Marianne Prommel was born in a musical family in Purmerend, in the north of the Netherlands. She started studying bassoon with Ronald Karten (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) and continued at the 'Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam' and the 'Utrecht school of arts' with John Mostard (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)
Except that Marianne Prommel plays in various chamber music groups, she was successively member of the Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra and principal bassoon player in the Dutch Ballet Orchestra. Since 1992 is Marianne member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra - 'Giuoco delle coppie' (Rotterdam Phil)
- 2nd-bassoon solo from Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra: Finale presto. (Rotterdam Phil)
Another advantage… I play every program on new reeds, ...as long as I do the laundry. Was there a better reason to get married to this guy?”