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Matyas Bacsó

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About Matyas

Pianist
Colchester
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Matyas is an award-winning pianist, composer and singer. He performs weekly at weddings, private events and concerts.

Matyas Bacsó is a pianist, composer, singer-songwriter and piano tutor of Hungarian origin, based in Colchester, United Kingdom. He started to play the xylophone at the age of 6. A year later he moved on to the piano. Over the next 12 years he learnt to play classical music on the piano in state music and art schools in Nagymegyer, Dunaszerdahely and Komárom. He studied with Karoly Gagyor in Komárom, where he regularly represented his music school at various concerts in Slovakia and Hungary and on Slovak Television in 1997. Matyas composed his first pieces around the age of 10. He started singing in 1994, after hearing Péter Máté (1947-1984), a legendary Hungarian pianist singer-songwriter. Máté's influence became predominant in his singing. After finishing his musical studies in 2000, Matyas started to perform as a pianist and singer. Between 2002 and 2007 he worked as a freelance performer touring around Hungary and Slovakia playing originals and famous pop-rock tunes at festivals and concerts. In 2004 he won a performing competition 'The Lyre of Guta' in Slovakia with his original song called 'Emlékezz' (Remember). After this he joined the Alma Art Band. They performed live concerts throughout Hungary and Slovakia to pay tribute to musical legends, such as The Beatles and Péter Máté. In 2006 his original song 'Szülőföldem' (My Homeland) became popular in South Slovakia after it was released on CD. In 2007 Matyas took part in a grand Péter Máté tribute concert, where he worked with well-known Hungarian musicians. At the end of the same year he left his homeland and moved to the United Kingdom, with the aim of learning English and studying music at university level. In 2009 he started his studies at the Centre for Music and Performing Arts at Colchester Institute (University of Essex), where he studied classical piano with Lesley Young (international award-winning concert pianist), jazz piano with Andrew Noble, pop and jazz singing with Emy Urquhart and jazz harmony with Malcolm Miles. In 2011 he won the Canon Jack Award for solo piano, performing 'Rhapsody in Blue' by George Gershwin. The following year his composition 'Bill's Tune' won second place in the Roy Teed Cup of Composition. Also in 2012 Matyas graduated from Essex University - Colchester Institute, gaining a first class degree. He was also awarded with the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize for outstanding achievement in his studies. Since 2013 Matyas has worked with lyricist, Peter Scott-Presland. Their first songs were released on the EP ‘The Mornings’ by 'Matyas & The Hybrid Mind' in January 2015. In 2011 he started to work as a private piano tutor and since then he has become a popular piano teacher in the Colchester area. Also, in 2011 he became the accompanist of the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society. He worked with them until December 2016. In January 2017 he started to work as musical director for Theatricool Performing Arts School based in Colchester. He also works as a session musician for Monitor Music Agency performing with bands, and solo, all around the UK. This year Matyas was part of the 'Tubular Bells Live 2018 UK Tour', performing Mike Oldfield's most famous pieces and songs, where he participated as the male lead singer and one of the keyboard players. It was a privilege for him to work with Phil Toms, a musical genius, who managed to transcribe one of the most iconic compositions of the 20th century, 'Tubular Bells'. The piece was performed live in its original form, which up until then, had been considered impossible... In September 2018 Matyas completed a very successful concert tour in Europe. Starting in Saint Victor, France, with a private function, he then gave 2 concerts in Slovakia (in Levice-Léva and Topolniky-Nyárasd), and 2 in Hungary (in Visegrád and Budapest). In the last few years Matyas has composed dozens of pieces for the piano. His first contemporary classical solo piano album 'Patterns' has been recently released with an album launch concert in Colchester at Headgate Theatre on 4th November 2018.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Pop rock, Jazz, Swing, Contemporary classical, Christmas
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

