Born in Budapest (1957), Marta grew up surrounded with music. Her mother, a music teacher studied with the great composer, scholar and ethnomusicologist ? Zoltan Kodaly. At an early age Marta knew that music would be a major part of her life and today is considered to one of the most authentic interpreters of Hungarian traditional folk music. She performs all over the world both as a solo artist and with several Hungarian and international folk groups. Marta has sung for The Queen, the Japanese Emperor and the Spanish Royal Family and her collaboration with French group Deep Forest resulted in a Grammy Award. Marta was the voice on the soundtrack of the English Patient blockbuster which won 9 Oscars back in 1997.