“Her voice took flight…” Washington Post
Whether in Cannes, Barcelona, or Washington, Alina Kozinska’s singing sweeps audiences into an emotional journey. At home on the stages of the cultural capitals of the world, Kozinska moves with ease from opera to oratorio. Her performances with symphony orchestras display depth and richness. A Washington Post critic said listening to her was “sheer rapture” her voice took flight.” Known for her beautiful movement and clear bel canto technique, Kozinska’s extensive linguistic abilities allow her to travel vocally from Russian to French to Polish, with style and skill.
An award winner in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Kozinska has performed throughout Europe, including France, Spain, Denmark, and Poland. Many of her performances have marked major public events. She sang at the Pope John Paul II Papal Mass in Baltimore before an audience of over 50,000; the NATO Alliance Induction of Poland before Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and other world leaders; and a commemorative service and plaque dedication for U.S. Senators and Congressmen. She has also sung for Ambassadors in Washington and abroad.
A guest soloist on television and radio broadcasts, Kozinska has been featured on Maryland Public Television in their Eastern European Freedom Celebration; TV Polonia in France, Spain and the U.S.; and National Public Radio, which featured her performance of Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok by Shostakovich.
Kozinska’s recordings include collaborations with the Polish Radio and TV Orchestra, as well as works for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A series of recordings entitled Songs from the Heart is planned, with the first release featuring works by Chopin.
A native of Baltimore, Kozinska studied at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and the Peabody Conservatory, and went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the Lodz Academy of Music in Poland under renowned teachers Jadwiga Pietraszkiewicz and Olga Olgina.