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Here I’ll share stories behind my music, pictures, upcoming concerts, or brief articles about my music. Follow my blog to stay updated about tour dates and new releases.

Thank You Antonio Gonzalez

Thank You Antonio Gonzalez

Antonio Gonzalez received my CD that I sent to him as my warm thank you! Antonio had his beautiful photography “Windmill” taken on the Canary Islands that ended on the NASA platform. He was a recipient of an award “picture of the day” there on April 17th this year. A part of the picture is on my CD cover “Forever” with his permission.
Antonio Gonzalez wrote to me: “About the picture….
I wanted to look for the stars movement around the north (on the Canary Islands) and to fit in the windmill, to help them move forever.
I dedicated this photography to all those who are on the front line to fight the virus, and in memory of those who are no longer among us.”
On Antonio’s FB page he wrote, when he received my CD: “After NASA gave me the APOD, some people contacted me to ask for permission to print my photography to put it in their houses. A university professor asked me to place the photo in his office, in the USA. But the case that made me very happy was when a renown pianist contacted me to ask if she could take a part of my picture on her upcoming CD.
She sent me one CD to enjoy it. THANK YOU VERY MUCH Antonija Pacek and congratulations for this new professional project.”
I feel deeply grateful!
Women in Classical Music Playlist

Women in Classical Music Playlist

New playlist on Apple Music, “Women in Classical Music” includes “Sofia” from my newest album “Forever”!

Thank you Parma Recordings for your great support!

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CLASSIC MUSIC FOR LOVE

CLASSIC MUSIC FOR LOVE

Check out Apple Music’s playlist named CLASSIC MUSIC FOR LOVE, on which “If Only Time Allowed” is listed.

Grateful very much that Parma Recordings-Navona Records team made this happen!

Link to go to the playlist

Webster Alumni Spotlight

Webster Alumni Spotlight

In November Newsletter, Webster University Private University published “Alumni Spotlgiht: Antonija Pacek” that writes about the new album “Forever”.

As a part of the text was captured in the image above, the article ends: “Her music is played on several radio stations worldwide, including the famous Classic FM radio in London, Klassik Radio in Vienna, Classic FM radio in NY, the USA, Whisperings Radio in the USA, Sahdes of Classics in Canada, and Twentysound in Berlin, Germany. Pacek’s music is as geniuine as an music can be, and it connects to the listener’s deepest emotions.

Thank you for the article.

Piano Chill Spotify Playlist

Piano Chill Spotify Playlist

I would like to thank to Will Thomson for including my song “If Only Time Allowed” on his Spotify Playlist, named “Piano Chill”.

Enjoy listening to great music from my fellow musicians on Piano Chill…

Halloween present: “If Only Time Allowed” on Double J Playlist

Halloween present: “If Only Time Allowed” on Double J Playlist

What a great surprise and great news! Jonathan wrote me an email on Oct. 31st (Halloween 🙂 that the song “If Only Time Allowed” from the new album “Forever” is on the Spotify playlist from Double J Music, titled RELAXING PIANO! Sending my gratitude and love to Double J!

Twentysound radio broadcasts “Forever” album

Twentysound radio broadcasts “Forever” album

Thank you Jörgen Schwarz for choosing compositions from my new album “Forever” to broadcast in your piano program “Pianissimo”. Feeling grateful and humble!

 

CLASSIC FM NY broadcasts “Sofia”

CLASSIC FM NY broadcasts “Sofia”

What a joy, WCNY Classic FM in the USA started broadcasting “Sofia” that opens my newest album “Forever”. This is the first time that WCNY Classic FM broadcasts my music and it feels very exciting. A huge thank you to my label Parma Recordings!

Klassik Radio Vienna airs “Forever”

Klassik Radio Vienna airs “Forever”

Feeling so grateful and humble that Klassik Radio Vienna broadcasts my new album “Forever” as of Oct. 28th, 2020. Thank you Christoph Wellner for including my new compositions on your radio station!

Website article:

Whisperings Radio chose to broadcast 4 compositions

Whisperings Radio chose to broadcast 4 compositions

Thank you David Nevue for choosing “If Only Time Allowed”, “Gone Young”, “Lullaby” and “Almost Goodbye” compositions from the newest album “Forever” for your radio playlist. Thank you for supporting my music since 2009! I feel very honored and happy to be part of your Whisperings radio music family with great and kind fellow artists!

