Emilio Teubal is a pianist/ composer/arranger from Argentina based in New York. He has recorded over thirty albums, both as a sideman and as a composer/bandleader, including the 2018 Latin Grammy Winner album "Vigor Tanguero" by the Pedro Giraudo Group. Futuro, his latest release (his sixth album as a bandleader/composer) has been included on the list of Best Jazz albums in Bandcamp for February 2023.
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. His latest piano 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. Emilio has also published the sheet music of that album, the book is called Tides and Other Works for Piano. Before the solo piano album, he 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. 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
Emilio is the winner of the 2022 Ise-Shima Art Comitee's 1st Popular Music Composition Competition in Japan. He has also receive 2nd place in the 2022 Tango Composition Contest at Kavala Tango Days Cosmopolis Festival in Greece. He is also a recipient of the 2007 Meet The Composer's prestigious Van Lier Fellowship, which supports talented, culturally diverse young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. He has also been awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts "City Artist Corps” grant in 2021.
Emilio has been an in-demand composer for the last ten years; some of the commissions that he has received include a piece to commemorate the 500 anniversary of the Lutheran reform commissioned by Saint Peter Church (2017), a solo Guitar piece for the virtuoso guitarist Dan Lippel (2019), a piece for the Adam Tully Tango trio included in his album "La Llegada"(2016), a piece for the Japanese experimental contemporary group "Music KART"(2020), a piece for Japanese violinist Machiko Ozawa featured in her 2022 album “Mi Oblivion II” released by Composers Concordance Records. Emilio is currently working on a Trio piece for Clarinetist Thomas Percey funded with a commission award from the New York State Council for the Arts
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 been touring Japan regularly since 2018 performing at the most prestigious theaters and music venues in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, and other cities. 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.