Anna Maria Jopek
April 18th, 2020, 5 PM and 7:30 PM
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 65 PLN (presale) / 85 PLN (on the day of the event), available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), Ludwik Zamenhof Centre’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
Vocalist, songwriter, improviser, a passionate visionary. Anna Maria Jopek’s style is a fusion of improvisation, Polish traditional sounds, and European classical music. Born into an artistic family – Anna Maria’s grand grandmother and father were accomplished singers, she was literally raised backstage – in concert venues and in the dressing rooms of legendary Polish folk group “Mazowsze”, where her parents performed. She was only three years old when she recorded a song for the Polish Radio. At the age of seven, she began her musical education in piano class, and at the age of twelve, she performed at the Warsaw Philharmonic. Graduate piano of Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and student of philosophy at the Warsaw University. At the same time, she privately explored the secrets of singing at Daria Iwińska’s class – the legendary professor, who had also taught Anna’s father (Stanisław Jopek, singer).
For years, Jopek has been writing music and adopting classical and traditional themes to exceptional, multi-faceted projects that bring together the world’s most outstanding musicians such as Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Oscar Castro-Neves, Makoto Ozone, Richard Bona and Mino Cinelu. She also sang duets with Sting, Youssou N’Dour, Bobby McFerrin and Ivan Linz. She recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio, Abbey Road in London and Power Station in New York. She has performed at the world’s most renowned concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Blue Note Tokyo, The Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv or Hamer Hall in Melbourne, but her everyday mission are small concert halls in Poland, especially valued by her.
AMJ is convinced that art constitutes the spirituality of our times and that music is a universal language that connects people of all cultures, beliefs, and traditions. She believes in the beauty and gift of listening. Jopek lives between Warsaw and Lisbon, devoted to her children and cats. Running in marathons is her occasional hobby.