Marianne Boer made her debut at the age of ten in a Haydn piano concerto. Subseqquently, at the age of fifteen, she was selected to play a piano concerto by Mozart at the Concertgebouw, which was broadcast live on television. In 1992 she graduated from the Sweelinck Conservatory, where she studied with Jan Wijn. She also studied Musicology at the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam.
As a soloist Marianne Boer has performed many piano concertos. She won the Jacques Vonk Piano Competition and was awarded the ‘Zilveren Vriendenkrans van het Concertgebouw’ twice. She also plays in various chamber music ensembles.
2012 saw the publication of a book with an accompanying CD with the preludes by the forgotten composer and pianist Mischa Hillesum. Marianne gave the world premiere in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam and edited the scores for publication by Donemus. Dutch broadcasting company AVRO made a TV documentary about it and together with Leo Samama Marianne gave lectures at home and abroad. Since 2013 she has also been a contributor to the magazine Pianowereld. In 2014 she recorded music by Chopin for the Dutch movie ikjijhijzij.
She has been teaching and working as a repetiteur at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam since 1997. Nowadays she teaches piano as a principal subject at the Sweelinck Academy, the CvA’s study programme for exceptionally gifted children.