“Tapestries of Time” Nominated for Best Piano Album w/instrumentation at the 2015 ZMR Music Awards!
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, chart-topping, award-winning Pianist/Composer
Six-Time Music Awards Nominee, ASCAP Popular Awards Recipient 2002 - 2013
After 17 years of enamoring audiences on the Concert stage and on Radio/Internet Airwaves, Ann Sweeten’s signature style is recognized world-wide and its magic resonates loudly in Tapestries of Time, her newest album. 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", Sirius XM Satellite Spa 68 and Spa 33. 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, In the Wake, she co- produced with Grammy award-winning artist/producer and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman. On her new album, Tapestries of Time, Ann Sweeten continues her role as producer in another collaborative effort with Will. He had this to say: “the pieces on her new recording continue to surprise with their stunning performance and episodic composition, but are somehow more cohesive and focused than ever. The resulting experience is one of dazzling chance taking which never strays from the emotional center of her intent. Not content to rest on her laurels, Ann Sweeten continues to evolve as an artist and performer.”
One of the most decorated pianists of the past decade with 6 previous albums all ranking in the Top 5 NAR and ZMR Radio Reports, she is also one of the most played modern instrumentalists 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. A truly well-rounded individual and artist, Ms. Sweeten is a staunch environmentalist, animal activist and vegetarian. In addition to her Concert and Recording career, she is also a professional actress/singer/dancer with Actor’s Equity Association. Ann Sweeten is herself a Breast Cancer survivor twice over and is involved with the Arts in Healthcare Initiative.