Cinematic music that touches our deepest emotions
It is hard to place Antonija Pacek’s music into any category. Her music is as genuine as any music can be, and it connects to the listener’s deepest emotions. Some call it cinematic music, some call it neoclassical, but others believe that you just need lyrics to sing to it. It does not matter what you label it – the most important is that it came directly from the depths of Antonija’s heart and soul. She is a romanticist with a soft spot for minimalism.
In June 2021, Antonija signed a contract with Yellow Rose Records, an Australian music label, that will publish her fifth album, Seasons of Life. The first double single “Lost” was launched on Aug. 13th, 2021. “Sadness” composition will come out on Sep. 24th feat. Sanja Romic and her magic oboe. All new singles will be available on 54 major streaming platforms. An American classical music label, Parma Recordings – Navona Records published Antonija’s forth album Forever in Oct. 2020. Antonio Gonzalez’ beautiful photography, “Windmill”, the picture of the day on NASA’s platform, is with his permission on the cover of the “Forever” CD. On Spotify this album has currently more than 100,000 streams (Sept. 2021).
Her second album, Life Stories, was digitally released worldwide via spinnup (Universal Music Group) in June 2017. Since then the album has been available on iTunes, amazon, Spotify and other streaming platforms. In April 2018, after Antonija’s Italian tour during which she promoted Life Stories album, L’Arena in Verona reviewed her concert, “Pacek, Revival of the Great Classics”, and Free magazine in Milan wrote a concert review with the title: “Symphony of Emotions”. Antonija also launched digitally and globally her third album, IL MARE, on Dec. 7th, 2018 via spinnup (on all major streaming platforms). Italian DonnaD magazine reviewed it and wrote: [the album] “is a neoclassical masterpiece”. Il Giornale Milano wrote an article “The three styles of the keyboard, Einaudi, Allevi and Pacek – The plan is to tell emotion”. After Antonija’s concert at the Auditorium parco della musica in Rome in Feb. 2019, Scena Critica reviewed her concert and wrote: it was “a concert that goes directly to the soul” and it “creates an evocative poetic love”. She received a special review in May 2019, after her concert in Teatro dal Verme in Milan from Vatican newspaper: “music close to meditation of angels”.
In July 2019, “Aloft” from “IL MARE” album and since Winter 2021 “Almost Goodbye” from “Forever” have been broadcasted on Classic FM radio in London, and many compositions from “IL MARE”, “Life Stories” and “Forever” albums have been broadcasted on Klassik Radio in Vienna, TwentySound radio in Berlin, Whisperings Radio (USA), Shades of Classics radio (Canada) and a few others. Parma Recordings placed “Forever” on WCNY Classic FM (New York), CKUV and WRUV radio stations.
Antonija’s critically acclaimed, debut neoclassical piano album, Soul Colours, was published by Autentico Music in Germany. Soul Colours was signed by Warner Chappell, the music publishing arm of Warner Music. German critics referred to music from Soul Colours to be “beautiful like a radiant jewel”, “a female response to Ludovico Einaudi”, and “resembling Erik Satie’s as well as Keith Jarrett’s The Cologne Concert”. Antonija Pacek grew up in Croatia, studied psychology in Vienna and at the University of Cambridge, UK, and now lives with her family near Vienna.