As a ten-year-old Marianne Boer gave her debut recital performing a Haydn piano concerto with the Zeeuws Youth Orchestra. She was a finalist in several youth competitions, including the AVRO competition and the Rotterdam Three Day piano competition.
She was professionally trained at the Amsterdam Conservatory where she received her diploma Performing Musician, after studying piano with Jan Wijn for six years. She continued her studies with a chamber music program led by Willem Brons. She took master classes with G. Sebök, E. Rodrigues and I. Friedman. In 2002 she completed her studies in musicology with Professor Albert Clement at Utrecht University.
Marianne has received several awards: In 1991 she received the first prize in the category chamber music with a piano-flute duet at the Rovere d’Oro Competition in San Bartelomeo al Mare in Italy and the first prize at the Jacques Vonk Piano Competition in 1993. As a soloist she was awarded with the Friends’ Silver Wreath of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1994 and in 1996 she obtained the Friends Wreath for a second time with the Reinaert Ensemble.
She performed as a soloist in several piano concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven (Concert nr. 3 and the Choir Fantasy) and Mendelssohn. She performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue twice with the Brabants Orchestra conducted by Mark Fitz-Gerald in 1999. Marianne gave solo recitals in the Recital Hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Kurhaus in Scheveningen and Vredenburg in Utrecht. She has also performed in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Nigeria and Benin (Africa).
She is also active in the field of chamber music. She has played piano quartets in the series Young Dutch Artists in the Recital Hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In 1999 she played Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Christmas Matinee, conducted by Ricardo Chailly. She also performed in the series ‘Sunday Morning Concerts’.
In 1997 she accepted a teaching position at the Amsterdam Conservatory and since 2006 she has been teaching piano majors at Roosevelt Academy in Middelburg.
Both in the Netherlands and abroad, Marianne is a much sought-after pianist for chamber music festivals, accompaniment courses and prominent competitions. She is the regular accompanist at the International Holland Music Sessions, The Young Musician of the Year and the Leo Smit Foundation.
CD with piano and flute music was released in 1997
for the label Etcetera. A chamber music CD, with the
ensemble Les Quatre (formarly Quatre Reines) founded
by her, was released in 2000. In 2002, she recorded
her second CD with Maurice Heugen, solo flutist of
the Zurich Opera: Homage to Debussy. In
September 2003, she recorded George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody
in Blue" with the Cobla Principal d’Amsterdam . The
third Heugen-Boer duo CD (2006) contains works of,
among others, W. Gieseking, Ph. Gaubert, and L.
Liebermann. Marianne has also performed countless
times for radio and television.