Hackney Music School
Hackney Music School

Tamás Gyurcsó - Saxophone/Piano


Tamás was born in Miskolc, Hungary, in 1989. He started studying music very early, at the age of 6, starting with the recorder. At the age of 11 he picks up the alto saxophone, learning mostly classical music. One year later he discovers the music of Charlie Parker and falls in love with jazz music.

In 2006, Tamás moves from his small hometown to Budapest, where he begins to learn jazz with some of the finest jazz musicians of the country, such asKristóf Bacsó, József Barcza Horváth and Csaba Czirják. During these years, he spends more and more time with some of Budapest's most notable musicians. He played alongside, and collaborated with the likes of Gábor Bolla, Sándor Molnár, Márton Fenyvesi, Mátyás Tóth, Norbert Farkas, Balázs Horváth, Ákos Benkő.

In 2010 he moves to Trento, Italy where he obtains his Bachelor’s degree in jazz saxophone. He studies saxophone with Robert Bonisolo, piano with Roberto Cipelli, and composition with Roberto Spadoni.

Three years later, he moves to Milan where he continued his master studies. There, he has more opportunities to perform with various local artists, such as Lorenzo Lombardo, Claudio Ottaviano, Giovanni Agosti, Rudi Manzoli, Marco Rottoli, Claudio Phan, Raffaele Romano, Lorenzo Blardone, Andrea Bruzzone, and many others.

In 2015, he is selected to participate at the Rotary Vittoria Jazz Award, organized by the world famous Francesco Cafiso: He reaches the semi-finals, out of hundreds of musicians.

In September 2015, Tamás moved to London, where he now works as a music teacher at London Saxophone School and Hackney Music School and a freelance saxophone player.


“… I am an absolute beginner on alto saxophone (although I can read some music) and am very keen to improve after each lesson thanks to Tamás' excellent teaching skills. He is always on time. I highly recommend him”.(Kathy, Sax)

“…I am a beginner on alto sax and have now been learning from Tamas for a couple of months. I have found his approach invaluable. As well as teaching me how to play the instrument, he is already introducing me to improvisation, which is one of the main reasons I wanted to learn sax. He is patient but challenges me to push ahead, and is always willing and able to answer my questions, whether they are to do with playing technique or the music theory underpinning improvisation. I have no hesitation in recommending him”.(Rachel,sax)

“…Tamas is always on time and well prepared. He teaches with enthusiasm and my children love learning the piano with him. Brilliant Tutor, I definitely recommend him!”(Eszter, Piano)