photo: Dmitry Egorov

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. His first full-length piano album Fragments was released by the Estonian label Oclassica in March 2022.


There Will Be Rainbow

Release Date: August 25, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6551
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
THERE WILL BE RAINBOW is an elegant and captivating collection of 12 piano pieces composed by pianist Tamas Szigyarto over the past decade. Not originally planned as a complete work, it has unfolded over time as a full-length suite that shares the same overall theme of harmony and reflection. This set of 12 interconnected pieces leads a continuous narrative from beginning to end, closing with the eponymous title track. All original compositions (except for Naima, a paraphrase of the acclaimed piece by John Coltrane), it seeks to illuminate and embolden the listener. The rainbow is used as a symbol, a metaphor for a glimmer of hope that drives us forward in the times of sadness and sorrow. The themes from THERE WILL BE RAINBOW are a perfect reflection of the project's core musicality and concept.