Tjako van Schie

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Tjako van Schie
Tjako van Schie
Tjako van Schie
BornApril 17, 1961 (1961-04-17) (age 61)
Coevorden, Netherlands
OccupationDutch composer, pianist and répétiteur

Tjako van Schie (born April 17, 1961 in Coevorden) is a Dutch pianist and composer. He is a répétiteur at the Amsterdam Conservatory.[1]


Since 1999 Van Schie has been working as a host professor at the conservatory of Porto (Portugal).[2] In 2001 he toured the People's Republic of China.[3][4][5] In the same year he toured in the Netherlands and in Portugal with the Orquestra Portuguesa de Saxofones, also known as Vento do Norte.[6]

Van Schie also composes music[7][8][9][10] as well as rearranges music.[11][12] He wrote music for all kinds of musical ensembles, as well as rewritten old music. For example: he rewrote compositions of Robert Schumann to be performed by piano and saxophone ensemble.

In 2012 he played the piano for singer and soap actress Jette van der Meij.[13]

Van Schie was educated at the Zwolle conservatory, after which he attended several master classes, among others at the New York pianist Jacob Lateiner.


Tjako van Schie sitting at the piano
  • CD: The Goldberg Variations BWV 988 of Johann Sebastian Bach (1991)[14]
  • "Koninginnedagconcert" - CMK, with The Coevorder Mannenkoor (1991)
  • "Overijssel Zingt" (double cd) - MIRASOUND, with various Overijssel choirs (1993)
  • CD: Shtil di nakht iz oysgeshternt (The silent night is filled with stars) - Yiddish music from the ghetto's and concentration camps, 1995, EMI, newly re-edited by EMI in 2005: Tjako van Schie - piano & Adriaan Stoet - violin
  • CD: Water bron van leven, 1998, compositions for piano by different composers about the 'water theme', with 4 compositions of his own and a piano solo version of Bedřich Smetana's The Moldau from Má Vlast
  • "Akoestisch signaal" - MIRASOUND, with the Dutch Police Choir of Drenthe (1996)
  • "Shtil di nakht iz oysgeshternt" - EMI, re-edition (2005)
  • "Die Geigen, ja die Geigen!" - GILL/Sony, various composers (Adriaan Stoet-violin & Tjako van Schie-piano) (2008)
  • "A Bag of Music" - Saxunlimited, 3 cd box (cd 1: "Vocalise", cd 2: "Petite Fleur", cd 3: "Wonderful World") with bariton saxophone player Henk van Twillert (2011)


  1. ^ "List of professors of the Amsterdam Conservatory". Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  2. ^ "Sax Unlimited". Sax Unlimited. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2] Archived January 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Bao, Xing (2001-07-12). "China Daily". Archived from the original on 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  6. ^ [3][dead link]
  7. ^ "Image: MC concert 3 nov 2007-2.jpg, (2318 × 2545 px)". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  8. ^ "Image: recensie_Odeon_1998_recital.jpg, (423 × 802 px)". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  9. ^ "Image: recensie_Wientjes_2_pianos.jpg, (526 × 644 px)". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  10. ^ "SibeliusMusic has closed". Archived from the original on 2006-05-28.
  11. ^ Apeldoornse Courant, April 15, 1995
  12. ^ " – De Stentor". March 18, 2004. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  13. ^ Van Schie & van der Meij
  14. ^ "Comparative critical analysis of the different recordings of the Goldberg Variations, Bach Cantatas Website". Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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