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Antonia Pacek from Austria
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Antonia Pacek is a contemporary composer living in Vienna, Austria. Her passion for music started at a very early age. “When I told my parents, at the age of six, that I had enrolled myself at the music school they were taken by surprise,” she recalls. Although her parents were modest working class people, her loving Mum immediately took a second job to be able to afford her daughter a piano. Antonia started composing when she turned 11 (you can hear her first composition, Tamed Courage on her album A Secret Vision).


 


A dark side of the story was that her teacher, although a wonderful pianist, was a bad pedagogue and abusive as well, that she finally decided to stop attending the school and deeply buried her passion for music.


 


It was many years later that her old passion began to resurface. She spent more and more time playing, her fingers happily finding their way. “Music slowly came back to me, and on one gray rainy day I was inspired to write Rain. In 2001, when I was 6 months pregnant with my daughter, I composed Expecting Nina. I kept hearing music more and more in my head.” From shy beginnings, more tunes kept on coming, like an eruption from a volcano that had been inactive for years. Antonia knew that she would never again separate herself from music. She recently finished her 39th composition.


 


Realizing that music is her life, Antonia received strong encouragement from her family, friends, students, and the founder and director, David Nevue, of US Whispering Radio. Since May 2009, her compositions Rain, Expecting Nina and Inspiration, have been broadcasted on www.solopianoradio.com radio station.


 


Recently she has been committing more energy and time to record her music. Her first album, A Secret Vision, is a selection of the first 11 songs she composed. For the recording in Vienna at C-Arts Classical Arts Waldegg and Hajek tonstudio she used the August Foerster grand concert piano. In this hectic world full of crisis it is soothing to listen to the serene melodies of her soft sound piano music.


 


She is presently working as a composer on several projects with a visual artist and a poet, Alison Wilson. Together, they recently produced a DVD, Expressions, Spirit in Nature—Alison’s photographic slideshow of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, accompanied by her poetry and Antonia’s music. To preview the DVD, please go to www.artforsoul.eu.


 


Antonia’s second album, In My Soul, produced in the summer 2009, is a collection of more classically sounding soft piano melodies that were inspired by joyous as well as sad moments during the last couple years.

Antonia Pacek Blog
  "In My Soul" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 29 Oct 2009 06:35 PM

"In My Soul" is the latest release from the gifted pianist, Antonia. This album is a beautifully sounding collection of Antonia's personal classical compositions. It features just her on the piano, and truly is a recording of the highest quality. In "Once in a Wintertime" she plays hypnotically as her left hand plays the lower register with somber tonality while the right hand caresses the keys with a melody that is smooth and emotive creating a melodic and interesting composition. On the song, "After All Spring" she gives us a pleasantly prancing and hopeful piano piece. Another song, "Joy" Antonia employs the entire piano well, and usually at once, in a complex and moving song. Whether you are a fan of Chopin or Mozart's piano compositions, or maybe an audiophile who enjoys the stunning and beautiful capabilities of a skilled pianist, then "In My Soul" by Antonia is an album for you.

-Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  New Release from RadioIndy
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 26 Oct 2009 06:59 PM

Antonia : In My Soul

Antonia: In My Soul
Collection of solo piano composition, passionately played, coming from deep inside of composer's soul. "Surrender to the magic that you hear and feel at one with life". Genre: Classical: Piano solo Release Date: 2009



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