Marta Töpferová is one of the most unique singers and songwriters of her generation. She began singing classical and folk music in choirs in the Czech Republic and the United States for eight years. After emigrating to the USA in 1987, she learned fluent Spanish and developed into a distinctive artist and composer of Latin American music. The London Times described Marta as "one of the most graceful interpreters of Latin American folk music". Marta's deep voice, lyrical songs and singular accompaniment on the four-string cuatro have attracted listeners all over the world. She established herself on the New York City music scene where she collaborated with the best Latin, jazz and classical musicians, and this experience is reflected in her own work.
In 2012 Marta returned to the Czech Republic and started writing songs in her native language inspired by Moravian folklore and Slavic music for her new ensemble called Milokraj (“Beloved Land”). In addition to writing her own lyrics, Marta has also set to music poems by Věra Provazníková, Jan Zahradníček among others.
To date, Marta Töpferová has released nine albums, five in Spanish, three in Czech and one in English, containing mostly her original works:
- Tento svět (2017, Moravia Publishing)
- Reencuentros (2016, Senderos)
- Milokraj (2013, Animal Music)
- The Other Shore (2011, World Village)
- Trova (2009, World Village)
- Flor Nocturna (2006, World Village)
- La Marea (2005, World Village)
- Sueño Verde (2003, Circular Moves)
- Homage to Homeland (2002, own production).
Marta is internationally recognized as a prominent world-music artist, and has toured Europe, the USA, Canada, Argentina and Thailand, appearing on major stages such as Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, Blue Note in New York or Bardentreffen Festival in Nuremberg.