Summer in the CityFrancesca Rijks
Born and raised in England, Francesca Rijks, a.k.a. CESKIE, is a classically trained violinist, producer, and entrepreneur. Influenced by EDM, rock, and R&B, she connects with listeners through the honesty and depth of her sound.
As a student at Berklee College of Music, she has broadened her influences to Celtic, film music, and jazz, and is an in-demand session violinist. Inspired by artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Roby Lakatos, Vishten, and Coldplay, CESKIE combines her wide range of influences, classical foundations, and her love of storytelling to create a unique human connection.
CESKIE has performed with Eugene Friesen, Jacob Collier, and Patrice Rushen, and performed privately for Prince William in 2017. She also organizes and hosts regular concerts at Studio Log Cabin, featuring and collaborating with local talent such as Beane, Julia Gartha, and Lew.