Marieke de Bruijn studied at the Sweelinck conservatory in Amsterdam and graduated cum laude in 1995. Her teachers were Bouw Lemkes and Peter Brunt. For two years she studied at the University of Wisconsin in the United States with Vartan Manoogian. After graduating she worked as a freelance musician in many Dutch orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Schönbergensemble. For seven years she played as a permanent member first violin in Amsterdam Sinfoniëtta. Since 2002 she has specialized in chamber music and music theater. She made many children's performances and performed with Tango Rosa Rio and Trio Vidalita.
Marieke currently performs chamber music concerts under the name Maria Adriana in various ensembles. She is concertmaster at Het Promenadeorkest and the Nederlands Theaterorkest, and is regularly found in the studio for recording film music and pop music. She plays with Dutch artists such as Douwe Bob, Ellen ten Damme, Tim Knol, The Analogues and Anne Soldaat. Marieke is one of the musicians of the musician collective Splendor in Amsterdam.