Sokkal érzékenyebben nyúl a billentyűkhöz, mint a látó emberek. Úgy hiszem, hogy az ő játékában bizonyos dinamikai tartományokban olyan érzékenység van jelen, ami nálunk természetszerűleg nem lehetséges.
Tamás Érdi began playing the piano at the age of five, and has been pupil of Erika Becht ever since. He was eight years old, when he first appeared on a concert podium, and since then has regularly given concerts, played at festivals and been featured on television programs.
Tamás was born prematurely in Budapest, Hungary in 1979, and as a result of an oxygen overdose in a incubator lost his eyesight. Tamás' instructors, Erika Becht and Gábor Eckhardt use "the structural method" to teach Tamás whereby he virtually "recomposes" the music he is being taught. This process has enabled him to learn many piano scores as well as 12 concertos without use of eyesight.
In 1995, Tamás placed second at the Louis Braille International Music Competition in Moscow and two years later, despite being the youngest participant, he won first prize at the same competition. He was accepted in 1994 at the Vienna Music Academy into the class of Imola Joó. His first recording was released in 1997 and the second Mozart CD was released two years later with Tamás Vasary and the Weiner-Szász Chamber Orchestra. Tamás Érdi regularly plays under the batons of Tamás Vásáry, Rico Saccani and Uri Mayer. On the basis of his first Mozart CD and the recommendations of these conductors, Tamás was accepted by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to study with Professor Leon Fleisher, Marc Durand, and Jenny Regehr at the Gleen Gould Professional Piano School, and he obtained the Artist Diploma in 2002. In 2008 he received the Junior Prima Prize Awarded to talented individuals under 30 and was awarded with the Prima Primissima prize in 2010, which is the most prestigious professional recognition for Hungarian individuals by the private sector. In 2012 he received the "Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Knight’s Cross" state recognition.