THREE TIME MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE AND INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED RECORDING ARTIST, ANN SWEETEN, has crafted a signature sound over the course of now 6 albums. Her music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. Her brand new release,
A Place in the Sun, is a musical journey of healing and hope, full of passionate melodies performed on Steinway Grand Pianos awash with synthesized orchestration and several flute performances. The album is at once relaxing and soothing while it soars with melodic integrity, a truly moving listening experience.
The Liner Notes are a must read: Compositions reflect moments on Ann Sweeten's personal journey through Breast Cancer. A story of hope and light and Victory! A Place in the Sun is inspirational.
Ms. Sweeten was recently Sixth Place Finalist for Best New Age/World Song at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards 2004 in LA and Nominee for Best Neo-Classical Album and Cover Art at the New Age Reporter Lifestyle Music Awards 2004. Her last two albums charted #3 in radio making them two of the most played albums of modern instrumental music in North America. Ann Sweeten is quickly becoming one of the most popular pianists around.
A truly well-rounded individual and artist, Ms. Sweeten is a staunch environmnetalist, animal activist and vegetarian.
In addition to her Concert and Recording career, she is also a professional actress and singer with Actor's Equity Association. A trained Ballet Dancer and former Female Front to the Rock Band FALLOUT, she earned a degree in foreign languages from Smith College, (B.A. Cum Laude), studied in Paris and later at the Boston Conservatory.
"Hypnotically intoxicating... I highly recommend the contemporary songs to those who love the piano, those who need peace of mind, and to those who are moved by musical genius." Spirit-Works
"Above all else, Ann Sweeten is a passionate human being. She just happens to have an exquisite talent to speak her world experiences through her piano compositions." PhenomeNEWS
"A brilliant pianist.. Ann's music will make you rich in seeing things that you didn't see before. It makes you look inside yourself and reach for your inner child." MuzikReviewz.com
Check out the artist's website:
1. Shepherd Me
2. A Place in the Sun
3. Shades of September
4. Castles in the Air
6. Summer Tomorrows
7. A Pillow in the Sky
8. The Last Day of April
10. Winding Roads