Marcin G³uch – 28 of September in Nasz G³os number 39 – KROSNO
The concert of Tamas Erdi – Hungarian pianist from Budapest – has become the great event of The Carpathian Atmospheres in Krosno. He graduated Gleen Gould Professional Piano School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto . In 1995 he placed II, and two years later I prize in Luis Braille International Music Competition in Moscow . He gave lots of concerts for example in New York , Chicago , Beirut , Kuwait , Bangkok .
This 25 years old pianist is blind because of defected incubator in which he was located because of early born. His musical talent was developed from the childhood. He started to play when he was 5, he regularly gives concerts from 8. Blind people learn music pieces by reading Braille, which is very complicated and takes lots of time. Tamas is learning to play by using his perfect ear for music. First, he is listening to the music piece then he repeats all he had remembered. When he is not sure haw to play, he is trying to recompose the play by using the rules of music harmony. This process which he calls “recompose” needs lots of daily hard work, but gives amusing effects. In this way he has learn to play the piano.
From 12 of his concerts he records 3 CD, the first was released when he was 18. Most of the pianists use not only all of their senses, but also their imagination. Gleen Gloud imaged a soloist standing in front of him. He raised one of his hand and moved it rhythmically, imagining the conduction while the other hand was playing the current tune.
Nocturnes and ballads performed by Thomas sounds subtle and touching. I asked him what does he image when he is playing. He answered: My brother dyed in a car accident when he was 25 years old. While I am playing the piano I am trying to image him standing in front of me, I play for him.
What is the way to become great artist was my next question.
- I do my exercises 6 hours a day, but without talent you can not do much. You have to born to be artist, there must be given a mystical power first.
Tamas often make a smile giving the concert. He said he is a happy man, and music is the most important thing in his life. Thanks to his devotion we can admire music and the great talent. He was followed to piano by hand, but when he started to play, he began to follow audience by pathways of romantic Chopin music. He played purity whit amusing lightness, looked like without any effort. He encored by playing B. Bartok and F. Liszt whit heat Hungarian temperament. It is impossible not to agree whit the introduction for this appearance, that Tamas Erdi has become one of the Hungarian world famous artists.