Biography

Marlon Valk (1995, Apeldoorn) started playing the saxophone at the age of 10 and has loved it ever since. She is currently completing her Master degree in Den Haag with Lars Niederstrasser. During her bachelor – which she completed with distinction – , Marlon studied for half a year in Stockholm with Christer Johnson and in Zurich with Lars Mlekusch. Femke IJlstra was her main teacher. Marlon has followed masterclasses with amongst others Jacob TV, Antonio Cánovas Moreno, Paul Cohen and Rodrigo Vila.

Marlon has performed at the most diverse occasions in the Netherlands and abroad. She plays solo as well as with ensembles and orchestra’s, including Ricciotti Ensemble,  Zürich Saxophone Collective, NJFO, VLAM saxophone quartet and her own ensembles: Duo Calyptura and Pistache Reedquintet.

Furthermore, Marlon has been teaching the saxophone in different institutions throughout the Netherlands and provides private lessons to the young and the old.