THE SEA KNOWS Hits #1 on Billboard

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Michael Kurek‘s Navona Records release THE SEA KNOWS charted #1 in the nation on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Album list! The album is also featured as #4 on the general Classical Album list alongside Lindsey Sterling, Celtic Women and Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Kurek commented saying…

Woo hoo! We have lift-off! The Sea Knows just entered the Billboard Traditional Classical Charts at Number 1 in the nation and as their “Hot Shot Debut,” also no. 4 in the general classical category that includes pop played on classical instruments (like Elvis played by an orchestra at no. 3). This is one of those cases where five utterly stunning performances by truly world-class musicians from seven countries made a poor composer look better than he deserves. Shout out to the great people of Parma Recordings for their utterly crucial role to make this happen.

The album, which is Kurek’s first release in 10 years, is a homage to his career of writing and composing music. Featured artists include PARMA’s own Ovidiu Marinescu on cello, Soledad Yaya (Sole Yaya) and Rita Costanzi on harp,  The Atlantic EnsembleDuo Portinari, and The Vanderbilt Strings.

The album has been reviewed by multiple platforms such as Midwest Record and featured in playlists such as “Classical New Releases” by Spotify, which is followed by more than 200k listeners. Grammy nominated classical composer and front man of WingerC.F. Kip Winger, who was a former student of Kurek says…

“Kurek is a rare talent who can evoke a universe of human emotion in one piece… I strongly recommend adding this CD to your catalogue.”

Find the album on iTunes, Amazon, and streaming on Spotify.

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