Pure Passionate Piano
It has been said that he plays in a "free-flowing, emotional manner that seems to go to the music's very soul."
(Stereophile Magazine, ‘Music to Die For’)
Classically trained Steinway Artist Emile Pandolfi is a seasoned artist with a performance career spanning 25 years. He connects with his audiences at a very personal level as he shares his love of life, laughter and music.
Pandolfi began his working career playing pop standards and fell in love with musicals and movie themes. He spent several years performing in clubs and theaters in St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands); Sussex, England; then back to the U.S. in Denver and Los Angeles.
His LA years included tours of both the US & Australia and performing on several recordings, (including his own). He also worked as a rehearsal and studio pianist, theater and opera coach, and of course, in the nightclub scene. His experiences have included some unique opportunities, such as a six-year stint at The Comedy Store in LA and recording & performing Rhapsody in Blue in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles. Pandolfi has been described as having a “monster technique” (Chick Corea) an unparalleled musical sensitivity, and a passionate soul.
Today he is known as one of the world’s premier pop pianists with an extensive catalog of solo albums and CD sales upwards of three and a half million copies. Recent projects include a collection of Broadway favorites recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and a solo recording of contemporary movie themes released in 2016. Emile's European tours include concerts in England, Italy, Norway, Hungary, and Russia.
Pandolfi's music has been available on Pandora since 2009; on Spotify since 2015. He averages 2 million unique listeners a month, and has reached a half-billion streams across the globe.
Teaming up with long-time friend and Steinway artist, Emile Pandolfi, Dana Russell brings a new dimension to their performance. Her renditions of standards from The Great American Songbook, Broadway hits, and classical pieces are a stunning addition to the musical excitement and sensitivity of the evening.
Dana’s latest release, Embraceable You (2018), is a collection of Broadway and silver screen classics that features Pandolfi’s unmistakable touch.
Pandolfi's Seventh Annual Musical Adventure - Oct 2020
Each year, Emile hosts a small group of guests aboard a luxury cruise ship sailing to destinations across Europe. These trips are coordinated by the world-class luxury travel agency, A Travel Odyssey. We are thrilled to announce the next amazing musical voyage October 16-23, 2020 aboard Ponant’s Le Lyrial.
Pandolfi fans will be sailing the Iberian Peninsula, from Barcelona to Lisbon. The French line Ponant created the world’s first “green line” and the ships, carrying only 200-240 passengers, are considered more as a large yacht than a cruise ship. Ports of call include many that the larger ships cannot navigate.
Emile joins his fans on shore excursions, at meals and for private concerts and fun-around-around-the-piano in the evenings. He’ll host master classes and educational musical workshops as time allows.
It is truly an up-close-and-personal experience and one that leaves Emile and his fans with many new, lasting friendships!
UPCOMING SHOWS 2019-20
COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 8
PINEHURST, NC - NOVEMBER 14
GREENVILLE, SC, - DECEMBER 1
ASHE COUNTY, NC, - DECEMBER 7-8
LOUISA, VA - FEBRUARY 8
WALHALLA, SC - FEBRUARY 14
PITTSBORO, NC - FEBRUARY 29
WHITEVILLE, NC - APRIL 3
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