Born in 1961 and starting at the age of 6 with pianolessons, van Schie accomplished his study at the Academy of Music in Amsterdam under the guidance of Ben Smits. Therafter he went to New York City to follow masterclasses with the famous pianist Jacob Lateiner . Tjako van Schie made his first CD in 1991 with the “Goldbergvariations “ of J.S. Bach.
Many positive reviews of that CD brought him to the important concertpodia in the Netherlands and abroad. In 1998 he produced a second CD with the theme “Water” . Tjako van Schie forms also a duo with Adrian Stoet , violin and produced 2 CD with him. Since 1987 is Tjako connected as a teacher to the Academy of Music in Amsterdam and since 2009 guest teacher at the Academy in Porto. He made a successful tour in China 2001 and performed also for the Chinese National Broadcast Company.
In the Netherlands and in Porto he gave concerts with a special arrangement of the piano concert of Schumann for piano and saxophone orchestra, made by himself.
Tjako is the regular companion of Henk van Twillert, preparing a CD with classical and world music together at this moment..