POP & ROCK
• A Hard Day`s Night
• Ain’t No Sunshine
• All My Loving
• All You Need Is Love
• Always
• Always On My Mind
• Angels
• Angie
• And I Love Her
• Another Day In Paradise
• Are You Lonesome Tonight
• Bad Day
• Bad Moon Rising
• Baker Street
• Billie Jean
• Blowing In The Wind
• Bohemian Rhapsody
• Bridge Over Troubled Water
• Brown Eyed Girl
• Burning Love
• Candle In The Wind
• Can`t Buy Me Love
• Can`t Help Falling In Love ...
• Can’t take My Eyes Off You
• Careless Whisper
• Chasing Cars
• Clocks
• Could It Be Magic
• Congratulation
• Country Roads
• Crazy
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love
• Crying
• Dance With Me Tonight
• Dance With My Father Again
• Dancing Queen
• Delilah
• Does Your Mother Know
• Don`t Be Cruel
• Don’t Look Back In Anger
• Don`t Stop Me Now
• Ebony And Ivory
• Eight Days A Week
• El Condor Pasa
• Empire State of Mind
• Englishman In New York
• Eternal Flame
• Everlasting Love
• Every Breath You Take
• Everything I Do
• Everytime
• Father And Son
• Feelings
• Fernando
• Fields Of Gold
• Fix You
• Fragile
• Friends Will Be Friends
• Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
• Give In To Me
• Great Balls Of Fire
• Great Pretender
• Guilty
• Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
• Green, Green Grass Of Home
• Hallelujah
• Happy
• Happy New Year
• Haven’t Met You Yet
• Heal The World
• Heaven
• Hello
• Hello Goodbye
• Help
• Hey Jude
• Home
• Hold On
• Honey, Honey
• Hotel California
• House Of Rising Sun
• How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
• How Deep Is Your Love
• I Believe I Can Fly
• I’d Do Anything For Love
• I`d Love You To Want Me
• I Do I Do I Do
• I Don’t Want To Talk About It
• If I Fell
• I Have A Dream
• I Just Called To Say Love You
• I Love You Baby
• I’m a Believer
• Imagine
• I’m Still Standing
• I’m Yours
• In The Ghetto
• In The Summertime
• I Only Want To Be With You
• I Should Have Known Better
• I Say a Little Prayer for You
• I Want You Back
• I Want To Hold Your Hand
• I Will Survive
• Jealhouse Rock
• Jealous Guy
• Just The Way You Are
• Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
• Killer Queen
• Killing Me Softly
• Knockin` On Heaven`s Door
• Knowing Me, Knowing You
• Lay All Your Love On Me
• Lazy Song
• Lemon Tree
• Let It Be
• Let`s Twist Again
• Life After You
• Live And Let Die
• Living On A Prayer
• Losing My Religion
• Love Is All Around
• Love Me Tender
• Love Me Do
• Love Me Tender
• Love Really Hearts Without You
• Make You Feel My Love
• Mamma Mia
• Mandy
• Marry You
• Massachusetts
• Message In The Bottle
• Michelle
• Money, Money, Money
• More Than a Woman
• My Heart Will Go On
• Now Or Never
• Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
• Piano Man
• Play The Game
• Please Forgive Me
• Pretty Woman
• Reach Out I’ll Be There
• Rock Around The Clock
• Rockit man
• Runaway Train
• Sacrifice
• Set Fire To The Rain
• She
• She’s Always a Woman
• She Loves You
• Shine
• Smells Like Teen Spirit
• Sometimes When We Touch
• Sorry Seems To Be The ...
• S.O.S.
• Straight From The Heart
• Suddenly
• Summer of ’69
• Sunny
• Superstition
• Suzanna
• Tangled Up in Blue
• Tears in Heaven
• Teddy Bear
• Tell Me Quando
• The Stranger
• Ticket To Ride
• Time Has Told Me
• Time To Say Goodbye
• Thank You For The Music
• The A Team
• The Best
• The Lion Sleeps Tonight
• The Loco-Motion
• The Show Must Go On
• The Winner Takes It Al
• To Love Somebody
• Too Much Love Will Kill You
• Tragedy
• Use Somebody
• Waterloo
• We Are The Champions
• We Can Work It Out
• We Found Love
• We Are The World
• Wind Of Change
• Wild Horses
• Without You
• Wonderful Tonight
• Woman
• Woman In Love
• Words
• Yellow Submarine
• Yesterday
• Wake Me Up When It’s All Over
• Wild Horses
• You Are Not Alone
• You Give Me Something
• You Got It
• Your Song
JAZZ / JAZZ STANDARDS / LATIN
• A Foggy Day
• Afternoon In Paris
• Ain’t Misbehavin’
• Ain’t She Sweet
• All of Me
• All The Things You Are
• Angel Eyes
• A Night In Tunisia
• April In Paris
• A Taste Of Honey
• Autumn Leaves
• Begin The Beguine
• Besame Mucho
• Bernie’s Tune
• Bewitched
• Blueberry Hill
• But Not For Me
• Crazy Rhythm
• Cry Me a River
• Come Fly With Me
• Cheek to Cheek
• Cry Me A River
• Dearly Beloved
• Easy To Love
• Etuda 2. (M. Dvorak)
• Fascinating Rhythm
• Fly Me To The Moon
• Four
• Georgia On My Mind
• Hold Me
• Honeysuckle Rose
• I Can’t Get Started With You
• I Fall In Love Too Easily
• I Got Rhythm
• I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You
• I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
• In The Mood
• I’ve Got A Crush On You
• It Had To Be You
• It Was A Very Good Year
• I’ve Got You Under My Skin
• Kluk Z Kampy (Karel Ruzicka)
• Laurentide Waltz
• Love And Marriage
• Love Is Here To Stay
• Lover Man
• Love Walked In
• Lullaby of Birdland
• Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner
• Misty
• My Funny Valentine
• New York, New York
• Pennies From Heaven
• Place St. Henry
• Satin Doll
• Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado)
• Someone To watch Over Me
• Something Stupid
• Strangers In The Night
