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 enthusiasm, which attracts a young audience, becomes a renowned trademark of his sold-out concerts. Energy surges 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 is the first pianist in the world invited to play his own music at the NATO headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and even more, the first pianist to perform on the stage of The International Ballet Gala in Dortmund (Germany), interpreting his work.
The quality and clarity of his piano music 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 for 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 prior, his debut album, On white…and black keys, occupied the 2nd place in the same top.
Moved to Toronto in 2015, Teo Milea maintains his European trademark, performing sold-out concerts in his new city, Toronto. He pins the image of his new hometown on the map, 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 Milea 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 after Ludovico Einaudi`s concert at the Koerner Hall, in Toronto.
His passion for composing music for film can be noticed in the short film “Little Boshkung (Lake of many echoes)” by Andrew Lennox, a short story that was extremely well received by the critics.
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. When you listen to his music, you`ll realize you have been listening to the perfect soundtrack of your life.