George Tsolis teaches Jazz Piano & Jazz Composition, at Musical Praxis Conservatory.
He was born and raised on the island of Kefalonia and his first contact with improvisation was during his studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Patras with professor Georgios Metaxas.
For the last 17 years he has lived in The Hague, the Netherlands, where he studied at the Jazz Department of the Royal Academy of The Hague. From there he graduated with the titles “Bachelor” (2010) and “Master” (2012) in Jazz piano performance.
Professional & Educational Activity
He is an active member of the Greek as well as the international jazz scene for the last 17 years, with appearances in Greece, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Italy etc.
Some of the festivals in which he has appeared mainly with his trio as a leader as well as as a side man: North Sea jazz festival (2010), Jazz at 5 (2010), Cutting Edge jazz festival (2013), Kalamata jazz festival (2012) , Tinos jazz festival (2012), Megaro Gyzi Festival (2014) Saristra Festival (2014).
He regularly appears in various Jazz clubs throughout Greece and Europe.
Articles about his appearances have been written in magazines in Greece (Jazz & Jazz) and in the Netherlands (AD courant).
He has 3 personal CD albums to his credit: “on the way” (2012) ‘walk in the line” (2019) “Back Home” 2020.
He has collaborations with musicians of the international jazz scene. Among others Heijn Van Der Geyn, John Ruocoo, Ronnie Cuber, Owen hart jr, Josh Ginsburg, Jorge Vistel.
He teaches piano at the British International School in The Hague and is active in giving workshops in various parts of Europe with a final stop at the Conservatorio of Padua (February 2020).
He is the founder of MJS my Jazz studio, an international network of Jazz musicians.
As a composer, in addition to his compositional work in the field of Jazz, he also deals with the field of modern classical music. He collaborates with the Danish publishing house “Editions Svitzer” and has already composed works for piano orchestra and mainly for solo marimba, collaborating with the distinguished soloist Theodor Milkov.