Hello, welcome to my gig! My name is Emanuele Filippi and I'm a professional piano player and composer. I was classically trained, then I switched to jazz and earned a Masters in Music degree at City College in New York City. I live in Paris and in my 10+ years career I have worked with famous artists, radio, television in Europe and the USA.
I can provide you with a high quality recording of a beautiful grand piano or keyboards from my home studio, starting from your music chart, or from an audio or MIDI file you send me.
I work on a wide variety of genres, spanning from Pop to Jazz, Classical, Soul, Rock, Funk, Gospel, New Age, Country, Blues, Hip-Hop, etc.
I am comfortable reading music and improvising.
If you do not have a music chart to send me, no problem! I can transcribe the song or play it by ear.
***As every gig is different, send me a message and let's talk about the details!***
-create and record a piano part to your existing song
-record a backing track for you to sing upon
-edit and record a piano part from your MIDI file
-create a piano-solo version of a chosen song
-record piano loops to a beat
-improvise a solo on your song
-record a piano cover for you
-edit your existing song, enhancing harmonies
-create a custom chord progression
***Your satisfaction is my top priority, feel free to contact me and let’s kickstart our collaboration!***
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Emanuele Filippi
Emanuele did a truly awesome job on a quick turn piano cover. Loved his work and highly recommend!
This review marks a second successful partnership with Emanuele. As before, he can take a simple idea, explore its unique character and develop it as musically intuited within a short window of time. Highly recommended!
Emanuele beautifully extended a theme I presented to him, intuitively understanding my aesthetic intent and more, bringing the original composition to its full expression. I highly encourage working with him!
Emanuele was very easy to work with and played beautifully on my track. A very talented musician with a beautiful sounding piano. He replied to messages quickly and understood exactly what the track required. I would highly recommend Emanuele and will be using him again in the future.
I gave Emanuele a vocal track, a score, and a few notes, and he returned two takes -- one close to my original score and one with some of his own creative interpretation. His musical instincts are awesome; that second take, the one we're going to use, made the song even better. He's super friendly and professional, with an amazing turnaround time.
Emanuele recorded a great sounding piano. He understood perfectly the idea and feeling of the song. Definitely I'll record with him again.
Interview with Emanuele Filippi
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am pretty proud of my own records, which you can find at www.emanuelefilippi.com Check them out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a new project that will be featured on national television.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like analog, because it's more real. But digital sometimes does a great job as well.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll work on your music until you are happy with the result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's fun because it's always different and makes people happy.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Ask me to create a piano part for their song, and of course I can do it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think making music is easy. I trained myself my whole life to deliver high quality music products.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I try to understand clearly what they have in mind for their music, so I can deliver exactly what they want.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You are doing the right thing.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Just a Grand Piano.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Emanuele Filippi is an Italian-born, award-winning pianist and composer. He has earned a Classical piano degree at the Conservatory of Udine, Italy and a Jazz piano Masters degree at City College in New York City. He has performed at prestigious venues such as: Blue Note in Milan, La Fenice Theater in Venice, Mercury Lounge in New York, Jamboree in Barcelona, Ibiza Jazz Festival and many more. Emanuele has performed with some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world including: Seamus Blake, Chris Morrissey, Fabrizio Bosso, Jure Pukl, Glauco Venier and more.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very creative.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sting and Pat Metheny because they are great.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make it feel good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All genres including: pop, jazz, singer-songwriter, rock, reggae, hip-hop, techno.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Piano skills, harmonic knowledge, improvisation, sight reading, playing by ear, arranging, orchestrarion.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring to a song exactly what it needs. I don't overplay and I deeply care about each single job I get.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After receiving your request, I listen to your song, or look at your chart and make an estimate of the cost based on length and difficulty of the task. Then I make an offer, and after it's accepted I start working and deliver as soon as possible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I play a wonderful Yamaha grand piano GC1 in my home studio. I record with Lewitt LCT 040 stereo pair mics through Behringer Firepower FCA1616 audio interface I mix with Ableton live on Macbook Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My services: -create and record a piano part to your existing song -record a backing track for you to sing upon -edit and record a piano part from your MIDI file -create a piano-solo version of a chosen song -record piano loops to a beat -improvise a solo on your song -record a piano cover for you -edit your existing song, enhancing harmonies -create a custom chord progression