Marijke

Biography

Marijke Schröer started her Bachelor of Music at the Conservatory of Groningen (Prins Claus Conservatorium) with Peter Stam. After graduating Cum Laude, Marijke continued her studies under Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in the international renowned saxophone class, where she succesfully finished her Master of Music in 2011.

As a performer Marijkes’ activities are from an impressive versatility. She premiered several (solo) pieces including the Dutch premiere of Christian Lauba’s Worksong in attendance of the composer himself.

Because of her love for chamber music, Marijke plays in several chamber music ensembles: the Melisma Saxophone Quartet, Noota Saxophone Duo, NootaXL, SaxYOn, the Dutch Saxophone Octet and the Swing Orchestra. Several composers wrote pieces for her chamber music ensembles a.o. Bernard van Beurden, Ad Wammes, Enrique Mendoza, Koldo Pastor and Jens Peter Möller.

Furthermore she gave concerts during a.o. Grieg Festival (Norway), Davos Festival (Switzerland), Izumi Hall Osaka (Japan), Grachtenfestival Amsterdam (Holland), Bach Festival Dordrecht (Holland), World Saxophone Congress (Scotland), Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing (China), Opera House Guangzhou (China) ect.

Marijke became a finalist in several international competitions like the TIM (Torneo Internazionale di Musica) in Verona, Italy, and the International Chamer Music Competition Osaka, Japan. With the last she won a fourth place and honorable mentions.

Notably, Marijke has followed lessons with amongst others Walter van Hauwe, Claude Delangle, Stefan Metz, Lars Mlekusch, Philippe Braquart and Jean Marie Londeix.

The SEM (Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument) made it possible for her to buy her own baritone saxophone in the beginning of 2014 and in 2015 she won a donation from the ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds’.