"Somogyi shows a huge amount of passion and dedication for his creative outlets"
- Jessica Morgan, Post Punk Press
"Atmospheric, haunting and beautiful"
- Sam HB, Love It To Death Reviews
Zygmund de Somogyi is a British-Filipino musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist currently based between the UK and Germany.
Zygmund was raised in a suburb of south-west London to a Filipino family. He first gained a passion for music through exposure in his adolescence to UK punk and hardcore, through bands such as Gallows, Enter Shikari, and Architects. He spent his late teenage years in Leeds, making a name for himself in the DIY punk and alternative scene as a member of skate punk trio High Visions, while first exploring composition through his solo piano works.
In 2017-2018, Zygmund composed and released two solo piano records - Terminals and Unopened Letters - and filmed a series of live music videos with Technoir. In 2019, Zygmund released his post-rock and metal-tinged third album Always Believe, recorded with rock producer Will Cook in Leeds. Zygmund has also written music for ThinkTank Planetarium, OSO Arts Centre, and YouTube channel Rare Earth, the latter of which exposed his music to an audience of over 750,000 people.
Zygmund is currently pursuing a Masters degree at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, studying with Ed Bennett, Howard Skempton, and Joe Cutler. In June 2020, Zygmund founded online magazine PRXLUDES — with the goals of giving young composers the opportunity to talk about their work on a public platform, and fostering a network of young practitioners of new music from across the musical landscape.