Anna Maria van Giersbergen (Sint Michielsgestel, March 8, 1973), known artistically as Anneke van Giersbergen, is a Dutch singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist who became known worldwide as the lead singer and songwriter for the Dutch progressive/alternative rock band, The Gathering, between 1995 and 2008. Currently she has a solo career. The project was originally called Agua de Annique, but later going by her own name.
Anneke has a soprano type of voice and a vocal range of seven octaves. Her voice is very powerful like a belt yet beautiful and soft like a nightingale. She can reach extremely high notes and extremely low notes with the same ease. She has a very special and unique colour and metal of voice. In particular, her voice is very wonderful, deep, magical, ethereal, atmospheric, sweet, sentimental, tender and melodic.
She is known as The Siren of Music or as The Angel of Music.
She is 5' 7" (1.70 cm.) in height.