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 neo-classical 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.
Teo Milea collaborated with The Opera of Vienna, he was invited to perform on the stage of The International JazzTM Festival, The Music Travel Festival, The International Festival ?Altres Musiques” Benicassim, The Classical Theatre Arad. He is the first pianist in the world invited to play his own music at the NATO headquarters in Brussels and even more, the first pianist to perform on the stage of The International Ballet Festival in Dortmund, interpreting his work.
The quality and clearness of his piano music made Teo Milea an “on air” presence on radio stations from Romania, France, and the United States, 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 US and “2015 Classical Album of the Year” on SoloPiano.com Radio US; only one year ago, his debut album, On white…and black keys, occupied the 2nd place in the same top.
Recently relocated to Canada, Teo Milea maintains his European trademark, already performing two sold-out concerts in his new city, Toronto. He pins his image on the map of his new adoptive city, motivating The Scene Magazine (Toronto, Canada) to asses:"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”.
As a new achievement, Teo Milea is the first solo piano artist to be in the Top 4 finalists at Searchlight 2016 contest on Radio CBC Music Canada, his solo piano song ‘Irreversible’ having won the popular vote, from over 2000 entries.
Discovering Teo Milea`s music is love at first note. You will always come back to his acoustic notes for a little bit more of his musical cure. Listen to his music; it is the perfect soundtrack for your life.
Through my music I met a new, honest world, smiling and with a radiating joy. I stepped into the world I had dreamed of and wished for, the world of open-minded people, the universe where fairy-tales are told through the voice of music.
With Open Minds, my piano music enters a new dimension of sensitivity and perception. It is my thank you message addressed to all my friends for all the support and trust they have given me these years and also, it is a call to tolerance, joy and friendship.
My audience needs neither specialty studies, nor a musical lexicon to understand my compositions. My audience understands my message exactly and in real time, it doesn`t seek to decode subsequently what I tried to transmit in one hour of recital. My music is a targeted one, with instant effect.
Music is a cure for the soul!
【ON WHITE AND...BLACK KEYS】
After 24 years during which I have learned to read and play the music of my classical mentors, I have searched within myself to raise improvisation to the rank of a composition. Therefore, on April 26th, 2012, I timidly began with a pencil to lay down my ideas on the music sheet. Memories, stories, moments of agony and ecstasy from my world began to have a meaning for the first time in front of an audience on July 26, 2012.
This album shows me to the public through the seven songs as being a pianist and composer belonging to two worlds: the world of classic and the new world, of the 21st century. All my works are based on interpersonal relations, states and needs of modern society, passion and desire to conquer new soul territories, not yet explored.