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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.

Spotlight on Antonija Pacek on Piano Music Radio

Spotlight on Antonija Pacek on Piano Music Radio

Today in the evening, at 9.00 pm European time, there will be a one hour special program of beautiful piano music starring me! It starts with “Springtime”.

It will be available for UK, USA and Canada, otherwise you could listen to it on the MIXCLOUD!

PIANO MUSIC RADIO

PIANO MUSIC RADIO

Today I was called by Piano Music Radio, to submit my new music, as they would like to broadcast my music. Here is the link to the radio and there you could find my profile!

LINK

Hopeful no. 2 on OWMR radio

Hopeful no. 2 on OWMR radio

Feeling very grateful and happy that my composition “Hopeful” that was published by Yellow Rose Records as a single, came out as no. 2 on Singles Chart from One World Music Radio in UK. This song was dedicated to my friend Heike, who is battling cancer, but is very strong and giving!

2022 Essentials by YRR

2022 Essentials by YRR

LINK to hear the compilation of the best of from YRR!

Happy to announce that on Jan. 24th, YRR will publish the best of their artists in 2022, where my composition “Touch” was also chosen. The compilation is truly beautiful. Thank you Yellow Rose Records and Eldar!

New scores on BPR music

New scores on BPR music

Dear friends and fans,

if you wish to try out my new compositions To You, Hopeful, or Touch, you can purchase my new scores on bprmusic.com. Just search for Antonija Pacek, and you will have these scores listed, and more!

Thank you!

Spotify Streams in 2022

Spotify Streams in 2022

I am very grateful to all of my listeners for sharing and listening to my music, as well as to all the curators that added my music to their playlists. It is great that there were more streams this year compared to last year. Thank you Heike for your great mentoring!

Top Countries in 2022

Top Countries in 2022

Here are the top 5 countries that steamed my music on Spotify in 2022!

Hopeful on Instrumental Music Playlist

Hopeful on Instrumental Music Playlist

Thank you very much Tom Merrall for including HOPFUL on your atmospheric and beautiful playlist.

If you wish to have a perfect music for reading and writing, this is the playlist for you!

“Touch” on One World Music Radio in UK

“Touch” on One World Music Radio in UK

I just got a message from Steve and Chrissie from One World Music Radio:

We are pleased to inform you that Chrissie has included your music in her show Eighty Eight Keys #21, the show is now available as a podcast, which means you can listen to the show anytime you want by just following this link:

https://www.oneworldmusicradio.com/chrissie-sheppard

All the best, One World Music Radio

Listen and enjoy this soft and relaxing playlist there

New single “Hopeful” coming in Dec.

New single “Hopeful” coming in Dec.

Hopeful
The composition signifies hope for my friend that is suffering from cancer. Although she is brave and full of life despite her therapies and pain that she has been facing, I am expressing, through “Hopeful”, my sadness and pain for what she has been going through, but also my admiration for Heike being so amazingly brave, dedicating her remaining energy to coaching others and playing beautiful concerts with her magic touch on her guitar.
“Touch” – a story behind

“Touch” – a story behind

This summer I had a concert at Ponta Lopud Festival in Croatia, and had once-in-a-lifetime audience, including Frances McDormand and her husband. After the concert we were invited to a dinner at a restaurant. I approached there Frances to thank her for coming to my concert and before I said anything, she took my hand like on the artwork, and said “thank you, it was magnificent”. This episode inspired me to write a composition “Touch”. On the top of everything, I had a boat accident, where my pointer finger was badly hurt. This song can be performed with 9 fingers 🙂

“Touch” – my new single is coming out on Oct. 14th to be published by Yellow Rose Records, and was beautifully mastered by Eldar Ibrahimovic. It will be available on all major streaming platforms.

Piano Love Songs playlist by Double J

Piano Love Songs playlist by Double J

Feeling very grateful that Double J in UK took my newest single “To You” on their amazing playlist “Piano Love Songs” on Spotify. My composition found home :)!

 

“To You” score is out

“To You” score is out

The singe “To You” dedicated to love of my love, came out on July 1st, published by Yellow Rose Records.

In the link below you can directly find where to purchase this score – bprmusic.

Link

A beautiful review by Aleksey Igudesman

A beautiful review by Aleksey Igudesman

“Antonija Pacek writes simply beautiful music. Clear lines, gorgeous melodic structures and a great sense of aesthetics define her work. Her music is loved by many and she keeps astounding us with her seamless creativity and output of publications. Like the various colours of the seasons, she touches us all.”
Aleksey Igudesman

I am very honored and grateful for such an amazing review and recommendations by Aleksey, who is known as a virtuoso violinist, composer, conductor, comedian, film maker, actor, writer, poet, and entrepreneur.

Scores for Dreaming

One of the most streamed compositions on Spotify from my newest album “Seasons of Life” is the composition “Dreaming”. Would you like to play it? Go to bprmusic.com and if you search Antonija Pacek, you will find the score “Dreaming” and many more…

A beautiful memory – concert in Dubrovnik

A beautiful memory – concert in Dubrovnik

What a beautiful venue at “Sponza” in the middle of the Dubrovnik center, warm audience and a perfectly tuned concert piano. The concert that I performed at the end of June in 2022 will always stay in my memory – it was very emotional. Thank you Daria Mikulandra for your great organization and your friendship!

Scores for Springtime

Scores for Springtime

Would you like to play Springtime that was broadcasted on FM Classic Radio in London? Please go to bprmusic.com and search under Antonija Pacek, you will find this score and many more…

To You CAME OUT on July 1st

To You CAME OUT on July 1st

Feeling excited, as “To You” composition, dedicated to love of my life was published by Yellow Rose Records yesterday! Here is the link to several streaming platforms to hear the song:

Link

A beautiful review for my concert in Dubrovnik

A beautiful review for my concert in Dubrovnik

“Quite emotional concert by Antonija Pacek at the place Sponza”

Emotional concert by Antonija Pacek is a real sensation in the program done by Midsummer Scene Festival in Dubrovnik.

