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The beginning of the concert in Florence. Dress by Elisabetta Garinei. Photo by Alessio Musella. Yamaha grand piano 🙂
Today Whisperings Radio in USA (owned and managed by David Nevue) started broadcasting six of my songs from the latest album IL MARE – Before the Storm, The Sea, Aloft, Late Fall, Viva Life and Worth Living for. All these songs can be enjoyed on the major streaming platforms as well.
Thank you The Way magazine for writing about our charity concert.
Hotel 500 presents: ‘Music in the Garden’ concert with the Soprano Cristina Gasparetto and the international pianist Antonija Pacek
FIRENZE – On June 18th, starting at 8 p.m. in the park of the Hotel 500 in Calenzano, 10 minutes from Florence, Antonija Pacek, pianist and international composer will play some of her pieces accompanied by the soprano Cristina Gasparetto.
Antonija Pacek is a contemporary composer living in Vienna. Her passion for music began very early. “When I told my parents, at the age of six, that I had enrolled in music school, they were taken by surprise,” she recalls. Although her parents were modest people, her mother immediately took a second job to buy a piano for her daughter. Since then, the sound of the piano has been more than love at first sight: at the age of eleven she composed her first song, “Tamed Courage”, later included after many years on her debut album, Soul Colours.
Hotel 500 presents: Music in the Garden, Concert with the Soprano Cristina Gasparetto and the international pianist Antonija Pacek
In the park of the Hotel 500 in Calenzano, 10 minutes from Florence, Antonija Pacek, pianist and international composer will introduce some of her pieces accompanied by the Soprano Cristina Gasparetto.
The designer Elisabetta Garinei will dress the protagonists of the evening, and also some beautiful art will be present thanks to some sculptures chosen by the gallery Il Forte Arte di Forte dei Marmi.
Also “My Boutonnière” will be presented. A portion of the tickets from the dinner and the concert will be donated to the Nuti Luca Association formed by Alessandra Gozzini Nuti after the disappearance of her husband, in favour of the research on neurogenerative diseases of prion origin.
As the host of the program, Matej Mestrovic invited two successful colleagues, deciding for an easy-listening and likeable expressions, the way he was himself always inclined to. Some call it the “new age” music, some neo-classical, but for him and the authors-performers he chose, Antonija Pacek, born in Osijek with the Viennese address, and Matthew Mayer from Omaha, it is first of all music full of emotion. This intimate and refined ambience, close to the film music, is uneasy to categorize and to force into the hallow genre terminology.
During the 19th season of Ulysses theatre, I am honoured to be a guest composer/pianist to one of Croatian greatest contemporary pianists and composers, Matej Mestrovic, on the island of Brijuni in Croatia this summer. The event will take place on Aug. 12th, 2019 at 9.00 pm at the island of Big Brijuni in the garden of the Ethnographic museum. Another guest will be Matthew Mayer from the USA, also a contemporary composer of new age music. For more information please go to www.ulysses.hr
Join me for my concert at “Lopudske ljetne igre” (the island of Lopud’s summer festival-near Dubrovnik) in the church of St. Nichola, on 25.7.2019 at 9.00 pm. I will be playing compositions from my last two albums, “IL MARE” and “Soul Colours”.
Today, I became an artist of solo piano.com founded by Matthew Mayer in the USA. Check out their webpage www.solopiano.com – they are featuring my two albums Life Stories and Il Mare. Be the first one to write a review for my albums.
Dear all, Cristina and I invite your to come to our concert on 18.6. that will take place in the beautiful Hotel 500 in Florence!
Thank you Edda and Max for being there and for this great photo!
As of March 21st my album “Life Stories” has been broadcasted on Pandora Radio in the USA. “Il Mare” album will be broadcasted as well on demand on Pandora! At the moment, three radios in the USA are broadcasting my music: Whisperings Radio, Pandora Radio, and Enlightened Piano Radio!
Today Enlightened Piano radio wrote to me: Hi, Antonija, we would like to invite you to join us at Enlightened Piano Radio!!! We would be thrilled to have you in the network! We are much more than just a radio station. We are truly a co-op of independent artists who work together, help one another when we can and share a stage, when possible.
I joined them, and am one of their artists now. I am thrilled to be part of Enlightened Piano radio team.
Photography by Werner Daurer
Concert in Dubai on 6.3.2019 at One&Only Royal Mirage for a corporate event!
The charity concert for kindergarten (Waldorf methodology) in Schönau. It was the evening of poetry and music. Barbara Zedlacher was reading her beautiful, heartfelt poems (inspired by some of my compositions), and I played chosen compositions from Life Stories and IL MARE albums.
Photography by Werner Daurer.
Join us on Friday, March 15th at 8.00 pm where several different artist will perform during the evening. My concert will open the event at 8.00 pm. The event will take place in HOB I RAUM in Bad Vöslau, Hanuschgasse 1. The organizer wrote for my part: When the soul plays piano – a sea of emotions and dreams expresses the first artist from Oberwaltersdorf at the event on March 15th. Join us to hear this “sound cloud”!
“Benefiz-Abend” for Rudolf Stiner Landschule Schönau on March 17th, at 17 o’clock at the Fest Saal at the Rudolf Steiner Landschule Schönau (Kirchengasse 14). Barbara Zedlacher is the organizer of the event and will be reading poetry and I will be playing my compositions from IL MARE and Life Stories albums. Please join us to help raise the awareness of this unique school system and to make an impact that there are more enrolments happening in the future.
Please check out the newest video from the concert on 24.2. at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. The video was recorded and produced by Claudio Ammendola. the paintings in the video are from Susanna Montagna. Enjoy it here
To dear Elisabetta Castiglioni for envisioning and realizing the concert at the Auditorium, where I played the newest songs from my IL MARE album, and where Susanna Montagna’s beautiful paintings were projected, and Daniela Cavallini moderated the event, by reading her beautiful poems inspired by my compositions. Thank you for taking this photo as well, where I stand in front of the Auditorium just before my concert.
Thank you Katharina for a heartfelt performance in Kaisersaal in Vienna.
Thank you for publishing about my upcoming concert at the Auditorium parco della musica.
I am grateful that the La Repubblica Roma Newspaper wrote about my upcoming concert in Auditorium parco della musica on 24.2.19 at 6.30 pm.
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.