Thu, Apr 23|
Pianist and Composer Teo Milea in the Enescu Soirees Online
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2020, 7:00 PM
About The Event
We are excited to welcome, in our newly launched Enescu Soirees Online, Toronto-based classical crossover pianist and composer Teo Milea, one of the most celebrated Romanian musicians in North America. Energetic and mesmerizing, Teo’s performances, mostly based on his compositions, dazzle the audiences with their colorful, irresistible combination of old-style grandeur and 21st century improvisational freedom, which could make isolation look like a raving stadium. A real treat!
In the program (original works):
2. Streets in Crayon
3. 1st Sun
4. Agony and Ecstasy
With an impressive number of more than 400 concerts in the area of classical music, presented on European stages, in 2012 TEO MILEA starts to play in a different tune. From the first concert with his piano compositions, he manages to become a true gauge of the neoclassical and crossover genre. His bubbling enthusiasm, which attracts a young audience, becomes an own and renown trademark of his sold-out concerts. Energy spurts out of his piano, creating dozens of colored bursting moods. It fills up the empty; it brings out the smile, leading us towards new, unexplored worlds.
The quality and clearness of his piano music have made Teo Milea an "on air" presence on international radio stations, while the nominations and top chart positions acknowledge him as a complete artist, who lives to enchant his audience. His latest release, Open Minds, won Best Ambient/ Instrumental Album at The Akademia Music Awards U.S. and 2015 Classical Album of the Year on SoloPiano.com Radio U.S. Only one year prior, his debut album, On White… and Black Keys, occupied the 2nd place in the same top.
Relocated to Canada, Teo Milea maintains his European trademark, performing sold-out concerts in his new city, Toronto. He pins his image on the map of his adoptive city, motivating The Scene Magazine (Toronto, Canada) to assess "Some very talented people can construct pseudo-narratives from the music itself. Teo Milea has the rare ability to do all this with only the use of his piano… Milea has enough talent in him to become not only one of the next great piano players but composers, too."
Teo was the first solo piano artist to reach the Top 4 of the Searchlight 2016 contest on CBC Music Canada and the winner of the Popular Vote with his solo piano song "Irreversible". He was also selected to give the Postludes performance twice so far at the Koerner Hall in Toronto, after Ludovico Einaudi's concert in 2016 and after MARIZ'`s concert in 2019.
Photo credit: Sabin Cercel