Tamas Szigyarto was born and raised in St.Petersburg, Russia. He was schooled in classical piano from the age of ten and progressed into drums & percussion from seventeen. For the proceeding decade, he played in a 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 & 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 Robert Mitchell, Timo Andres, Nico Muhly, Benyamin Nuss, Caroline Shaw to name but a few.
Szigyarto has been actively writing over the last six years, releasing three works in 2020-21: piano poem Blue Hour together with composer Elena Oleynik, mini suite Memory Waves and piano fantasy Membrany. His first full-length piano album Fragments released by Estonian label Oclassica in March 2022. Szigyarto signed with PARMA Recordings in March 2023 to release an album There Will Be Rainbow with a scheduled date in September 2023 on Navona Records imprint.