Tamas Szigyarto was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was schooled in classical piano from the age of 10 and progressed into drums & percussion from 17. For the following decade, he played in numerous alternative rock bands.
Szigyarto studied Mathematics at St.Petersburg State University (graduated with MSc. in Math in 2006) and Commercial Music Performance at Tech Music School (BIMM Institute) in London. Here he met and played with London’s alt pop trio Fassine. Whilst his love for drums and percussion kept him active, his affection for piano music and composition has been an integral part of his musical journey to date.
Inspired by French composers of the 20th century such as Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc, Szigyarto started composing for piano. Later through his musical journey, he discovered the great American music and artistry of Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Charles Ives, John Adams, Philip Glass, and a new generation of composers like Timo Andres, Nico Muhly, Benyamin Nuss, and Caroline Shaw, to name but a few.
Szigyarto has been actively writing over the past six years, releasing three works in 2020-21: the piano poem “Blue Hour” together with composer Elena Oleynik, the mini suite “Memory Waves”, and the piano fantasy “Membrany”. Released his debut album “Fragments” in March 2022, followed by “There Will Be Rainbow” in August 2023.