• Marieke de Koker

New Album: Heimwee

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

Marieke is excited to record her new album Heimwee with pianist Saori Chiba and baritone Henry Griffin. The album features Russian, French, Danish and Afrikaans music about longing for home. The Afrikaans cycle by South African composer Hendrik Hofmeyr lies close to her heart in its explorations of Apartheid and its impact on the individual and community, as well as themes of guilt and self-hatred. Marieke also made new arrangements of underperformed works by 19th century Russian princesses and female court composers. She hopes her album will bring awareness to the work of these historically excluded women.

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