BlogStorytelling through music
Here I will share stories behind my music. I will be posting some of my memories, other artists’ music or just pictures that touch me deeply. Follow my blog to stay updated about any tour dates and new releases.
On Nov. 8th, 2018, I volunteered to play a Community Support concert at the Geriatric home Rodaun in the 23. district in Vienna. The owner and the director of the Geriatric home Rodun, Mrs. Hilde Haeussle and her daughter Alice so warmly welcomed me (the three of us are in the photo taken after the concert) and all three of us had tears as the concert was finished, feeling transcended. My heart was full.
The feelings after the concert were unforgettable and overwhelming for me as well as for my audience there. Some of their residents held their hands as they felt the flood of emotions during my concert, as Hilde and Alice told me afterwards. Some people that usually do not attend concerts there, came alone in the middle of the concert, inside of their wheelchairs, as the sound from the corridors pulled them inside of the concert room.
As I finished playing my song “Aloft”, someone in the audience commented aloud, “this is as good as the magic!”
Alice send me the following note later today that really moved me: “Liebe Antonija! Deine Musik hat die Herzen unserer BewohnerInnen sehr berührt und verzaubert😍. Wir wollen uns bedanken für dieses aussergewöhnliche, feinfühlige und herzliche Konzert.” (Dear Antonija, your music has touched and enchanted the hearts of our residents. We want to thank you for this extraordinary, emotional and heartful concert.)
I thank everyone and I promise to be back at Rodaun next year!
When Osijek News surprises me by publishing an article titled, “A GIRL OF THE DAY: Antonija Pacek-a woman that creates, composes and progresses”. A beautifully written, unexpected articles about my life path and recent accomplishments. For a full article in Croatian, please go to: https://osijeknews.hr/cura-dana-antonija-pacek-zena-koja-stvara-sklada-napreduje/
Check out the new lyric video for dance song Strong. The video was produced by Roberto Bedross. Lyrics and music by Antonija Pacek, production by Roberto Bedross, featuring Jade Davies. Strong was distributed by Spinnup on Aug. 6th, 2018.
The song can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.
Talented Sandra Loncaric, a renown Croatian actress, just finished her short film, the Escape, inspired by a life of Romy Schneider. It is a great honor that Sandra chose my two songs, Sorrow and Lost as her film scores. The film will be presented for the first time on a prestigious international film festival in Vukovar on 25.8.2018. Sandra wrote the screenplay, acted and co-directed the film.
Thank you to the great audience for coming to my concert at teatro di Villa Torlonia and a huge thanks to Elisabetta Castigloni for making it happen!
The Charity Concert with a Purpose to Buy Communicators for children from Ivan Stark School Glas Slavonije Newspapers issued on March 27th, 2018
Below in the article is the Bank number for the Ivan Stark school for those who would still like to donate money for very needed Communicators (Computer program for children in need).
Antonija Pacek, a pianist that resembles Einaudi” published on askanews (title) new Italian video:
Donna Moderna endorses my concerts planned for April in four Italian cities.
Life Paths program from Radio Klassik Vienna, broadcasted on Jan. 5th and 7th as well as on March 4th. Gerlinde Wallner interviewed Antonija.
Charity concert for the primary school, Ivan Stark in Osijek for the children with special education needs on March 28th, 2018 at 7.00 pm at the National Theatre, at the Foyer, in Osijek, Croatia.
Artists: Antonija Pacek, composer and pianist, and Sandra Loncaric, a renown, talented actress
My concert tour in Italy is getting closer
- Rome at the Teatro di Villa Torlonia on April 13th, 2018 at 7.00 pm
- Milano at the Teatro Dal Verme on April 14th, 2018 at 8.00 pm
- Verona at the Teatro Santissima Trinita on April 15th, 2018 06.00 pm
- Turin at the Circolo dei Lettori on April 16th, 2018 at 9.00 pm
I look forward to these concerts and to meeting new audience!
An impressive range of countries and continents in which album “Life Stories” has been streamed by Nov. 2017
- United States of America
- Republic of Korea
- Saudi Arabia
The introduction to the song Ecstasy on radio 101 in Croatia-program In the Mix-it: Antonija Pacek is the new star in the EDM scene. The song Ecstasy is supported by an excellent video on Youtube.
For four days our song Ecstasy was #6song on HitPlaneta radio program on muzyczne radio during December!
For two days our song Ecstasy is the top 10 song on HitPlaneta radio program on muzyczne radio! We are very grateful.
Antonija Pacek, a psychologist, pianist, composer. This talented young lady has been building her professional career in Vienna. Direct and immediate, Antonija courageously entered the world of music, aware of her talents. Already in her childhood, she was surrounded by music, beauty, notes, which she has interwoven into her soul, and this has been coming out of her soul.
Her newest album “Life Stories” was published on June 11th, 2017, and it is an honest collections of her original songs. In “Life Stories”, Antonija chose compositions that signify her struggle with the deep losses as well as her travel toward happiness, joy and love of life itself.
“Life Stories” and the pop/dance version of the song “Ecstasy” is available on our market
on streaming and downloading platforms such as iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Google Music.
Written by Anima Mundi
Photography from Antonija Pacek’s archive
On Total Croatia News you can find out more about my life, how I discovered my love for music and why Italy plays an important role for my future plans.
On Jan. 5th 2018 at 05:30 pm my interview for Radio Stephansdom will be broadcasted. Gerlinde Wallner interviewed me with heartfelt questions. Radio Stephansdom started broadcasting music from the “Life Stories” album as of Nov. 30th, 2017.
Our music video for Ecstasy is finally out. I would like to thank my great team for the great achievement.
- Music and lyrics by Antonija Pacek
- Production by Roberto Bedross
- Vocal – Barbara Kier
- Filmed by Karlo Macas
- Video production by Chiwa Media (cutting by Todd Iliev)
- Beautiful models (and the couple) Laura H. and Roberto V.
- Location: the island of Lopud, Sunj beach (island near Dubrovnik)
Twentysound Radio in Berlin and Radio Stephansdom in Vienna will be broadcasting Antonija’s album “Life Stories” as of Dec. 2017. Her neoclassical music has been broadcasted by Whispering Radio in USA and Shades of Classics in Canada since 2009. In the past several radios in Germany broadcasted her debut album “Soul Colours”, including famous Klassik Radio in Hamburg. In Italy G.R.P. Giornale Radio Piemonte in Torino and Kristall radio in Milano are broadcasting Antonija’s music too.
I am delighted to share a few photos taken by Karlo Maćaš as a sneak preview of the video spot for the song “Ecstasy” that is coming soon. The song is from the “Life Stories” album, lyrics by me, remixed by Roberto Bedross, featuring Barbara Kier!
Please stay tuned…
Here you can read the full interview with Renate Krüger-Fischer from www.fabiz.at the fabulous business and lifestyle magazine: Life Stories – Antonia Pacek M.Phil., B.A. on www.fabiz.at
This interview with Carna from Webster University offers an exclusive look into what went into the making of the album “Life Stories”
Last weekend I had the honour to play a concert in the great Lafodia Hotel on the beautiful island of Lopud. It was a very special and inspiring atmosphere on the island which I really enjoyed.
I would love to share the feedback with you that I received for my music.
What an AMAZING new album. I absolutely love it! I’ve been listening to it in my car and it is so very beautiful. I can hear the beauty of your soul in the music – so pure is the effect that the music seems to radiate light! I find it very hard to sit still listening to the tracks, they make me want to get up and dance.
Dr. Louisa Allen, New Zealand
I used to listen to it over and over again holding my daughter on my chest. I did this every day for the first few weeks of her life constantly crying of happiness. It felt to me like the perfect description of birth in piano notes. Just like birth, it is dramatic but happy at the same time. Since then it is a song that has always soothed her. She’s nearly two and I still use it to help her go to sleep when she struggles to. It’s magical!
Cristina Cruz, UK
Thank you Cristina & Louisa!
Today my second album, Life Stories, has been launched on itunes, apple music and amazon. I am delighted that I could share with you my stories that celebrate life in all of its complexities and intensity.
I would like to share exciting news with all of you who play piano, or in case your children play this magical instrument, that my score for the song, Soft Place (from the Life Stories album) is now available for iPad, Mac and PC (not to be printed, but directly used from these devices) on:
or to be downloaded as a PDF format (for printing) on:
If you don’t speak French, you can change the language settings to English at the top of the page there.
PS Special thanks to my friend Stéphane Horeczko for very professional engraving and publishing this score
I am delighted to share with all of you that last Friday I recorded the final song, Little Lea, for my new album, which is to be released soon. You can hear a brief excerpt from that song.