Michael Kollwitz

Serenity II- More Peaceful Music on The Chapman Stick CD


Top Ten Billboard New Age album in Apr. 2018 and Best New Age Album of 2018 nomination...


SHIPPING: only 1¢ cent! Considered for a Grammy nomination, ‘Serenity II’ is the Billboard Top Ten New Age charting followup album to ‘Serenity’. Because of its soothing, peaceful tracks, ‘Serenity II’ has been licensed by the C.A.R.E. Channel to play in over 1000 hospitals across the US from 2019 to 2023. In late December, ‘Serenity II’ was chosen as one of the Top Three Best Relaxation albums of 2018 by NewAgeCD and it was also named one of the top 25 New Age albums of 2018 by Aural Awakenings radio. The track “Wrapped In Love” was nominated in the New Age category by The Global Peace Song Awards.

16 tracks – total playing time 61:23

1. The Presence 3:24
2. Wrapped in Love 4:15
3. Climbing the Mountain 4:11
4. Clear Passage 4:40
5. Live and Let Live 4:43
6. The Balance 3:12
7. Blue Skies 3:37
8. Pure Signal 4:47
9. Welcome Home 3:49
10. A Greater Purpose 3:08
11. One with Nature 2:51
12. Shaman’s Cave 4:44
13. Easy Does It 3:11
14. Breaking Free 3:56
15. Beyond the Clouds 2:39
16. Way of Knowledge 4:18


Charting:      Debuted at #8 on Billboard Top Ten New Age Albums Chart Apr. 2018

Debuted at #10 on Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart Apr. 2018 and #10 May 2018

Debuted at #2 on the Aural Awakenings Apr. 2018 chart

Winner:        Silver Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Global Music Awards

Top Three Best Relaxation Albums of 2018 by NewAgeCD.com

Top 25 New Age Albums of 2018 by Aural Awakenings

Nominated: Best New Age Album of 2018 by The Independent Music Awards

Best Instrumental Acoustic Album of 2018 by the Zone Music Reporter Awards

The track “Wrapped In Love” for Best New Age Song of 2018 by The Global Peace Song Awards


“Am I a fan of the Chapman Stick and Michael Kollwitz? Yes, most definitely! The album could be considered as gloriously, uniquely, gorgeous!” – Janet Mawdesley, Blue Wolf Reviews (Australia)

“If you’ve never heard the musical strains of the Chapman Stick, you’re in for a treat on Michael Kollwitz’s Serenity II. Difficult to describe in words but oh so easy to enjoy. That is the beauty of the Chapman Stick in the right person’s hands, as it is here.” – Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire blog

“Most impressive is the fact that the tracks for Serenity II were written, performed and produced by the artist. The person that plays The Stick must be extremely focused and versatile. Based on what I heard from the first Serenity album and what I am hearing on Volume II, Michael is performing at a very high level. One track flows into the next seamlessly, like it was a natural occurrence. I found that kind of musical command is exceptional with this music” – Keith ‘MuzikMan’ Hannaleck, NewAgeMusicReviews.net

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