photo by Polgara Productions



everything is coloured







photo by Polgara Productions

Eskina is a unique instrumental band lead by guitarist Merel van Hoek from The Hague. In 2018 they were selected for De Grote Prijs Van Nederland where they greatly impressed the audience and jury with their refreshing sound fusing pop and neo-classical music.


The hauntingly minimalistic songs and the special combination of instruments bring life to soundscapes reminiscent of music ranging from minimalist Philip Glass to British rock band Radiohead.  


Eskina has opened for various artists throughout the Netherlands. They have performed main stage sets across the Netherlands in festivals such as Amsterdam's Landjuweel and Rotterdam's Duizel in Het Park, as well as in major venues including TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, Het Paard van Troje in Den Haag, the 2018 Kunstklank production of ISADORA and others.


Their first single ‘At The End Of The Sea’ was released in 2017 by the renowned American record label Candyrat Records.  

Merel van Hoek  [guitar/compositions]

Kellen McDaniel [viola]

Berber Heerema [cello]

Joop de Graaf    [bass]

Mischa Porte      [drums]



photo by Parcifal Werkman

Totaalfestival Bladel
The Grey Space In The Middle
Photo by Polgara Productions
Totaalfestival Bladel
PAARD - Den Haag
PAARD - Den Haag
Photo by Polgara Productions
Duizel In Het Park - Rotterdam
Photo by Stamatis Xanthoulis
Festival Classique - Den Haag
PAARD - Den Haag
Duizel In Het Park - Rotterdam
PAARD - Den Haag
MILES - Amersfoort





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+31 6 43 90 73 43

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