Today “Forever” Published by Navona Recordings

Today “Forever” Published by Navona Recordings

Today is coming out my newest album “Forever”! Navona Records published it from the USA and it will be availalbe internationally on major streaming platforms and on Amazon.

I so much look forward to your impressions.

Happy listening!

Antonija

“Forever” on Spotify, Apple and Amazon

“Forever” on Spotify, Apple and Amazon

All 14 tracks can be found on Spotify and on Apple Music.

On Amazon you can download the entire album or special tracks that you like the most… Thank you for your support!

Antonija

Music full of light for healing souls

Music full of light for healing souls

Mile grazie caro Mic Cennamo for the beautiful article in Pianeta Salute magazine about my upcoming album “Forever”.

Here is an excerpt translated from italian: “A little light in these pandemic days is brought by the long-awaited album “Forever” by Antonija Pacek, which will be released on October 23, 2020 by Parma Recordings – Navona Records. Antonija approached the music with an open heart, sincerely pouring emotions into every single composition on the album. It is this understanding and empathy with the current, difficult situation in which many find themselves due to the corona-pandemic, has enabled, a certain kind of maturation of Antonija’s own creativity, to find a new musical language in the existing one. “I believe that something in me was looking for balance, on the one hand it was empathy for people who face hardship because of illness or lost jobs, and on the other it was an inner need for something cheerful and relaxing as a counterweight to this sad and difficult. I hope this album will be a kind of therapy for others. Honestly, when I write music, it’s a kind of therapy for me as well “, Antonija told us.”

Shades of Classics plays “Forever”

Shades of Classics plays “Forever”

Thank you Shades of Classics radio and John Iverson for playing some compositions from my newest album “Forever” (published by Parma Recordings-Navona Records). On Oct. 22nd, 2020, the Shades of Classics radio played “Sofia”, “Almost Goodbye” and the live version of “Before the Storm”, which was recording in Auditorium Parco della Musica during my concert last year.

Feeling very grateful and celebrating 11th anniversary of being broadcasted on Shades of Classics radio in Canada!

Music against anxiety

Music against anxiety

Thank you Damir Leljak @ Gloria.hr for your great interview about healing sides of music, and for recommending “Forever” album in this context. I feel gratefiul!

“Sweet expressiveness encompasses the full range of human emotions”

“Sweet expressiveness encompasses the full range of human emotions”

La compositrice e pianista Antonija Pacek stupisce ancora con Forever. Un album di musica per pianoforte soul ed estetica, in uno stile minimalista tra musica classica e popolare. La Pacek, che ha una laurea in psicologia, non e estranea alla conditio humana, e mentre il temperamento dei suoi pezzi e decisamente malinconico, la loro dolce espressivita abbraccia tutta la gamma delle emozioni umane…

A big thanks to blog Roma is Love for a beautiful posting on Sept. 22nd on FB and IG. The text reads:

Composer and pianist Antonija Pacek amazes again with Forever. An album of soulful and aesthetic piano music, in a minimalist style between classical and popular music. Pacek, who has a degree in psychology, is no stranger to the “humana conditio”, and while the temperament of her pieces is decidedly melancholy, their sweet expressiveness encompasses the full range of human emotions …

Antonija Pacek comes out with “Forever” between classical and popular music

Antonija Pacek comes out with “Forever” between classical and popular music

Thank you “B in Rome” for a beautiful article about my upcoming album “Forever”, which will be published on Oct. 23rd, 2020 by Parma Recordings and their Navona Records. The album will be available on all streaming platforms and as a CD on Amazon as of Oct. 23rd. Stay tuned.

Photography in the article is by Dean Tosovic, done on the island of Lopud in Croatia. Photography on the cover of the CD is by Antonio Gonzalez.

Pianeta Salute published an article about “Forever”

Pianeta Salute published an article about “Forever”

Thank you Mic for publishing an article about my newest album that is coming out at the end of June. It will be published by Parma Recordings label and will be available on all streaming platforms and as a CD. Thank you Pianeta Salute for bringing the word out in Italy!

