"After having lived abroad for several years, I returned to the Royal Conservatoire in 2018 as Head of the Classical Department. Together with a wonderful team, I work on helping our students become proficient and creative musicians who can navigate a career path through music and make a positive change in the world"
Marlon completed his PhD in Creative and Performing Arts at Leiden University in 2013 and was shortly thereafter appointed head of the Master of Music programme at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts. His interest in education management brought him to pursue an MBA degree at Maastricht University, which he completed in 2018.
In 2018, Marlon moved to the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, his alma mater, where he serves as head of the Classical Department. In addition, he serves as board member of the New European Ensemble.
At age twelve, Marlon entered the young talent class of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, studying guitar and composition. As a student of Zoran Dukic and Enno Voorhorst he received his Master degree in guitar, graduating with the exceptional mark “10 with distinction”. Marlon continued his guitar studies with Joaquín Clerch at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, where he graduated with distinction for the Konzertexamen in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed main subject professor for guitar at the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Marlon won prizes in more than twenty international competitions in six countries, among which the First Prize in the prestigious Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition in Italy. In 2005, Marlon played for Queen Beatrix at the occasion of the 25-year celebration of her reign, broadcast live on Dutch national television.
As a performing artist, Marlon performed in Europe, the United States, Asia, Russia, Central America, and the Middle East. He played as a soloist with various orchestras, such as the State Hermitage Orchestra St. Petersburg, the Orchestre National de Lille, and the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen. As a composer, Marlon is laureate of the Princess Christina Competition. At the young age of 18, Marlon Titre was appointed as “junior composer in residence” to the Residentie Orkest Den Haag. Marlon composed for the Residence Orchestra, the Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, and Cello Octet Amsterdam.