Tjako Van Schie
1961: Born in Coevorden NL
1965: Starts playing the piano
1967: Starts with pianolessons from mrs. Tine Damen at the Coevorden Music School.
1973: First public concert with Haydn Piano Concert.
1978: Prize winner at Highschool Talent Contest with performing music from Debussy.
1979: After finishing Gymnasium he becomes pianostudent of Ben Smits at the Zwolle Conservatory.
1980: From now on he gives many concerts around Holland and Germany, and starts serious composing.
1983: Graduates with Piano Teachers Diplom cum laude
1984: Starts playing with violinist Adriaan Stoet, they still form a duo.
1985: Finishes his piano study with Ben Smits and graduates with the Performers Diplom.
1986: Participation in International Weimar Masterclasses with Jacob Lateiner, Detlef Kraus, Boris Bloch a.o.
1986: Tjako van Schie is the only West-European participant in the Vladiguerov Piano Competition in Bulgaria. Broadcasts for television.
1987: Becomes teacher at the Hilversum Comservatory and 2 years later at the Amsterdam Conservatory
1989: Gives besides other concerts also benefit concerts for Amnesty International and the Aids-Fund.
1991: CD-debut with Bach's Goldberg Variations BWV 988. Highly esteemed by press and media around Holland.
1992: Gives a.o. concert in Glenn Gould Festival Groningen NL, with music from a.o. Bach & R. Strauss.
1995: Makes a cd with violinist Adriaan Stoet with Yiddish Music from the ghetto's & concentration camps.
1998: Records second solo CD with music related to water ,as the source of life & inspiration for many composers.
1999: Tjako now present on the World Wide Web.
1999: Concerts with Ensemble Colorido, Spanish & French music.
1999: Works as guest teacher in Conservatorium of Porto in Portugal.
2000: Plays in many concerts, and again several times in Porto.
2001: Prepares new recordings with the 6 Bach Partita's.Recordings are scheduled for 2001 and 2002
2001: Concerts and lessons in Porto and Aveiro, Portugal
2001: Prepares new recordings and concerts together with baritone saxophone player Henk van Twillert, with works by Rachmaninoff, transcribed for piano and baritone saxophone. Recording scheduled for 2001.
2001: Concert tours in China, Portugal, Germany, France, Netherlands.
2002-2003: Gives several concerts and classes in Portugal, England, Netherlands.
2004: Schumann Piano Concerto Tours (arranged by Tjako van Schie for Saxophone orchestra and piano) in Portugal and the Netherlands
2005-2006: Several concerts, masterclasses, and new compositions
2007: Several concerts, tours, new compositions
2008: Several concerts, premi�res of new pieces (a.o. in Italy and Portugal), 2 new cd recordings
2009 - 2011: Several concerts, a.o. in Portugal, Antilles Isles, Venezuela, Netherlands. Further: new premieres of compositions