Full article

Signed Contract with Parma Recordings

Signed Contract with Parma Recordings

Today I signed a contract with Parma Recordings, a well-known classical music label in the USA. Parma Recordings will publish my newest, fourth album “Forever”. The album will be available on all major streaming platforms and also in a CD form. Their team accepted all of my 13 new songs: Sofia, If Only Time Allowed, Gone Young, Forever, Lullaby, Light, Almost Goodbye, Before the Rain, Deep Red, Farewell to Sad, Inner Child, Wanna Dance and What is Waiting for Me. I suggested also two bonus tracks, and am waiting for their confirmation. Parma Recordings accepted the chosen picture from Antonio Gonzalez, the Windmill, which was the picture of the day on NASA’s platform on April 17th, 2020. I feel very delighted, grateful and excited!

Rade Serbedzija interprets Sarajlic with my new song

Rade Serbedzija interprets Sarajlic with my new song

On May 9th, 2020 Rade Serbedzija, one of our most prominent and expressive actors, published on his FB artist page a recital of Izet Sarajlic’s beautiful and very sad poem, “Veceras cemo za njih voljeti”. In the background is playing my newest compositions “If only time allowed”. The fact that Rade chose my song is a tremendous honor and I feel so grateful. “If only time allowed” will be published on the new album “Forever”.

Watching Rade perform this poem with a lot of emotions made me cry…

I look forward to your impressions of this performance…

New CD cover

New CD cover

I would like to introduce my new CD cover for the newest album “Forever”. The photography is a part of the photo made by Antonio Gonzalez and the art work was designed by Robert Skondro. The album will be published in June, so stay tuned.

I look forward to your impressions about the CD cover…

Antonio Gonzalez’s beautiful photography

Antonio Gonzalez’s beautiful photography

I feel so excited, honored and delighted to share that I have got a permission to take one of the most beautiful photos of the universe and a windmill, taken by Antonio Gonzalez, for the new cover of my newest CD “Forever”. Antonio wrote to me that he really loves my music and that his photography will match well my new compositions. The compositions will reflect darkness and light of our current uneasy situation while most of the countries are in lockdown mode. However, we also need some uplifting and relaxing tunes to conquer the current stress and frustrations we might feel.

Solopiano.com playlist includes IL MARE

Solopiano.com playlist includes IL MARE

If you like to listen to the music on Spotify and would like to enjoy your life and feel relaxed, go to a wonderful playlist by Solo Piano Music by Matthew Mayer on Spotify! Let me know how much you felt emotions and joy, or even worked through your own sadness by listening to these amazing compositions …

IL MARE nominated as an album of the year

IL MARE nominated as an album of the year

Solopiano.com announced at the beginning of Feb. 2020 album of the year nominees, who represent 13 different countries and 6 different categories. I am very honored and delighted that my album “IL MARE” was nominated in the category of “Contemporary and Modern Album of the year 2019”.  The announcement of the winner will be on Feb. 24th, 2020. A warm congratulation to all of the amazing nominees, including David Nevue. I would also like to express my gratitude, as well as a huge congratulations to Matthew Mayer for the 20th anniversary of the solopiano.com, a platform that supports unselfishly solo piano composers and artists. Feeling very grateful!

“On a Pink Paper” & “Sofia” merging together

“On a Pink Paper” & “Sofia” merging together

A huge thanks to Rade Serbedzija for inviting me to his concert in Vienna. It was a magical and unforgettable evening. For our performance, Rade recited a poem “On a Pink Paper” by Nikica Petrak and I played my newest song “Sofia”. Antun Stasic colored the song with his dreamy violine. Photography by Albin Melez.

Rade Serbedzija’s concert in Vienna

Rade Serbedzija’s concert in Vienna

Come and enjoy the concert of Rade Serbedzija and Zapadni Kolodvor on Jan. 18th, 2020 at 7.30 pm at the Akzent Theater in Vienna (3. district). There will be a little surprise. As a guest, I will be tremendously honored to perform my new compositions “Sofia” while Rade recites a poem. Feeling very grateful!

Before the Storm, song no. 2

Before the Storm, song no. 2

Check out the new playlist from the American Solopiano.com on Spotify! “Before the Storm” from last IL MARE album is song no. 2!

Enjoy the beautiful music from various musicians. Thank you Matthew Mayers for choosing “Before the Storm” to be listed there!

Happy new Year everyone!