It’s been an year since Teo Milea played in Toronto, and he promises a lot of new music.
Teo’s last appearance in Toronto was the memorable Piano Lightscapes concert in October 2017. He went on after that and had a brilliant year with his Piano Studio students, while he kept writing new music. He tested some of the material during his European dates last summer, but what we will hear on November 3rd (Saturday evening at 7 PM in the elegant space at Gallery 345) will be North American premiers.
Here are the details:
The Art of the Piano: Teo Milea
Toronto-based contemporary classical pianist and composer Teo Milea brings new music to Gallery 345 on November 3, 2018.
“Teo Milea`s compositions have something special: they leave you the impression that they embody taking majestic forms, they become statues, structures, buildings…” (M. Obradov, Journalist)
Currently working on new solo piano music for his upcoming album “I am Human”, Teo Milea has been living in Toronto for the last three years. When asked about how Canada has been influencing his compositional style, the artist said: “I needed some time to connect to this new space, to everything that surrounds me here in Toronto, and I am sure my music reflects both the struggle of finding my new voice and the contentment of discovering the new pattern in my musical style. While my first album “On white…and black keys” (2012) is more close to the world of classical music, I feel “Open Minds” (2015), my second album, paved the way to a more modern style; and the new works are definitely going towards the minimal genre. On November 3rd, besides well-known pieces like “1st Sun”, “Agony and Ecstasy”, “Journey”, “Irreversible” and a few others, I am excited to be able to play some of the new compositions for my friends at Gallery 345 – one of my favorite venues here in Toronto.”
Winner of Popular Vote and Top 4 finalist at the well-known ‘Searchlight 2016’ music contest on Radio CBC Canada, winner of ‘2015 Classical Album of the Year’ category on SoloPiano.com Radio US and of The Akademia Music Awards ‘Best Ambient/Instrumental Album’ with his “Open Minds” release, applauded and acclaimed on international scenes for his piano compositions, pianist Teo Milea brings to the audience a creation that successfully combines the specific of two worlds: the classical and the new one, of the 21th century.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, starting 7:00 PM
Where: Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave) Toronto, ON
General admission: $35.00 // Early Bird by September 23: $28.00
Online Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-art-of-the-piano-teo-milea-tickets-50021581898 Official web: http://www.teomilea.com