• Summertime
• Take Five
• Take The ‘A’ Train
• Tenderly
• There Will Never Be Another You
• Tico Tico No Fuba
• Time After Time
• The Girl From Ipanema
• The Man I Love
• There Will Never be Another You
• The Way You Look Tonight
• Watermelon Man
• What a Difference a Day made
• What a Wonderful World
• Whitchcraft
• Who Cares
FILM THEMES / MUSICALS
• All I Ask Of You (The Phantom Of The Opera)
• As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
• A Whole New World (from Walt Disney’s Aladdin)
• Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)
• Castle On The Hill (Les Miserables)
• Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King)
• Chariots of Fire
• Dances With Wolves
• Defying Gravity (Wicked)
• Don`t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
• Dreams Are My Reality
• Drink With Me (Les Miserables)
• Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
• Ghostbusters
• Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter)
• He’s a Pirate (Pirates Of The Caribbean)
• I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)
• I Still Believe (Miss Saigon)
• Jean De Florette (Theme)
• James Bond Theme
• Lara’s Theme (Doctor Zhivago)
• Let The Sunshine In (Hair)
• Love Story Theme
• Meet The Flintstones
• Memory (Cats)
• Mission Impossible
• Music Of The Night (The Phantom Of The Opera)
• My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
• My Favourite Things (The Sound Of Music)
• No Matter What (Whistle Down The Wind)
• Once Upon A Time In The West
• On My Own (Les Miserables)
• Over The Rainbow (The Wizard Of Oz)
• The Pink Panther
• The Ring Goes South (The Lord Of The Rings)
• Romeo and Juliet
• Summer Nights (Grease)
• Superstar (Jesus Christ Superstar)
• The Godfather (Love Theme)
• The Last Night Of The World (Miss Saigon)
• The Last Supper (Jesus Christ Superstar)
• The Lord Is My Shepherd (The Vicar Od Dibley)
• The Movie In My Mind (Miss Saigon)
• The Phantom Of The Opera (The Phantom Of The Opera)
• Time Of My Love (Dirty Dancing)
• Time To Say Goodbye
• We Go Together (Grease)
• When You Wish Upon A Star (from walt Disney’s Pinocchio)
• Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (The Phantom Of The Opera)
• Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady)
• 1492: The Conquest of Paradise
CLASSICAL
• J.S. Bach: Air On The G String
• J. S. Bach: Praeludium in C Major J. S. Bach: Praeludium in C Minor (Ave Maria)
• J.S Bach: Praeludium 2 (C minor)
• L. V. Beethowen: Sonata in F Minor
• L. V. Beethowen: Adagio Sostenuto from ‘Moonlight Sonata’
• J. Brahms: Waltz in A Flat
• F. Chopin: Largo in C Minor
• F. Chopin: Waltz in B Minor
• J. Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary (Prince Of Denmark’s March)
• C. Debussy: Reverie
• A. Dvorak: Siluets in C# Minor
• A. Dvorak: Largo from ‘New World Symphony’
• Z. Fibich: Peom
• G.Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
• E. Grieg: Morning from ‘Peer Gynt’
• G.F. Handel: Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’
• J. Heller: Praeludium in D Minor
• L. Janacek: A Blown-Away Leave
• E. McDowell: Expromt
• V. Monti: Czardas
• W. A. Mozart: Sonata No. 1
• J. Offenbach: Barcarolle from ‘The Tales Of Hoffmann’
• J. Pachelbel: Canon In D
• S. Rachmaninov: Praeludium in C# Minor
• D. Shotakovich: The Second Waltz (from Suite No.2 for Jazz Orchestra)
• J. Strauss, father: Radetzky March
• J. Strauss, son: The Blue Danube Waltz
• J. Strauss, son: Tales From The Vienna Woods
• P.I. Tchaikovsky: March from ‘The Nutcracker’
• Traditional: Greensleeves
• Verdi: Rigoletto (La Donna e Mobile)
EASY LISTENING / OTHER
• Paul De Senneville: Ballade Pour Adeline
• Miranda Wong: Precious Moments
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely, that's not a problem at all. I can set up iPod music in your preferred musical style to play through the PA in between the sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes about 30 minutes for me to set up.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in good working order and in tune, I am more than happy to play on it.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

You are very welcome to pick and suggest songs from my repertoire.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely. Providing my own instrument and PA is all included in the fee.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I can. If there is a special song you would like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£130
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£320

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Max W, 3 months ago

Thank you very much for being our Musician/DJ on Saturday. Everybody, myself included, thought you were excellent, striking exactly the right note(pardon the feeble pun) for the occasion. Thanks very much indeed.

Stephen H, 4 years ago

Thank you for playing last night at my party. It was good to meet you and I have had so many compliments today about your playing. I hope you can play at our house again some day. I wish you every success in your professional career.

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