A choirboy at Southwark Cathedral, Richard Marlow sang at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. He went on to become Organ Scholar and later Research Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. A student of Thurston Dart, he wrote a doctoral dissertation on the seventeenth-century virginalist Giles Farnaby. After teaching at the University of Southampton he returned to Cambridge in 1968 as Fellow, Organist and Director of Music at Trinity College, and Lecturer
in the University Music Faculty. He founded the College’s mixed choir in 1982 and regular broadcasts, recordings and foreign tours soon followed. In
addition to his keyboard playing, choral conducting and teaching, Richard Marlow has been active as an editor and has contributed articles and reviews to
various scholarly journals and books. He has also conducted, lectured and given harpsichord and organ recitals in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Antipodes, and has served as Visiting Professor at universities in Tokyo, Texas, New England and New Zealand.