Pianist, Composer, Educator
Emanuele Filippi is an Italian-born, award-winning pianist and composer.
Praised as one of the best pianists of his generation in Italy, Emanuele is also a prolific composer, having released three albums of original music: “Polyphonies” (2018), “Musica Fragile” (2020) and “Heart Chant” (2022).
He has as an intense performing career internationally and collaborates regularly with world-renowned artists.
After beginning piano at age 8, he was accepted to the Conservatory of Udine, where he completed ten years of intensive classical piano training. During this period, while playing in local bands, he developed an interest in improvised music, which later led him toward the jazz idiom.
At the age of 19 he was accepted into the Jazz program where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, being mentored by Italian masters Glauco Venier and Michele Corcella.
After years of hard work and commitment in Italy, he was admitted to the Master’s program at the City College of New York in 2018. While in New York he has been privileged to be mentored by piano legend Fred Hersch, as well as many other influential musicians such as Kevin Hays, Steve Wilson, Bruce Barth, Ray Gallon, Mike Holober, Glenn Zaleski, Leo Genovese, and David Virelles.
Through the years, he has been very active on the Italian scene, taking part in major national jazz competitions. He won first prize at “Premio Chicco Bettinardi”, third prize at “Premio Massimo Urbani”, third prize at “Premio Marco Tamburini” and placed as a finalist in “Premio Nazionale delle Arti”, “Vittoria Jazz Festival”, and “Conad Jazz Contest”.
Emanuele’s interest in orchestral composition is a key component of his artistic identity. He qualified for finals at the national “Barga Jazz Festival Composition Competition” in 2015 and “Scrivere in Jazz Composition Competition” in 2016.