Croatian Pianist Composes Olympic Song
Friday, July 30, 2004 (Bucharest):
The Athens Olympics now has its own official song.
"Olympic Dream" has been composed by Croatian pianist Maksim Maravitsa. The music video for the official song is being shot in Bucharest.
Maravitsa is a pianist renowned for his modern interpretations of classical music. His compositions are aimed at attracting young audiences to classical music, and communicating with them in new ways. His first album in fact became one of the fastest-selling classical recordings ever to be released in Croatia.
"Olympic Dreams" features on 'Harmony', one of the three official Olympic Games albums.
The three albums were launched in Athens this week, and include an official Greek music album, an official pop music album, with 'Harmony', the games' official classical music album.
Maravitsa's official Olympic song will feature alongside legendary artists like Placido Domingo and Maria Callas, and the most recognizable sporting anthem ever "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis.
Maksim believes music has the power to reach out to people, and now with his Olympic track the whole world is listening.