Tzumo Arpad was born into a musical family. He started playing the piano at
the age of seven. He studied classical music at the Weiner Leo Conservatory
(Hungary Budapest), after he received a scholarship to the Ferenc Erkel School
of Jazz Music.His first success was the first prize of the Hungarian (Bela
Bartok) Radio's talent competition, which was a scholarship for 5-week
summer course at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Since 2001, he has had a lot of success in the international field, as well. In
the summer of 2001, Tzumo received the first prize for the best Trio and for
being the best soloist at the "Jazz an der Donau" competition.In September
2001, his Trio took part in the Jazz Hoeilaart International Contest
competition, For the first time in the competition, Tzumo won all three of the
main prizes : for the best Trio , and for the most creative performance piece,
and he also received the prize for best soloist.
In the same year, his first record, "My Time"(EMI), came out