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 (violoncello)

Joop de Graaf (bass)

Milan Pestel (drums)

photo by Polgara Productions






photo by Parcifal Werkman






Bravissimo Music

Gideon Rozendaal

+31 6 43 90 73 43

© 2019 by Merel van Hoek