- Biography

Hanna Marieke van Dijk was born on the 6th of August 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 under the great Bert van den Brink and Rembrandt Frerichs. She finished her studies in 2018.

Since September 2017, Hanna has composed for her own jazz trio, the Hanna Marieke Trio. Besides that, she is one of the keyboard players of fusion quintet 'Muddy Grease'. Throughout the years, Hanna has played and performed with singer-songwriter Eadon, the HKU Bigband, the Utrecht's Jazz Orchestra and with the 'Big Band Utrecht' (BBU). 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.

Hanna distinguishes herself from other musicians through her faith in God. She encounters the beauty of Jesus in music. Her dream is to tour around the world with her own music that is inspired by her journey in faith.