Croatian Austrian cinematic music composer Antonija Pacek performed a beautiful and emotive concert at the place Sponza in Dubrovnik as a part of Midsummer Scene Festival. This monumental palace seems to be made for compositions, inspired by the sea and summer feeling….

Full article

Midsummer Scene Festival Program in Dubrovnik

Midsummer Scene Festival Program in Dubrovnik

MIDSUMMER SCENE 2022
21.06. – 05.07. 2022

24.06. – 03.07. u 21:30h – every night except for on 27.06., Romeo & Juliet  – Lovrjenac, Dubrovnik

27.06. u 21h – Hamlet in Croatian with English subtitle – at KMD

27.06. u 21:30h – Seasons of Life – concert by a pianist and a composer Antonija Pacek with narration from Lidija Begić in regard to 750 years of Dubrovnik Statute – at Sponza

04.07. u 21:30h – Millions of Strange Shadows, premiere, Klapa Kaše will sing Shakespeare sonatas, composed by Vicko Dragojević, guests Quartet narration by Filip Krenus – Lovrjenac

05.07. u 21h – A Poor Player  – Marin Držić Theater

Thank You, Mama Workshop

Thank You, Mama Workshop

I immensely enjoyed the “Thank You, Mama Workshop”, where I also introduced some ideas on perception, perceptional errors and creative processes. I also played some of my self-composed compositions that would enhance some of the exercises during the workshop.

I would warmly recommend “Thank you, Mama Workshop”, created by Ana Tajder, as it is self-reflective, liberating, full of meaningful exercises and dialogues throughout our quest to explore motherhood (what we cherish from our mothers and how we could better mother ourselves). I appreciated Traude’s meditative exercise that gave us a special energy during this exploration and helped participants to bond with one another. It felt energizing and full of reflective thinking.

Ponta Lopud Festival

Ponta Lopud Festival

For the second year in a row, as part of its additional program, the Ponta Lopud Festival welcomes the celebrated Croatian-Austrian composer and pianist Antonija Pacek, who will give a film music concert in the church of St. Nicholas on Lopud on June 25, 2022 at 8 p.m.
 
On this particular occasion, Antonija will perform the original film compositions from her latest album, entitled Seasons of Life, which was released in March 2022 by Yellow Rose Records. Her music is described by critics as “close to meditation of angels, a symphony of emotions, and music as beautiful as a radiant jewel”. As for her latest work, the music critics point out that her superb, intimate yet powerful new album brings a refreshingly unpredictable edge of creativity to the neoclassical realm.
The audience will enjoy the following compositions: “If Only Time Allowed”, “Springtime”, “Winter Waltz”, “Summer Tale”, “Fall Train”, “Dreaming”, and “Life Is”. For her latest album, the artist found inspiration by drawing parallels between the four seasons and life during the pandemic. Thus, “Springtime” and “Winter Waltz” are interwoven with hope and strong feelings, a sense of uplift and awakening, and bring melodic notes of waltz full of fantasy and hope for a better future. “Summer Tale” is a cheerful composition inspired by the sea, summer feelings of carefreeness, inner peace, family gatherings in their summer house on Lopud, the island of eternal inspiration, where she will perform these compositions for the first time. The program will end with “Life Is”, a composition that is her musical vision of life, its ups and downs, growth, learning, extremely beautiful and intense moments.
Backstage Podcast no. 99

Backstage Podcast no. 99

Leni Bohrmann, an actress and a screenplay writer from Germany has a very interesting BACKSTAGE podcasts. I am very grateful and honored that she chose to interview me for her podcast no. 99. She was fascinated by the fact that I enrolled myself (on my own) to the music school with the age of 6, that although I am a composer, I studies only psychology, and that after so many years without the piano – when I got one again, I decided that I will never let it go again… So we talked about my childhood, living my country, my studies, my music and my future projects. You can find it on the below links:

direct link

youtube

HUGHES HALL article

HUGHES HALL article

Thank you HUGHES HALL magazine for writing news about my work and music… I keenly remember my time when I studied my masters degree at the University of Cambridge and lived by the Hughes Hall college in 1996/97

NEW SINGLE coming out soon

NEW SINGLE coming out soon

My new single “To You” is coming out on July 1st and is dedicated to my dearest men in the whole world! Stay tuned…

New Music Sheet

New Music Sheet

Would you like to play or to buy as a present, one of my most listened to compositions on Spotify? “If Only Time Allowed” is now available on www.brpmusic.com. Happy playing!

Concert in Dubrovnik in June 2022

Concert in Dubrovnik in June 2022

Dear friends and listeners, for those who might be in Dubrovnik at the end of June, there will be the Midsummer Festival, organized by Darija Mikulandra Zanetic, with the tragedy of “Romeo and Julia” and with monodrama “A Poor Player” from June 21st until June 25th. My concert will take place on June 27th (Monday), which will celebrate the 750 years of Dubrovnik Statute.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Full article in Croatian Jutarnji List

New CD in production

New CD in production

As of April 26th, my newest CD went into production at CSM Organization. Michael Hofbauer, made the beautiful art work for the back side and inserted page inside of the CD box, as well as the print on the CD itself. Back side photography is done by Dean Tosovic. The CD is featuring two songs with Sanja Romic. Mastering was beautifully done by Davor Rocco, who also mixed “Sadness” and “Rain Drops” (piano and oboe). I am incredibly lucky with wonderful people I have been working with.