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FRAGMENTS (from everyday life)

RELEASED ON 5/11/2019

The album is compiled from selected pieces representing various aspects of everyday life. Fragments of the big picture: family, home, work, travelling, the change of seasons, birth and passing, belief and hope. They represent a story, a concept, or observation taken from the family I grew up in, the experiences I have had and the world that surrounds us.

Matyas is an award-winning pianist, singer, composer and piano tutor of Hungarian origin, living in Colchester. He writes pop and contemporary classical music and performs both as a solo pianist and pianist & singer.

He started to learn to play the piano at an early age. Later, under the influence of Péter Máté (legendary Hungarian pianist and singer-songwriter) he started to sing as well. In 2004 he won a performing competition, ‘The Lyre of Gúta’, then with his song ‘Szülőföldem (My Homeland)’, written in 2005, he became regionally known. Between 2004 and 2007 he toured in Slovakia and Hungary with Péter Máté tribute concerts as well as performing as a solo artist. He was a frequent guest at festivals and fetes.

From 2009 he studied jazz, composition and musical performance at the University of Essex - Centre for Music and Performing Arts, where he gained a BA degree with distinction in 2012. In 2011 he won the Canon Jack Award for solo piano, performing 'Rhapsody in Blue' by George Gershwin. In 2012 Matyas' composition 'Bill's Tune' won second place in the Roy Teed Cup of Composition.

In the spring 2018 Matyas was the male lead singer and a keyboard player in the 'Tubular Bells Live 2018 UK Tour', performing Mike Oldfield's most famous pieces and songs. In September 2018 Matyas completed a very successful concert tour in Europe. In November 2018 he released his album of piano compositions 'Patterns'.

In the summer 2019 he recorded his new solo piano album 'FRAGMENTS (from everyday life)', that will be released on 5th November 2019,  featuring his compositions representing various aspects of everyday life.

He currently works as a piano teacher and session musician, as well as performing his own compositions and cover songs to audiences at concerts, festivals and functions. 
His albums so far: Merre induljak el (demo) [2004], The Mornings [2015], Patterns [2018], Fragments (from everyday life) [2019]

"Thirty years ago I saw Richard Clayderman on TV performing 'Ballade pour Adeline'. I was already interested in music by then, but after hearing this, I wanted to have lessons to learn to play the piano. Music and the piano are now such an integral part of my everyday life. Music became a world, where I could find myself over and over again; which became my shelter in difficult times; and where, within the boundaries of the physical world, I could create my own abstract world.

So in memory of the past 30 years here is Ballade pour Adeline, the piece that started it all. I hope you’ll enjoy it - I still do!"

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