Flutist Marieke Schneemann studied with Karl-Friedrich Mess at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and with Frans Vester at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she obtained her soloist diploma cum laude. Marieke Schneemann was solo flutist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev and member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Fodor Quintet. As a recitalist she performs with pianist Marietta Petkova, harpist Godelieve Schrama and cimbalom players Michiel Weidner and Jan Rokyta. With Ralph van Raat she focuses on the performance of contemporary music and together they have recorded solo works by Rudolf Escher. With Marietta Petkova she has recorded a CD entirely devoted to songs by Gabriel Fauré. She has performed at international festivals and appeared as a soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Ulster Orchestra and I Solisti di Zagreb conducted by Edo de Waart, Roy Goodman, Marc Minkovsky, Thierry Fischer, Ivan Fischer, Iwaki Hirokami and George Benjamin. She teaches as a professor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.