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Monika Martin

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Known to her fans as Der Stille Star (i.e., the Silent Star), Monika Martin is an Austrian schlager singer with a long track record of hitmaking, going all the way back to her 1996 debut single, “La Luna Blu.” Though generally classified as schlager, she can also be considered one of the leading Austrian practioners of volkstьmliche musik, a variant of volksmusik which incorporates contemporary themes and styles rather than the Alpine motifs generally associated with volksmusik. At least three times Martin has competed for the Austrian Grand Prix der Volksmusik (“La Luna Blu,” 1996; “Goodbye Farewell,” 1998; and “Heute Fьhl Ich Mich Wie Zwanzig,” 2006).

Born on May 7, 1962, in Graz, Martin studied solo singing at Kunstuniversitдt Graz (i.e., University of Music and Dramatic Arts) in 1982 and, as a means of financing her studies, sung lead vocals in the tanzband the Heart Breakers from 1986 until 1992. Her band released one album, Dafьr Dank’ Ich Dir (1990), billing itself as the Heart Breakers mit Dr. Ilse Bauer. During this period, Martin also studied art history and ethnology, earning her Ph.D. in 1990; from 1990 until 2000 she worked as an art teacher, starting her own ceramics business in Graz in 1994.

In 1995 Martin embarked on her solo singing career, signing to Koch Records and proceeding to release her solo debut, La Luna Blu (1996).

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  • sternenfee0

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    13 May 4:04pm Reply
  • angelika1955

    Monika Martin eine Herzenskünstlerin

    17 Mar 11:05am Reply
  • camune

    Great Super

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • camune

    Wonderful

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • holly365

    Schade um Roy er war einer der Besten.

    17 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bearfx

    Finding Monika Martin recently on Live 365 and German Schlager music has been wonderful! Her voice is exquisite and though I do not understand the lyrics I feel her songs in my heart. When next I am in Germany I will look for a concert where I can see her live.

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Heimwerken

    Diese Stimme gibt es nur einmal.Einfach Wunderbar..Bekomme immer Gänsehaut beim Anhören. Von Gott Gesegnet..

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • makowski191

    perfekt

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • zofiaigregor

    zgadzam sie ze wspanialy glos....

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • tamirus

    Sie hat eine wunderbare Stimme

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • angelika1955

    monika martin ist einfach ein mensch mit grossen gefühlen liebe sie ser

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Wolfigo

    Sie lebt mit der Musik,sie kommt vom Herzen.Eine Stimme wie ein Engel.

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • michiline

    . Advent Die Zeit Der Lichter

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • monya-cat

    eine eigenartige schöne stimme

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Froggl

    Ihre Stimme verursacht eine Gaensehaut auf ihrem Ruecken

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • merlin2706

    wundervolle texte voll Sinnlichkeit

    11 Sep 2008 Reply
  • babsy0501

    sehr schöne musik ,

    17 Aug 2008 Reply
  • talkingmusic

    Monika will go to the finale of Grnad Prix der Volksmusik 2006 for Austria! Congratuelations!

    23 Jul 2006 Reply
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