I have never liked bushy resumes, nor to talk about myself so I will try to briefly introduce myself. Let’s get acquainted…
My name is Teo Milea, lover of good music and other beautiful things. Pianist, songwriter and educator as well.
I started to play the piano when I was 6 years old and graduated the Music Faculty at the West University from Timisoara, Romania. I started working as an accompanist at ”Ion Vidu” National College of the Arts, at the Music Faculty and at the School of Arts from Timisoara. Among those who helped me, in time, to enhance myself as a musician were masters Gabriel Amiras (Germany) and Arkady Sevidov (Russia).
At first it was classical music. I attended various national and international piano competitions for music lovers across the country and beyond, from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary or the United States. In 2010 I had the chance of collaborating with the Opera from Vienna within the framework of the International Festival of Opera from St. Margarethen, in “The Magic Flute” Opera by W. Mozart. I spent a good amount of time in Switzerland and Germany, where I performed in a duo-formula piano – pan flute.
Then an exploration of new musical styles began for me – rock, pop, nu jazz, funk, ambient. In 2009 I performed at Plai Festival, in a TRIO formula alongside Horea Crişovan. In 2011 we performed on stage for the opening of the International Jazz Festival at Gărâna with “Horea Crişovan Quartet”. During those times I performed in various bands that I had set up together with other musicians. Those were beautiful projects, but the outstanding challenge was to create my own style.
I began performing together with Amalia Gaiță, and in December 2011 we released our first project together called Sounds of Christmas - our first compositions. Meanwhile, together with Amalia, I wrote another chapter named Colours – I wrote the music, she wrote the lyrics – another piano-vocal authentic product, a project very dear to me.
In July 2012 I released my first piano solo album: On white…and black keys. This album showed me to the public through the 7 songs as a pianist and a composer belonging to two worlds: the world of classic and the new world, of the 21st century. All my work is based on interpersonal relations, states and needs of modern society, passion and desire to conquer new soul territories, not yet explored.
* November 2012 - I was the first pianist invited to perform at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium
* October 2013 - I was the first pianist and composer invited to be part of the International Ballet Gala in Dortmund, Germany. The first soloist of the Opera, Monica Fotescu-Uta, choreographed and danced together with her stage partner, Stephen King, on my Agony and Ecstasy.
In October 2015, I released my second solo piano record: Open Minds. With this album, my piano music enters a new dimension of sensitivity and perception. Open Minds 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 for tolerance, joy and friendship.
2015 was also the year I wrote my first songs for two instruments, piano & flute: A New Beginning.
What would there be more to say about me? When I don`t play the piano and when I`m not composing, I cook – and my friends say I do it well – and I ride my bicycle. But even then I still can compose.
* You can download the official presentation by clicking on the image bellow: