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I am grateful to Croatian Embassy and Austrian Culture Forum for supporting and endorsing my concert in Auditorium in Rome. Mille grazie!
I am very grateful to Ale Musella and Free Magazine for writing a great article about my upcoming concert in Rome in Auditorium. The concert will take place on Feb. 24th, at 6.30 pm. I am really looking forward to premier my new album in Rome!
Twentysound radio in Berlin got partially inspired by my music to set up a new program, “Pianissimo”, dedicated to piano music only, as Mr. Schwarz wrote to me. Up to now, Twentysound radio did not have much focus on piano music, but on orchestrated compositions. As of this month, my music will be aired together with piano music from Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Chopin and Squiban. What a list! I feel deeply honoured and humble.
Thank you Il Quotidiano Del Lazio from the region Lazio in Italy for publishing an article about my upcoming concert at the Auditorium in Rome. Daniela Cavallini will be moderating the event and Susanna Montagna’s beautiful paintings of waves and the sea will be projected. I look forward to the evening in Rome!
Antonija Pacek’s IL MARE in Rome reads the title. Antonija Pacek born in Croatia, Austrian by adoption, presents her third, highly anticipated album “Il Mare” in prestigious Italian Auditorium Parco della Musica on Sunday, Feb. 24th at 6.30 pm at the Studio theatre Gianni Borgna.
Title reads, Music in Rome-Composer and Pianist Antonija Pacek on Feb. 24th. I am grateful to Donne Cultura magazine for writing about my upcoming concert.
I am delighted to inform everyone that I will play a concert on 24.2.2019 (Sunday) at 6.30 pm at the Studio Gianni Borgna Theater at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. Susanna Montagna’s beautiful and renown paintings of the sea and the waves will be projected during the concert! You may expect a few nice surprises there as well. Everyone who happens to be in Rome on that day is warmly invited to come.
The tickets will be sold via Ticket One as of Jan. 24th.
On Jan. 11th, 2019 was supposed to be my concert, however, the date had a clash with the Ball in Bad Vöslau! The new date is given, and it will be on March 15th from 8.30 until 9.00 pm (I will present several songs from my newest album, IL MARE). During the evening on March 15th, there will be several artists presenting their music in HobiRaum in Bad Vöslau from 20.00 until 23.00. Come and join us for this colourful event!
Twentysound Radio in Berlin, Germany will be regularly broadcasting IL MARE during the morning show. The host is Jürgen Schwarz.
Today at 10.00 pm during the “In The Mix” radio show, Slavin Balen will present “Strong” song on a prominent RADIO 101 in Zagreb, Croatia. Strong is feat. by Barbara Kier and was remixed by Roberto Bedross. Enjoy listening!
Dearest Antonija, I have just finished listening to your amazing new album.
I love it so much – your music is divine. All of the tracks are magical and I especially like Aloft (both versions). It is such a beautifully measured piece that tugs at my heart. There is a purity to it which I can only feel and not explain in words. I also love ‘Expecting Nina’ for its passion and pace.
Your personality is so deeply entwined in your music Antonija – it is like you are speaking to me when I hear these songs. Louisa A. from New Zealand
Liebe Antonija, mit grosser Begeisterung habe ich Ihre Musik gehört. So viele Gefühle, Zärtlichkeit und Liebe! Beim Hören will man träumen, lieben, lächeln. Ihre Musik bring uns Freude und Glück!
Velen Dank, Natalia aus Oberwaltersdorf (Dear Antonija, I listened to your music with great enthusiasm. So many feelings, tenderness and love! When listening to it you want to dream, love, smile. Your music brings us joy and happiness! Thank you so much, Natalia)
Antonija, your music is a gift for the soul. Not only relaxing, but also it makes you travel within yourself. The album IL MARE is very intimate. Daniela C. from Rome
The song Aloft is a pure magic. Elisabetta C. from Rome
Antonija’s music goes straight into my soul. I dream the dreams I once have had, and forgotten about them. Thank you! Katharina O. from Munich
Dear friends and listeners, my interview with Gerlinde Wallner Petric will be broadcasted tomorrow, Dec. 13th, in the morning at 6.35 am and in the afternnon at 5.15 pm. I look forward to your impressions. My best wishes, Antonija
181213_Beitrag_Il_Mare_Pacek_Petric-Wallner I would like to thank to Gerlinde Petric-Wallner for the heartfelt interview at the Klassik Radio Vienna station today. The presentation of my newest album IL MARE and the upcoming concert in Vienna at the Kaisersaal in Kaiserstr. 10 will follow. In case you did not manage to listen to it on Dec. 14th. Please click on given link in blue to hear the broadcasted interview.
Exciting news, as of this morning IL MARE is also on Spotify. Enjoy streaming it! Looking forward to impressions about the songs and the album.
Grateful for one more article about my upcoming album. Thank you dear Elisabetta Castiglioni for an amazing support and your magic touch to reach out Italian media!
Thank you Donna Oggi manazine for a beautiful articles published on Dec. 4, 2018.
Thank you for featuring my new CD at Live Your Live in Italy!
Thanks to Comunicalo for the article about the upcoming album “IL MARE”.
Finally the last two songs are described here:
“Taste of Bitter” is a bitter and self-reflective song, which describes the turbulence and demons of Antonija’s facing the fact that both of her parents passed away within half a year, in such a short period of time. The song is heavy and sad, but inside there is a trace of hope.
“Worth Living For”, finally, was inspired by moments that flare up or make our life shine, “when people feel at home with some of my songs, when an unknown woman sends me a video of her child, who has been hypnotized by one of my songs, when my children make kind gestures, when I get sincere impressions from the audience after my concerts,… These are unforgettable moments full of gratitude, for which it is worth living!”
For a full article go to:
The continuation of the stories of the album compositions:
“Back to Faith” reflects a moment in which you believe in yourself and your actions again. From that moment on, she felt a self-confidence to create new songs further and not to give up.
“Waiting”, in fact, remains a constant in the world of business. The song talks about waiting: we often have a lot of expectations but most of the time nothing happens. “Someone opens you a door or a window, and then closes it in front of your face. As a result, it is not always easy to preserve patience and even joy of continuing…” One needs to take things in own hands to make things happen.
Continuing stories of the tracks:
“Brand New Dawn” paints a hope for a better future for us human beings, as well as a dream that Antonija’s music will possibly touch more and more souls, to communicate to them hopefulness and gratitude for each life via music. “Viva Life” is a song with a happy vibe, celebrating life and family being together.
La Valle dei Templi article presents IL MARE album and writes:
“Expecting Nina” depicts a happy state of mind, when Antonija was pregnant with her first child and expecting her arrival. “Magic Forest” is a song about discovering mysterious things in a forest, discovering new places and new people, understanding them better. The atmosphere here is exploratory and mystifying.
One more supporting article in Paese Italia Press.
A further excerpt of the song stories from “IL MARE” is presented here:
“Late Fall” was actually composed during late fall. The composition portrays a frustration with sometimes too fast, sometimes too slow passage of time´. One does a lot of work directly from heart, but often does not see results soon enough. But still it is not a “downer” song, the energy is still there to move on and stay focused and motivated.
Gliscomunicati.it endorses also the new album “IL MARE”.
The stories of the next two songs are as follows:
“Forgive” represents a sad song that combines two stories – the one of her friend’s misfortunate, unjust happenings in life and the other story overlapping with Antonija’s own feelings of disappointment with certain friendships. “It felt therapeutic to write this song and to find a strength to forgive”, Antonija shared. “Aloft” was inspired by a film also named “Aloft”. The movie is a sad, atmospheric, profound, slowly and thoughtfully told life drama. The song is arranged with cello to create more depth, orchestrated by Davor Rocco and Antonija Pacek, featuring Neva Begovic on cello.
The article also includes the stories of each composition on the “IL MARE” album.
Here is a translated excerpt:
The opening song of the new album is “Before the Storm”, which depicts challenges she faced with one of her children. In retrospect, Antonija closely listened to her child’s heart and feelings, so the disputes were all resolved with time.
“The SEA” is a goodbye song for her mother, and presents her acceptance that her mother is physically gone. An excerpt of the chorus that Antonija wrote for this song goes “your face reflected in the deep, deep blue sea, oceans of memories right back, back at me, searching for the moments for the days full of glare, then rolling with the wave coming up for air…”. An instrumental solo piano version of the song the SEA is the track two, and the piano with the vocal version, featuring Barbara Kier is a bonus track on the album (14).
Thank you Fattitaliani.it for presenting my new album IL MARE.
The press release is out.
All of the tracks are listed in English and Italian
Track list e concept
Before the Storm / Prima della tempesta
The Sea / Il mare
Forgive / Perdonare
Aloft / In Alto
Late Fall / Tardo autunno
Expecting Nina / Aspettando Nina
Magic Forest / Foresta magica
Brand New Dawn / Alba nuovissima
Viva Life / Viva la Vita
Back to Faith / Ritorno alla fede
Waiting / In attesa
Taste of bitter (Sapore di amaro)
Worth Living For (Vale la pena vivere)
And there are the track stories inside of the article!
It reads IL MARE the brand new album of Antonija Pacek.
Release: Dec. 7th, 2018 via spinnup (UMG)
For all the journalists and radio stations who would be interested to listen to the new album, please contact us per email: email@example.com
A press release text is published there.
B in Rome magazine reports: The challenges to which life subjects us every day, the lasting influence of a great loss, the disappointments of friendship and the sense of forgiveness, faith and trust in one’s actions and thoughts, a sad film, but also happy moments: these are some of the main themes that inspired the new album by Antonija Pacek: “IL MARE”.
There is a sea of emotions that is intertwined in the thirteen original compositions that the pianist of Croatian and Austrian origin has created and interpreted in her third, highly anticipated album: it is instrumental pieces seasoned with poetic imagination and unexplored sounds that will surely hit the sensibilities of the listeners of every story, geography and generation! During Antonija’s stay in her summer house right next to the sea, the artist found there a meditative clarity and a creative energy that led her to compose songs such as Forgive, Magic Forest, Viva Life and Back to Faith.
“IL MARE” will be published via spinnup (Universal Music Group) and available on the major digital streaming and download platforms (such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Google Music, etc.) as of Friday, December 7, 2018.
In the coming weeks, the album will be broadcast by prestigious radio stations, including Radio Klassik in Vienna; Twentysound Radio in Berlin; Radio Kristall in Milan; Shades of Classics in Canada and Whispering Radio, in the United States
Antonija Pacek has been able to transmit to a multigenerational and multicultural audience a true passion in the way of playing and interpenetrating life through music. After the success of “Soul Colours” and “Life Stories”, a new tour is scheduled for 2019 in Italy, Austria, Croatia and the Emirates.
Antonija Pacek, a neoclassical composer, will present her third album, IL MARE, that will soon be published. The concert in Vienna will take place on Feb. 22nd, 2019 at 7.30 pm in Kaiser Hall in Kaiserstr. 10 (7th district at Klavier Galerie). Her music has been broadcasted on many radios in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy , including Klassik Radio in Vienna. After her Italian tour in April 2018, Free Magazine in Milano wrote a review “Symphony of Emotions” and L’Arena in Verona commented: “Pacek, a great revival of the classics”. German media named her, “a female response to Ludovico Einaudi”. Katharina Göschke, a talented violinist, will be a guest performer at the concert!
Come and enjoy soulful music!