Emilio Teubal is a pianist/ composer/arranger from Argentina based in New York. He has recorded over twenty albums, both as a sideman and as a composer/bandleader including the 2018 Latin Grammy Winner album “Vigor Tanguero” by the Pedro Giraudo Group. His latest solo record, “Tides”, is a compilation of improvised and composed pieces for solo piano that has been released by New Focus Recordings and distributed by Naxos.
A prolific composer and arranger, Emilio identifies his artistry and creative search to the music of Latin America and the permanent elasticity of stylistic limits. Prior to the Solo Piano record “Tides”, he has released four albums:“Memorias de Otro Tiempo” (2018) written for the Emilio Teubal Trio (featuring Federico Diaz on guitar and Ivan Barenboim on clarinet) which has been included on the shortlist “Best Jazz of the month on Bandcamp” on February 2018. In the fall of that same year, the Trio did an extensive album release tour in Japan. Prior to this album, he released “Música Para Un Dragon Dormido” (Music for a sleeping Dragon) (2013) under the independent label Brooklyn Jazz Underground, which has been chosen as the best jazz album of 2013 by several specialized media. The album received worldwide press recognition with rave reviews: “… As near to perfection as you can get” (Dave Sumner, Bird is The Worn). The album features some of Teubal’s longtime collaborators, Moto Fukushima, Sam Sadigursky, and John Hadfield, plus special guests Erik Friedlander and Satoshi Takeishi. His first two albums are"La Balteuband" (2006), and "Un Monton de Notas" (2009) which features "El Amanecido" a song that has been featured in the movie Meet The Patels
A versatile Pianist who can navigate through different styles of written and improvised music, Emilio has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and theaters in the United States such as The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Symphony Space, The Blue Note, Birdland, Le Poisson Rouge, and Joes Pub. He has also extensively toured around the world, including recitals in Japan, Qatar, Spain, Guatemala, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina. He has also been an essential member of the Tango, Latin, and Jazz scene of New York performing and recording with the Pedro Giraudo Quartet (2018 Latin Grammy winner), Marta Gomez, Adam Tully Trio,Pablo Lanouguere Quintet, Colectivo Tangente, Sergio Reyes’s Romancero Latinoamericano, Los Chantas tango group, Sam Sadigursky, Erik Friedlander and Satoshi Takeishi to name a few.
Emilio is a recipient of the 2007 Meet The Composer’s prestigious Van Lier Fellowship, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. He has also been commissioned to write music for various settings: In 2017 he was commissioned by Saint Peters Church to compose a piece titled Unity for more than 40 instrumentalists and singers to commemorate the 500 anniversary of the Lutheran reform. He has also been commissioned to write a solo piece for the virtuoso guitarist Dan Lippel, and a piece for the Adam Tully Tango trio. Recently he was asked to write a piece for the Japanese experimental contemporary group “Music KART” which will be recorded in the Fall of 2020.