Hungarian born Alinka Kozári, now resident in the UK, is a graduate of the Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest and the National Opera Studio, London.
After receiving her Master’s degree in Hungary Alinka Kozári was awarded the Weingarten Scholarship to attend the Birmingham Conservatoire where she was the winner of the Mario Lanza Opera Prize and the St. Clare Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction. She was also a holder of an Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship, the Simon Fletcher Trust Award and the prestigious Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship. She is also a Samling Scholar.
Alinka Kozári has participated in master classes with Malcolm Martineau at Crear, Sir Thomas Allen (Samling), Leo Nucci (George Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, Italy), José Cura in London and participated in the Verbier Festival Academy, Switzerland with Thomas Quasthoff.
Operatic roles include Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte for British Youth Opera, Adina L’elisir d’amore for Anghiari Festival, cover title role Mirandolina and Fiorilla Il Turco in Italia for Garsington Opera, (where she was awarded the Garsington Opera Cover Award), Walter La Wally and Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Holland Park, Countess The Marriage of Figaro for English Touring Opera, GildaRigoletto and Violetta La traviata for Iford Arts Festival, Violetta on a UK tour, Berenice L’occasione fa il ladro for Minatour Opera. For English National Opera she covered the role of Phoebe Castor and Pollux.
Alinka Kozári has also been active in contemporary repertoire as Princess Caraboo in Malcolm Williamson’s English Eccentrics in the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham and Lucille The Sofa for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells (recorded by Chandos). She created the role of Sally Bones in Varjak Paw (Julian Philips) for The Opera Group, performed on tour in the UK and in Linbury Studio, ROH.
On the concert platform Alinka Kozári has performed in Italy, Hungary and the UK, most recently John Rutter’s Magnificat, Mendelssohn’s Christmas Cantata vom Himmel hoch and Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen cantata with the Choir & Orchestra Collegium Musicum, Costa del Sol, Spain. .
Alinka Kozári’s recent engagements include Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Miskolc National Theatre and in Erkel Theatre, Budapest as part of the Primavera Festival, Hungary and in Pilsen, Czech Republic as part of the European City of Culture 2015 Opera Festival. She also performed the soprano solo in George Benjamin’s Into the Little Hill for the Budapest Spring Festival at the Budapest Music Centre, Hungary. She also sang a charity gala with Bryn Terfel at Drapers’ Hall, London.
Alinka Kozári recently performed the soprano solos in Mendelssohn’s Elijah both for Stamford Choral Society and the Leamington Spa Bach Choir and the title role in Handel’s Agrippina at Iford Festival.