Colijn Buis is a pianist, composer, and teacher.
He studied piano (jazz and improvizacion) Utrecht Conservatory with Bert van den Brink, Cor Bakker and Jeroen van Vliet. Masterclasses Colijn has performed with Louis van Dijk, Barry Harris, Fred Hersch, Brad Mehldau, Enrico Pieranunzi, John Taylor, Kenny Werner and Clare Fischer a week in Los Angeles.
The Colijn Buis Trio has performed for seven years in a row, once a week in Utrecht Live Jam Session at Cees Place, with important guests like Hans Mantel, John Engels, Thijs van Leer, Hans Dulfer, Denise Jannah and more by the best artists of the Dutch and international music scene, from jazz to play in pop.
In addition to these activities, Colijn, has interpreted in many types of festivals, private and business celebrations, ceremonies, conferences, theaters and casino in these performances was as a pianist soloist, duet, we Thijs van Leer Trio with Denise Jannah, but also with quartet or big band orchestras. Has collaborated with major crust as Grootkoor PROJEKTEN conductor Harold Holland Lenselink, with nationaal Jeugdkoor (Netherlands Youth Choir) and the International Youth choir Choeur Robert Schuman in countries like Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Colijn, as composer wins award The Kustanjer, submitted by Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation in Utrecht.
His debut album "Horizon" (which consisted of original compositions interpreted together with Jasper van HULTEN, Sven Happel, Tom Beek and Thijs van Leer) to date has sold more than 1,500 copies of the album. While Colijn compositions are used in the soundtrack and cinematography Dutch television. Colijn music is interpreted in Albania, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the U.S. and Holland.
This author has also worked as arranxhues. There arranxhuar Mass 'Dona Nobis Pacem' composed by Thijs Van Leer for choirs, and that is displayed in the Cathedral of Notre Dam de Reims in France.
While as teachers, profession exercised in Konservaotrin of Utrecht, in the Jazzpodium SJU also giving private lessons and workshops organized.