Magdalena Kožená

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A mezzo-soprano who has established herself on the world's leading stages.

Source: Czech Centres / FDULS

A mezzo-soprano who has established herself on the world's leading stages. She has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Gramophone Award for Artist of the Year 2004. In 2016, she established a foundation aimed at supporting the development of elementary art schools in the Czech Republic.

The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.