"I am on a journey called 'life'."
was born in the vibrant Amsterdam. At age nine, she took her first classical piano lesson with Elizabeth de Smaele. With a great love for music, Hanna experienced joy and passion in these lessons. However, she had always wanted to learn how to improvise and compose. In her teenage years, she became interested in jazz because of the famous singer Norah Jones. At the age of sixteen she enjoyed two years of jazz piano lessons at Mark van der Feen. Upon turning seventeen, she was accepted at the conservatory in Utrecht to study Jazz & Pop piano with Bert van den Brink and Rembrandt Frerichs. At the conservatory she has followed masterclasses of Kenny Werner and Benjamin Herman and has participated in project weeks with Kapok, Tin Men and The Telephone, the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, Eric van den Bovenkamp etc. She finished her studies in 2018.
Since September 2017, Hanna has composed for her own jazz trio, the Hanna Marieke Trio. In 2021 she released her debut album, Rhythms Of Grace, and has performed in living rooms and on jazz festivals since then. After graduating for piano, she has also been developing herself as a singer and a storyteller, on which she will elaborate more during a master at Codarts Rotterdam, starting in September 2022. Besides her own music, Hanna has played and performed with MUDDY GREASE, the HKU Bigband, Thirza Athalja, Geonne Hartman, the Utrecht's Jazz Orchestra and with the Big Band Utrecht (BBU).
Hanna distinguishes herself from other musicians through her vulnerability. Her music doesn't scream for attention, it invites the listener to become aware of the beauty, hope, grace and light around us. Her dream is to tour around the world with her own music that is inspired by her journey in faith.