Emilio Teubal was born in Madrid, Spain in 1976. At that time, his parents were in exile from the dictatorship government in Argentina. After a year in Spain, the whole family moved to Mexico City where they spent five years. In 1984, with the return of the democracy, his family decided to go back to Argentina. Once in Buenos Aires, Emilio started playing the piano at the age of nine. He studied piano at the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires, and composition, arranging, and orchestration with private teachers. He was a very active performer in the tango and jazz scene of Buenos Aires until 1999, when he relocated to New York City to continue his musical studies.
In the United States, Emilio earned a BFA in Music from the City College of New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He also received the Bushwick Composition Award for two consecutive years. At CCNY his teachers included prominent jazz figures such as Marc Copland, Scott Reeves, Bruce Barth, Mike Holober, John Pattitucci, Cliff Korman and Ron Carter.
Emilio has recently release his fourth album as a bandleader Memorias de Otro Tiempo which has been chosen as Best Jazz on Bandcamp on February 2018. Prior to this album he released “Música Para Un Dragon Dormido"(BJURecords 2013) which has been chosen as 2013 best album by several specialized media, and has been placed in the top 100 albums on the digital online store E-Music.The album received a worldwide press recognition with raving reviews and have even been labeled “classic albums of this modern jazz age in fifty years time… 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.Prior to this album, Emilio has released two critically aclaimed records:La Balteuband(2006), and Un Monton de Notas (2009). Mr Teubal’s latest project,the Emilio Teubal Trio, is small chamber group consisting on piano, spanish guitar and clarinet. The music, written especially for this ensemble, draws from a wide variety of musical styles that are part of my cultural background: Latin-American Folk music, Tango music, Jazz, Free improvisation, Classical music and some hints of Middle Eastern music.
Emilio has performed both as a band leader and sideman 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, Joes Pub,and The Citifields Mets Stadium.
In 2007, Emilio was awarded 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.
His credits as a Jazz and Tango Pianist include performances and recordings with Marta Gomez, Pedro Giraudo, The Adam Tully Trio, Sam Sadigursky, Erik Friedlander, Sebastian Cruz, The Pan-American Orchestra, the multiple Grammy award winners Fernando Otero and Phillippe Quint, bandoneon legends Raul Jaurena, Lisandro Adrover and Daniel Binelli, and Astor Piazolla’s legendary violinist Fernando Suarez Paz.
Emilio has also written music for TV and for several websites.His music has been featured in the independent movie Meet The Patels.
In 2017 Emilio was commissioned by Saint Peters Church to compose a piece titled Unity for more than 40 instrumentalists and singers to commemorate the 400 anniversary of the Lutheran reform.