Pianist, composer, and singer Tomáš Kačo is a true gypsy – born and raised in the Czech Republic by Roma parents. He now lives in Los Angeles, after a stint in Boston. The fourth of twelve siblings, Kačo’s father got him started on piano at age five, hoping that he would become a musician one day. Gypsy music, which is part of his roots and culture, greatly influenced him. He taught himself to play the piano by mimicking complex melodies and developed the ability to hear harmonic progressions from an early age. As he advanced, he developed a passion for classical music and began learn piano technique when he first attended music school when he was twelve. This was followed by studies at the Janaek Conservatory in Ostrava and, later, at the Academy of Music in Prague. In 2017, Kačo left the Czech Republic to study piano and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. At Berklee, he began to see his Romani heritage as a distinctive asset. This was reflected in his 2018 Carnegie Hall debut, titled Gypsy Soul, featuring a mix of his own compositions and those of Bach and Chopin. Also in 2018, Kačo released his debut CD, My Home, featuring all of his own compositions. The music on My Home will be the focus of his September 19 performance at Hey Nonny.