Markéta Irglová

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Markéta Irglová
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Irglová (with Glen Hansard) during an April 2006 performance in Derry, Northern Ireland
Background information
Born (1988-02-28) 28 February 1988 (age 26)
Origin Valašské Meziříčí
Czech Republic
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin
Website marketairglovamusic.com

Markéta Irglová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmarkɛːta ˈɪrɡlovaː]) (born 28 February 1988, in Valašské Meziříčí, Moravia, in what was then Czechoslovakia but is now Czech Republic) is a Czech singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" at the 80th ceremony, which was co-written with Glen Hansard.

Early life[edit]

Irglová began taking piano lessons at age 8 and began playing the guitar at age 9.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Irglová was a member of the band The Swell Season with Glen Hansard. The band released its eponymous album on Overcoat Recordings in 2006. In 2007, Irglova co-starred in the indie film Once. Irglová co-wrote many of the songs for the film including "Falling Slowly", which received an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film won the World Cinema Audience Award for a dramatic film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.[1] Irglová appeared on the 2007 I'm Not There soundtrack with the Swell Season's version of Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere".[2]

Personal life[edit]

She met Glen Hansard in 2001 when she was 13-years old.[3] Her father organized a music festival in the Czech Republic and booked The Frames.[4] Hansard played a large part not only in her development as an artist and song writer but also in launching her career. Although they met years earlier, her romantic relationship with Hansard began during the making of the film Once[5][6] and ended in 2009.[7] Irglova married Tim Iseler in 2011 and announced their divorce in 2012.[8] She now resides in Reykjavik, Iceland, and she and her partner Sturla Mio Þórisson now have a daughter, born in November, 2013.[9]

Discography[edit]

with The Swell Season[edit]

Solo[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • Grammy Award 2008 (50th Annual Grammy Awards) Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – "Falling Slowly" from Once
  • Grammy Award 2008 (50th Annual Grammy Awards) Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – Once

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "WorldFilm.com". Worldfilm.about.com. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tweedy Do Dylan For Soundtrack". Billboard. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Jamie diamond. "Life Imitating Film". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Markéta Irglová and Marek Irgl: Daughter and father on her Oscar success and much more". Radio Prague. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "'Once' a Hero". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Jamie diamond (24 February 2008). "Life imitating art". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 February 2008. 
  7. ^ Bray, Allison (26 January 2009). "falling slowly ... out of love". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Zpěvačka Markéta Irglová se po roce rozvádí". Týden.cz. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Markéta Irglová Facebook page". Retrieved 6 Feb 2014. 

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