"In the Wake" charts #4 in Radio!
Ann Sweeten awarded honor of Steinway Artist
"It is my pleasure to officially welcome you to the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists. ...the high standard you have set with your artistic and professional achievements make it most appropriate that you are now formally included among a list of the most accomplished and discriminating performing artists in the world."
Bonnie Barrett, Director, Concert and Artist Activities
Internationally renowned recording artist
Six-Time Music Awards Nominee, ASCAP Popular Awards Recipient 2002 - 2011
Award-winning Contemporary Pianist/Composer, Ann Sweeten, has crafted a signature sound over the course of 9 chart-topping albums and 2 Italian compilation albums over the past 14 years. Often placed in the New Age genre, her style is decidedly unique, embracing not only the classical realm, but aspects of jazz, film scoring, and popular music. Sweeten's music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. Her music is played on MUSIC CHOICE/ "SOUNDSCAPES", XM SATELLITE "SPA 33", SIRIUS "SPA 68". Shows streaming on LIVE365 INTERNET RADIO: ANIMA, BEAUTIFULMUSIC, MY SPIRIT RADIO, NEW AGE RHYTHMS, SEASCAPES, SMOOTH PIANO; YAHOO/ MUSICMATCH RADIO. Also licensed through MUZAK, DMX AND SPAFAX. For a full listing of radio stations by state and country, see the Radio/Press page.
Her last release, Just this Side of Spring, she co- produced with Grammy award-winning artist /producer and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman. On her new album, In the Wake, Ann Sweeten continues her role as producer in another collaborative effort with Will. He had this to say: Ann Sweetens music continues to evolve, broaden and deepen. It is now beyond doubt that her prodigious performances are equaled by her brilliant compositional skills. This is an artist very much at the top of her game and everything has come together seamlessly in her new CD, In the Wake.
Just this Side of Spring hit #3 on the ZMR Radio Charts in 2010, Grey Sky and Bittersweet debuted at #2 on the NAR Radio charts in 2007 along with her previous, A Place in the Sun, the prior year. All THREE were nominated for Best Instrumental Piano Album in 2010, 2007 and 2006 respectively. Two earlier releases, Sapphire Days and Reflections, rose to #3, making these some of the most played albums of modern instrumental music in North America. Sweeten blends stylish, sophisticated, technical composition in well-rooted classical themes with originality and passion, resulting in performances that pack an emotional wallop.