„One of the most surprising pianists/keyboardists of these years.“ – Enrico Bettinello, All About Jazz Italy 

“An impressive solo performance by a pianist we’re sure to hear more of in the future.“ – Ian Patterson, All About Jazz UK

“Mr. Stemeseder, born in Salzburg, Austria, (…) is a pianist who favors an almost voluptuous tone on the instrument, soft and aglow.“ – Nate Chinen, The New York Times 

“A true revelation.“ – Paolo Peviani, All About Jazz Italy 

Elias Stemeseder is a Berlin and New York based musician working in a wide-ranging variety of musical idioms. Born near Salzburg, Austria in 1990, he studied piano at Anton Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and at Universität der Künste Berlin as well as privately with Edna Golandsky. Besides on piano, he also per- forms on synthesizers and organ. He composes music for

the ensembles light/tied, Dogtown, Elias Stemeseder/Cory Smythe/ Georg Vogel, Anna Webber/Elias Stemeseder and his piano trio with Felix Henkelhausen and Ludwig Wandinger.
urrent musical collaborations include Philipp Groppers Philm, Christian Lillingers OPEN FORM FOR SO- CIETY and MELEZ (with Cansu Tanrikulu and Jim Black). He is a longtime member of drummer Jim Black’s piano trio (also featuring Thomas Morgan on bass) which has recorded for Intakt Records and Winter&Winter. Black and Stemeseder also work together frequently in the formations Eyebone, Malamute and Bunky Swirl. Furthermore, he worked with John Zorn in the context of Zorn’s Bagatelles – project.

Other past, present and future musical collaborators include Laurie Anderson, Greg Cohen, Peter Evans, Cory Smythe, Mat Maneri, Joe McPhee, Joey Baron, Robert Landfermann, Billy Mintz and Nels Cline. Elias has been featured as a pianist and/or composer at Concorso Busoni, Umbria Jazz, Winter Jazz, Jazzfest Berlin and Moers festivals, and at concert venues such as the Village Vanguard, The Stone, Bimhuis, Kon- zerthaus Berlin and Elbphilharmonie. He has received grants and scholarships from SKE/austro mechana, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and UdK Berlin.