Artem Tenkeli

Pianist I Composer I Arranger

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Wonderful music is about technique mixed with a world of emotions! I would love to bring your project to life with the highest attention to those two factors! I have collaborated extensively with musicians, composers & vocalists around the world.

I graduated from the Urals Mussorgsky State Conservatory, worked as a soloist of the Mordovian State Philharmonic and an accompanist at the Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS). I have performed all over Europe and Central Asia. My collaborations include those with musicians, singers, orchestras and soloists of the world's leading opera houses.

I also work extensively on writing and arranging vocal and instrumental songs for pop/rock musicians. I can take a basic idea and turn it into an arrangement of your liking.

I could record any genre piano part or instrumental needed for your project (from sheet music or by ear) including accompaniments for voice or other instruments.

I can arrange your existing song or instrumental and record a piano line.

I also write songs and music/soundtracks for series, shows, movies and cartoons.

I look forward to adding magic to your project!

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17 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Logan N
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    Artem put all his feelings onto every note he played. Very well thoughout arrangement and I'm always touched by the gorgeous mood he created. A very expressive pianist.

  2. Review by Logan N
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    Artem is a talented arranger & pianist. I cried when I sing along with his piano arrangement, so much feeling, so much pain, yet tender and comforting, it so gorgeous. Thanks Artem.

  3. Review by Angelo
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    Fantastic piano player! He brought my track to life

  4. Review by Jack L.
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    Artem is an incredibly talented composer who fully captured the essence of what I wanted, with minimal direction. The job was completely quickly and I would urge anyone to hire him if they need piano accompaniment, I certainly will in the future

  5. Review by Martin H.
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    Artem played wonderful and definitely brought emotion and life into my scores. He is also very helpful, friendly, fast and patient. I would gladly work again with him.

  6. Review by Paul C.
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    This is the second time I've worked with Artem. He was even faster then the first time. A very easy pianist to work with.

  7. Review by Martin H.
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    Artem is incredibly fast in delivering, a very nice guy, patient, helpful and dedicated to give the client a satisfying result. I can only recommend him.
    he has put some feeling into my music.

  8. Review by Paul C.
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    Very easy to communicate with and quick to make requested changes. I got exactly what i wanted. I would highly recommend.

  9. Review by Marc C.
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    Great experience working with Artem. Very kind and professional, and took input to heart in developing a quality final product. Would work with him again!

  10. Review by Donnie R.
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    Quick turnaround. Provided several variations.

  11. Review by Dina Layzis
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    Each time it is just a pleasure to hear Artem play - the subtle nuances are just amazing! Worked on an instrumental and took all my requests and changes into consideration to the smallest details! It turned out beautifully!

  12. Review by Daniel S.
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    What a pleasure working with Artem! He plays with such depth. I had him put together a piano arrangement for a pop song I had. Great ideas, communication and execution. He was extremely careful with my request and accommodating to any changes. He really took the time to understand and bring wonderful ideas / voicings to the project. The final product was really something special!

  13. Review by Werner A.
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    Second time working with Artem: He was creating a musical score for my piano piece, he has arranged. Easy communication. Devoted. Dependable. Did a super job. Again big pleasure to work with Artem.

  14. Review by Randi M.
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    A very talented pianist! Artem delivered a beautiful arrangement of a song I had in a short period of time. He took into account all details I had requested while preserving the integrity and soul of the music. Quick and clear communication. Wonderful experience. Wonderful work. Would recommend without hesitation!

  15. Review by Werner A.
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    Great arranger. Great piano player. Great to work with. Easily understood the meaning of my piano piece and translated it into a sensitive and powerful arrangement. High working-ethics.
    I really enjoyed working with Artem

  16. Review by Michael
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    Turned a simple melody into a work of art. Was blown away by the arrangement of the piece. Carefully listened to my initial idea and surprised me with a beautiful arrangement that was really beyond my expectations! Thank you again!

  17. Review by Dina Layzis
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    The most professional and talented pianist I have worked with. Artems work never ceases to amaze me. His knowledge, understanding, and feel for music is at an extraordinary high level. He takes a piece and just infuses it with pure magic, beautiful melodic and harmonic lines where every note is colored with emotion! Truly - can't wait to work on more!

Interview with Artem Tenkeli

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: That I am only a classical pianist. My foundations are classical which have given me a very rich base, but I have been working professionally in pop, rock and folk genres for almost 2 decades. I enjoy being able to truly understand and create on a high level in each genre I work in.

  3. Q: What's your typical work process?

  4. A: Carefully listen to the request of the client and discuss the best approach forward. Be in constant communication and send multiple versions as the project progresses. Adjust anything needed during the working process.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: A lot of composing - classical and pop, vocal songs and instrumentals.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: Respect of their ideas and an individual approach in bringing them to life. That they will be very happy with the final result and I that I will do all I can to make that happen!

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Creating something new and original. Where would we be without music and art?

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I have been studying music since I was 6 years old. Primary education 6 years Secondary vocational 4 years Higher (conservatory) 5 years Always continually learning to this day (private lessons, master classes, concerts).

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: A wide variety including - classical, pop, rock, folk & atmospheric.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Instinctively understanding what a song needs and being able to bring ideas to life. Rich music and harmony knowledge.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: Whatever the client needs! Emotion, interesting harmonization, rich melodic patterns (if the style of music requires it). Attention to detail and a high level of technique.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Beethoven, Mahler, Schnittke, Poulenc, etc.

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Recording accompaniment/instrumental track for singers. Piano arrangement of any original composition (vocal or instrumental). Recording of solo piano pieces. Original compositions. Piano and guitar lessons. :)

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Turnaround time is usually 7 -14 days or less but is project dependant. I can usually accommodate any rush orders for a premium and will always do my best for you to be satisfied with the result!

GenresSounds Like
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Frédéric Chopin
Gear Highlights
  • Studio One 4 Pro
  • Logic Pro x
  • multiple midi keyboards
  • Waves
  • Native Instruments Komplete 13
  • Lynx Hilo
  • Acoustic Yamaha baby grand
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