Milana Zilnik

Session pianist and vocalist

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I've been playing piano and singing for over 30 years, collaborating with dozens of composers and musicians all over the world as well as writing my own songs and instrumentals.

Music has been running in my family for many generations. I started playing piano when I was four years old and have had greatest teachers, including my own grandmother and my dad, who introduced me to the magic of improvising and playing by ear. In the recent years I released 8 original and 2 collaborative albums. My tastes and experience are eclectic: from classical, folk, blues, opera and Middle Eastern, to my soft spots for rock and jazz.

I can perform and record the piano part for your project if you have the notes or I can arrange your song or instrumental myself and create the piano line for you. I can provide you with an acoustic or a digital recording, including el.piano, organ or synths (with MIDI too). I can also sing your lyrics or write lyrics for you, or just add a vocalization in different styles.

"What a wonderful pianist, professional, expedient. Flexible and accommodating. Couldn't dream of a better person to work with!" ~ Deddy Tzur (composer)

"Absolutely incredible to work with Milana. Very professional, high quality work and quick to reply. Would highly recommend!" ~ Emmett Cooke (composer)

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  1. Review by Max S.

    Milana is absolutely brilliant to work with. She is an amazing and highly creative pianist. The quality of recording is first rate. Communication is excellent as well. I very much look forward to working with Milana again!

  2. Review by Rohit P.

    I asked Milana to create a Piano line for my song, and she did a great job. It was a pleasure working with Milana, she is very easy to work with, and gave me enough takes to choose from which is always appreciated. Milana is a very talented Pianist and I'd definitely recommend it to other musicians.

Interview with Milana Zilnik

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. It really depends on the production and on the goals.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: A crossover between jazz, classical and soft-rock.

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

  6. A: All kinds ranging from middle-eastern to hip-hop, classical to jazz, cinematic soundtracks to alternative rocks.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: - Acoustic baby grand piano Kawai GE-30 with a stereo pair of Audio Technica 4041 mics and ART ProMPAII mic pre-amp in a studio treated with acoustic panels. An optional recording with an additional Rode NT1A mic for picking up lows. - Yamaha Clavinova digital piano / Korg SP250 keyboard. MIDI recording can be provided along with the synthesized WAV file, using various sampled pianos, including electric piano, organ or any other synth of your choice. - Stereo pair of Rode NT1A mics for recording lead and back vocals in an acoustically treated room. - Audio interface: Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 - Host computer: PC, 64GB RAM, 2TB HD + 1.5TB SSD (for sample libraries) - DAW: Pro Tools 12, Propellerhead Reason 8, Native Instrument Komplete 10 Ultimate.

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

  10. A: Recording acoustic and digital piano for songs, composing original soundtracks for short films and advertisements.

"For Bach" by Milana

I was the Pianist and Composer in this production

Terms Of Service

2-3 days turnaround for digital recordings, 7-10 days for acoustic piano. 2-3 revisions included. Full re-writes at additional cost.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tori Amos
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Nina Simone
Gear Highlights
  • Acoustic Kawai GE-30
  • AT4041 and Rode NT1A
  • Focusrite Liquid Saffire
  • Pro Tools & Propellerhead Reason
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