Recipient of numerous prestigious vocal awards worldwide, Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená came to prominence in 1995 when she won the Sixth International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. She has since performed on the world’s most prestigious concert and opera stages, with leading conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, and Bernard Haitink and with orchestras including Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic. Among her recital partners are pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Daniel Barenboim and Yefim Bronfman, with whom she recorded her 2021 Nostalgia album for Pentatone. Her extensive discography has given rise to multiple awards for Magdalena, including Gramophone Artist of the Year (2004), the Echo Klassik, Record Academy Prize Tokyo, and Diapason d’or. In 2003 she was appointed a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.