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Merel van Hoek was born in April 1994. She started playing the guitar at the age of thirteen.
One year later she started playing fingerstyle guitar and immediately fell in love with this genre after hearing 'Blue Moon' arranged by Tommy Emmanuel. Since then, Merel has been teaching herself, driven by her feeling and imagination with the fingerstyle guitar music. Her biggest passion is composing her own music. Her compositions are influenced by guitarists such as Andy McKee, Craig d'Andrea and Pierre Bensusan.
''A passion for melody, that is what attracts me in fingerstyle compositions. I'm also trying to achieve an unique voice on my guitar.''
Fingerstyle virtuoso Gareth Pearson says about her music: "Her passion and beautiful spirit will captivate you with her angelic melodies"
Merel released her first EP called 'Pieces of Nature' and is currently working on her first album.

"You don't write like anyone else, you have your own sound" - Tommy Emmanuel

"Merel is a great new talent! She's really developing her own unique voice on the guitar. A nice mix of skill and creativity, think she's definitely one to listen to!" - Andy McKee

Merel van Hoek Merel van Hoek, The Hague, Netherlands

  • The Unknown

    Merel van Hoek on March 01, 2014 16:58
  • Merel van Hoek - Home

    Merel van Hoek on June 17, 2013 20:31
  • Merel van Hoek - Floating on Feathers Artwork

    Merel van Hoek - Floating on Feathers

    Merel van Hoek on February 22, 2012 11:46
  • November Moods Artwork

    November Moods

    Merel van Hoek on November 28, 2011 14:59
  • In Motion - Merel van Hoek

    Merel van Hoek on October 11, 2011 05:21

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