Chieko Donker Duyvis is a cellist, vocalist and composer from Amsterdam with Brazilian/Japanese roots. 

Having studied a double Masters in vocals and cello in Latin American music, jazz / improvisation and Classical music, Chieko has truly created her own path in music. Her work is deeply authentic and creative. 

She is the frontwoman of Chieko Ensemble. As the New Creator 2022 she got commissioned to write new compositions for her ensemble on a radio broadcasted première at Grachtenfestival.

She has a great love for interdisciplinairy collaborations and worked extensively with dancers, theatre, painters and Spoken Word artists, where she creates new work extensively. She has composed  film scores for several short films and documentaries. Exploring new ideas is her happy place.

Having toured Europe, Mexico and Korea as a soloist and with her ensembles, she was invited to sing and play her compositions several times at Concertgebouw and received rave reviews for her performance at Podium Witteman and various festivals. 


"With her exceptionally warm sound, Chieko brings exactly what we need now: the most beautiful music by a new generation of talented musicians" – Grachtenfestival


"The realization that Chieko coincides seamlessly with her music is inevitable from the first note." - World Blend Forum