Date of birth:
May 7th in Graz
Star sign:
Taurus
Eye colour:
Green - grey
Hair colour:
Depends on the hairdresser
Likes:
Directness, honesty
Dislikes:
Dishonesty, injustice and unpunctuality
Excellences:
To respond to the shortcomings of others, strength of purpose
Shortcomings:
To not always love my shortcomings, getting up in the morning
Education / Profession:
A-levels at the School of Applied arts in Graz
University studies of Art History and Folklore
Conferral of the Doctorate of Philosophy (1990)
Art teacher (1990 - 2000)
Since 1994 owner of a pottery shop in Graz
Musical background:
At the age of 10 in the children’s choir of the Grazer Oper
Singing study at the University for Music and Performing arts in Graz (1982)
Lead singer of the "Heart Breakers" (1986 - 1992)
Composer and lyricist, chorister
Since 1996 active as soloist
Since 2000 professional soloist
Hobbies:
During my childhood I had homing pigeons and model aircrafts; today I collect Alt-Meissener porcelain
Career start:
1995 with the idea to start a solo carreer
Most successful tracks:

"Eine Liebe reicht für zwei" ‚ "Goodbye Farewell" ‚ "Klinge mein Lied" ‚ "La luna blu" ‚ "Napoli Adieu" ‚ "Später - wann ist das?" ‚ "Hast du heute schon gelächelt" ‚ "Wolgalied" ‚ "Lass die Träume nie verloren geh`n" (Duett mit Karel Gott) ‚ "Wir schaffen das" ‚ "Du warst da..." ‚ "Heute fühl ich mich wie zwanzig" ‚ "Jedes Ende ist ein Beginn" ‚ "Dich aber liebe ich" ‚ "Pie Jesu" ‚ "Ave Maria" (Bach-Gounod) ‚ "Der verlorene Sohn" ‚ "Mein Engel bist du"

Awards:
Gold for the track "My love" (1999 with Nockalm Quintett)
Gold in Austria for the album "Klinge mein Lied" (2000)
Gold as an author for Kastelruther Spatzen (2003)
Gold in Austria for the album "La luna blu" (2004)
Gold in Austria for the album "Aloha Blue" (2008)
Gold in Austria for the album "Heute fühl` ich mich wie zwanzig" (2008)
4-fold participation at the Grand Prix der Volksmusik, thereof 3 times as finalist
January 1998: 1st place at "Volkstümliche Hitparade" on ZDF with "Goodbye Farewell"
1998: 3rd place at the annual score of "ZDF-Superhitparade"
January 1999: Winner of "Goldene Eins" of ARD
Since 2000 place 3 in the Media Control sales charts (behind Kastelruther Spatzen and Hansi Hinterseer), hence best female soloist
September 2006: "Goldene Stimmgabel" award, category "Most successful female soloist folk music"
January 2007: "Krone der Volksmusik" award, also category "Most successful female soloist folk music"
September 2008: Special award for over one million sold solo records in the German-speaking region
November 2008: Winner of the "Golden Tulip" of the Benelux as "Best female solo artist"
2006, 2008 and 2009: nomination for ECHO in the category "Folk music" as the only woman and therefore most successful female soloist in folk music.
Goldene Antenne, BRF2 Belgium (2015)
Gold in Austria for the album „Mit dir“ (2016)
Smago!-Award, Berlin (2017)
 
Currently:
The latest 21st Album „Sehnsucht nach Liebe“ (Longing for love) was launched Sep. 30th, 2016. At the same time the 4th DVD „Monika Martin - Mein Graz“ entered the market.
Status:
Since the year 2000 Monika Martin is the most successful female soloist in her genre according to sales volume. In Germany she has advanced to one of the most successful Schlager singers behind Andrea Berg and Helene Fischer.
Management & Promotion:
Panta Musik GmbH
Hechenwanger Str. 1
D-86926 Greifenberg

Tel.: 0 81 92 / 933 04-0
Fax: 0 81 92 / 999 733

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