Tico Pierhagen (1975, Pasto, Colombia)
When he was 8 years old he started piano lessons and soon he became interested in all kinds of jazz orientated music. After studying composition and music technology utrecht conservatory at the he achieved the title of EMMA (European Media Master of Arts) at the University of Portsmouth, England. Tico also studied piano performance at the Rotterdam conservatory for 4 years.
In 2008 he worked in `colombia on 3 film projects, an experience which led to a collaboration with the SOS children's village organization and establishing a fund for disadvanteged children. Programs such as this have led to a distingusihed teaching and concertizing, including concerts and masterclasses in Pasto, Colombia, carrer throughout ``south ``america.
In 2011 he released his first album. The album is mainly recorded in Colombia with well known colombian musicians and was well received in Colombia and Holland.
"with the release of his first album, Tico Pierhagen & Aguabajo proves to have exelent skills and expertise as a pianoplayer/composer who has his colombian roots excellently assimilated in his music"- Mattie Poels, radio 6, Holland
"Superb..it is surprising, refreshing and absolutely contemporary.", Melchio Huurdeman, Vrij geluiden, VPRO, national television.