De Graaf started his musical career with his own jazz ensemble and with The Kyteman Orchestra, but has been playing solo since 2018. Improvising he combines simple melodies with virtuoso passages. In this way, he creates neo-classical piano music with a unique sound that is always evolving. He previously released the album ‘Fermata’ (2019) and the EP ‘Vortex’ (2019). And with success, in 2020 he won prizes in the neoclassical category at the Edisons Classic. In 2021, De Graaf released his album ‘Equinox’ and most recently the EP ‘Home’ (2022). With sources of inspiration such as Chopin, Keith Jarrett and Miles Davis, Pieter de Graaf makes improvised, neo-classical piano music. Comparisons with Nils Frahm and Einaudi are obvious but with the added electronics and jazz influences. Jury Edison Classic Awards: “A whirlwind, a vortex of sounds and ideas, put on record urgently and decisively. But what is perhaps the most important thing: despite his drive for innovation”.