle Symphony Young Artists Audition she performed as soloist with the Seattle Symphony. She made her solo orchestral debut with the Ottawa Chamber Symphony aged 11. Since 2012, she has been a medalist in the Seattle Music Teachers Association Simon-Fiset Competition, and also performed at an annual benefit for Ugandan AIDS orphans. In 2015 she won special recognition at the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival. Besides music, Marley also enjoys fashion design, historical fiction, classical architecture, and photography. She plays a 2013 David Gusset violin.
“Being accepted to compete in the 2016 Menuhin Competition is by far the most extraordinary opportunity I have ever had. Considered the leading and most respected international violin competition for young violinists, I am extremely honoured to take part, and feel most fortunate to have the occasion to travel to the remarkable city of London!
For me, participation in the Menuhin Competition represents a gateway to the most serious and sophisticated level of musicianship. It will be amazing to be surrounded by so many high-level violinists and to receive critique and feedback from the outstanding panel of judges.
I am looking forward to taking part in the organized outreach programs and becoming a Young Menuhin Ambassador: what an elegant title, and honour to have bestowed! I am excited beyond measure to perform on stage at Duke’s Hall, and for the unique opportunity this provides to share my music with a worldwide audience.” (Marley Erickson)