Most people get to choose their calling in life while, for some, life just seems to make that decision for you. For 23-year old Academy Award winner, Marketa Irglova, the latter scenario seems to have been the case.

In 2006 at the age of 18 she was chosen to act and write music for a small independent movie that would thrust her into a global spotlight on Hollywood’s biggest night. That moment and the subsequent success of her musical career as one half of The Swell Season were the furthest thing from her mind when she accepted the role of “girl” in the film 《Once》.

October 11, 2011 when Anti Records released《Anar》, the first full-length solo album from Marketa Irlgova. Marketa was able to use Anar as a creative outlet to document and express her personal experiences with music and self-discovery over the last few years, making this album highly personal and an emotional journey.

August 2012, Marketa Irlgova will start her first China Tour with her band. She will give performance in Beijing,Shanghai,Guangzhou, and share her wonderful and magical experience with you about music, about life, about《Once》.

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