Anna María Drack

(born in Elx, Alicante, Spain), poet, writer, singer-songwriter and actress. She holds a degree in Educational Science and a diploma in French. She studied piano and singing at the Conservatorio (Madrid and Murcia). Together with A. Facio and L. F. López Elizondo, she cofounded the independent theatre company "Los Goliardos". In 1967 she collaborated with Nasto and in 68, Goliardos and Nasto fused and Ana María left the group. The composer Tomás Marco proposed her to take part in his play "Cantos del pozo artesiano" to be directed by Hilmar Schatz and to open in Madrid on 25th March that same year. After this experience, Eduardo Stern invited her onto his programme Musica- 3 and it´s there where she first made contact with Elisa Serna who made her the proposal to perform a poem by Rafael Alberti which had just been set to music by Paco Ibañez. In 1970 she entered the world of professional music under the guidance of Jesús Demaria. Her records were released in Spain, Japan, Venezuela, Argentina, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and the U.S.A. and in 2004 in the United Kingdom and Australia. In 1984 she published her first book "Poemas con patatas y una margarita". Following this work "Diario de un año sin luna" and "De dos en dos". In 1997 she published her first short story "El viajero" and in 2006 her last book, a selection of poems, "Cuarto de hora".
Select works (Poetry): Poemas con patatas y una margarita; Diario de un año sin luna; De dos en dos; Cuarto de hora.
Recordings: Despacio, 1972; Dime que no es verdad, 1973; Enhorabuena, 1976; Está prohibido, 1977; Ana María Drack, 1998.
Awards: "Record World International", award for the best composer in the Latin American world (USA)