“What most impresses about Márquez’s playing is a sweatness of tone that recalls the use of the flesh against gut courses, a relatively free approach to phrasing and a seemingly effortless technique – this latter a huge plus in the more rapid passages and ornamentation, which can often sound over-articulated and effortful on the guitar. But Márquez is not interested in aping the sound of the lightly constructed vihuela – he’s after a sonority that’s perfectly apposite to the character of the music.”

Willian Yeoman, Gramophone, London