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!***
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
28 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Emanuele Filippi
Emanuele, he is able to delivered a good piano piece from my midi reference with added his own improvisation.
Emanuele did a superb job playing piano on my song! His performance on my jazz ballad was technically perfect and very touching. It was a pleasure to work with Emanuele He is very professional, understood what I wanted, and delivered a great performance in just a couple of days. I highly recommend him.
I am enjoying working with Emanuele. Great music!
Working with Emanuele is easy and enjoyable!
Professional attitude and fast response. Really captured the essence of my ideas.
Beautiful work as usual! Thank you, Emanuele :)
Musicien élégant, travaillant vite (trop?) et bon communicant; sens de la nuance, excellente qualité d'enregistrement
This is my third time working with Emanuele. I’m so happy to have had his collaboration. His interpretations are beautiful, and he stays true to the basic aesthetic of my music. Highly professional, and I highly recommend.
I am delighted to have worked with Emanuele again, and I give him the highest recommendation!
always such a great time working with E! he really got the ears and fingers that bring the extra magic to any track
Emanuele Filippi was excellent on my remake of Etta James' "All The Way Down"! Thank you again!
Emanuele Filippi was amazing on my remake of George Michaels' "Father Figure"! Thank you Emanuele!
I love the piano expressions of Emanuele Filippi!
It was a pleasure working with Emanuele. He is a brilliant pianist and who interpreted my music beautifully.
Real pro with an extraordinary piano touch. Nice guy.
Emanuele really shines on my remake of "The Creator Has A Master Plan", smooth and sexy! Thank you, Emanuele!
I love the feel Emanuele brings to my tracks. Simply wonderful!
Emanuele is a class-act of a pianist. He goes above and beyond what's expected, as he delivered not one but two piano tracks full of rich, heartfelt ideas. Highly recommended!
I highly recommend working with Emanuele. He is professional and don't let you wait for the result. Easy communication.
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