Pianist Stephen Wallack explodes onto the New Age music scene with his debut album, “Chapters,” which spotlights his powerful, energetic, cinematic style of composing and performing music that is full of passion, strong rhythms and heartfelt melodies.
A Minnesota native, Stephen Wallack describes his music as cinematic and emotional. He began taking piano lessons when he was five-years old. He found himself particularly drawn to instrumental music. When he was twelve, his best friend played him the album “December” by pianist George Winston.
“That moment changed my life forever. I felt such a connection to his music, that for months I would sit at my little orange piano with a small tape player and just hit play/rewind over and over again until I figured out his songs. I essentially taught myself how to play piano listening to his music.”
When Stephen was 14-years-old he stopped playing other people’s music and started writing his own songs. He has been musically inspired through a complex range of emotional moments on his life’s journey. “Each of the songs that I write are like chapters of my life,” explains Wallack. “I really enjoy when music tells a story, connects with you on a deeper level, and takes you on a journey.”
The music on his new album, “Chapters,” is a collection of his life’s compositions. The album is energetic, confident and passionate. Wallack uses his music to connect with his emotions and tell those stories: “These songs have a very personal connection to me, but I want listeners to be able to make their own connections and see their own stories.”