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Origin:
Warsaw, Poland
Decades:
1997-present

Anna Maria Jopek (born 14 December 1970 in Warsaw) is a Polish musician and singer. She represented her country in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Ale jestem" and finished 11th out of 25 participating acts; and in 2002, she collaborated on an album with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her music, including Michel Legrand's Personal Award in Vitebsk in 1994, as well as all of the awards for music in Poland, together with gold and platinum records. However, she has said: "Music itself is the highest award for me. And the greatest challenge. With so many questions remaining to be answered". She's married to music journalist, photographer and guitarist Marcin Kydryński, and has two sons, Franciszek (b. 1998) and Stanisław (b. 2000).

Anna Maria Jopek is the daughter of Mazowsze singer Stanisław Jopek (1935-2006), who is known as the "First Coachman of Poland" for his signature song "Furman" (The Coachman), and former Mazowsze dancer Maria Stankiewicz. Her 1999 Christmas album Dzisiaj z Betleyem features two duets with her father. Anna Maria's sister, Patrycja is a violinist.

In 2007 she recorded album ID with such artist as Mino Cinelu, Christian McBride, Richard Bona, Branford Marsalis, Dhafer Youssef, Tord Gustavsen and Oscar Castro-Neves

In April/May 2009 she did a tour with stops in Russia, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan.


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