Ricardo Marlow
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Ricardo Marlow

Fort Washington, Maryland, United States

Fort Washington, Maryland, United States
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"A flamenco “essential”"

A flamenco “essential” Rarely will musical virtuosity be at the service of a man’s profound sensitivity and creative genius. That is the unique and wonderful case of Richard Marlow, “Ricardo”. These compositions are uncompromisingly traditional Flamenco, almost scholarly essays illustrating the purity of this often adulterated style. Yet each one piece is melodically entertaining and freshly new, rhythmically seductive and above all opulently rich with the poignant passion of Flamenco. I am an amateur flamenco player, and have learned so much from this humble master’s art. Thank you Ricardo for the wonders you created in your “Madera Sonora”. - CDBaby Review: author: G.J.Corrado


"Short Takes: Flamenco"

...accompanied by guitarists Richard Marlow and Pedro Cortes, who provided a riveting original score...

While the audience was wildly receptive from the start of Marlow's free-form guitar solo...

It was a kind of flamenco that was vividly muscular and somehow essentially American.

-- Jane Vranish

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/06339/743525-42.stm - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


""Look at How Gypsy I am!""

No performance of Flamenco would be complete without a mention of the musicians. And what musicians! The guitarist, Richard Marlow, an artist with what appears to be more than his fair share of modesty, is a joy, a pleasure, a sorrow to listen to. His every note is clear and concise, yet full of his soul. His solo was not just a filler between dances, it was a statement of artistry and he accompanied the dancers and the singer with the same concentration.

~ by Tehreema Mitha
- The DanceView Times, Washington, D.C. edition


Discography

"Madera Sonora" - High energy Solo flamenco guitar instrumental album in the vein of the very best of flamenco guitar. Read review and/or purchase at http://cdbaby.com/cd/ricardomarlow

1. Juanito. bulerías
2. Sanlúcar. rondeña
3. Café Solé . rumba
4. Madera Sonora . soleá por bulerías
5. El Escritorio . bulerías
6. Mi Copita De Jerez . tanguillos
7. Tia Rita . alegrías
8. El Moro . tangos
9. Compañeros Gitano . bulerías
10. Plaza del Cabildo . soleá

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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”, 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 recently performed in Edwin Aparicio’s new work, “Dos Mundos” at the Gala Hispanic Theatre on 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.
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 Red Maple, Las Tapas and Bambulé.

Awards:

2008 Winner
of the Maryland
Individual Artist Award

Rondeña, composed and performed by Richard Marlow,
2008 Individual Artist Award Recipient in Solo Instrumental Performance. Featured In New CD
"Madera Sonora".

2005 Winner
of the Maryland
Individual Artist Award
For Outstanding Music Composition