Marianne Svašek, born in the Netherlands, studied Indian classical singing at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Uday Bhawalkar.
Since 1994 until 2013 she was taught in India by Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar.
Marianne Svašek also studied sarangi (a string instrument with three main and 35 resonating strings) with Joep Bor and Pandit Ram Narayan.
She graduated cum laude in both disciplines at the Rotterdam Conservatory where she is presently teaching. Marianne gives workshops and concerts in Europe, the US, India and Pakistan.