Polish Soprano Magdalena Kozyra gained her Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal
Performance with Distinction from Trinity College of Music, London, where she
studied with Laureen Livingstone and Eugene Asti. She also holds a Diploma in
Concert Singing from Birkbeck, University of London.
Whilst at Trinity College of Music she won the Lilian Ash French Song Duo
Competition with pianist Andrea Kmecova and was a finalist in Elisabeth
Schumann's Lieder Competition.
Magdalena perfected her artistry on a number of public master classes with
Prof. Teresa Zylis-Gara, Poland, Dame Felicity Palmer, Anna Larsson, Roger
Vignoles and Julius Drake, Oxford Lieder Master Course, Mark Padmore,
Wigmore Hall, London, Dame Felicity Lott and Robin Bowman, Academie
Internationale d'Été de Nice, France.
Her love of the song repertoire is reflected in the many recitals she has given
around England, France, Poland and Denmark. Schumann's Liederkreis Op.39
and Fauré's La Bonne Chanson Op.61 are among her favourite song cycles.
Magdalena also performed Gounod's Redemption under Neil Jenkins, as well as
Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Mendelssohn's Lobgesang under Brian Kay.
For two and a half years Magdalena was under contract to the chorus of Opera
Krakowska in Poland where she performed in the following operas: Carmen,
Halka, Le Nozze di Figaro, L’Elisir D’Amore, Don Giovanni, Orphée et Eurydice,
La Traviata, Madama Butterfly, Il Trovatore, Love for three oranges, Devils of
Her operatic solo repertoire includes Alice Ford in Die Lustigen Weiber von
Windsor, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Edwige in
Offenbach's Robinson Crusoe, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Belinda in Dido
She features as a solo soprano on EMI's recording of Schubert's Romance "Der
Vollmond strahlt" from Rosamunde.
Magdalena is currently under a 5 year contract to the Danish Radio Concert
Choir. She has recently performed at the BBC Proms in Royal Albert Hall with
the Danish National Vocal Ensemble as well as the Danish Radio Concert Choir
under Fabio Luisi.