Máté Szigeti is an active composer and performer currently based in Southampton, United Kingdom. He received his first degree in Composition and Teaching from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. In 2012, he moved to the United Kingdom where he was granted a scholarship by the University of Southampton, to undertake a PhD in Music Composition. His PhD was awarded in 2016.
Having been employed in a variety of educational settings ranging from primary to HE level, Máté has gained a great deal of teaching experience: he has taught composition, music theory, history of music, counterpoint, orchestration, transposition and sight-reading, basso continuo, foundations of counterpoint, harmony and analysis, and creative music activities for instrumentalist students and children with special needs.
As a performer, he regularly plays new music with the Southern England-based Out-Take, an experimental music collective. As a continuation of his former engagement with historically informed performance practice, he occasionally plays in early music groups as well, both on the recorder and the harpsichord.
Máté joined the Southampton Arts Academy in the summer of 2019. He has been leading group classes for students from various age groups. His activities involving both singing and instrumental playing, help his students gain the essential skills of music reading and writing. They will provide them with a thorough foundation for music performance and such exams as the ABRSM's aural tests. Máté also offers teaching piano, recorder, solfége and music theory.