As a professional musician for more than forty years, I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest musicians in the country. Already in her career, Marianne can be measured against the best of the best. She is a sensitive and accomplished accompanist equally at home with classical repertoire, gospel music and jazz. This is truly a remarkable and rare achievement by itself. In addition, she is a gifted arranger and composer, underlined by her recent publishing success. There is no question in my mind that as her career progresses she will achieve great acclaim for her work as a composer as well as an instrumentalist. I could not be more proud to be associated with her professionally and look forward to a long collaboration and to her ongoing success as a musician of the first rank.