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Soprano singer Kristýna Kůstková is an alumni of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (and recipient of Bauše Ruys Prize for the best student of 2022) and she recently finished her master degree at Mannes School of Music in New York. She had the opportunity to perform there at prestigious venues such as Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall or Union Club as a part of Mannes Sounds Festival. She was often collaborating with the Czech Center New York (solo recital in Bohemian National Hall, concerts and online programs) and also with the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids. She was awarded Gold Crystal Heart Award 2020 for representing Czech culture in New York. She was also performing with Opera New York (Off-Broadway Theatre Operetta Gala and concert "Christmass in Italy" in Carnegie Hall) or pianist Giordana Fiori with whom she sang at a recital in Le Frak Concert Hall, Elebash Concert Hall (Carmen scenes), SongSlam Festival and Song recital in Rome. She is a guest of several Czech opera houses: State Opera Prague (Modistin in Der Rosenkavalier), South Bohemian Theatre (Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte), DJKT in Pilsen (First Wood Sprite in Rusalka), Hybernia Theater (First Wood Sprite in Rusalka) and National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (Kaťuška in Čertova stěna).

From the age of seven until the year 2012 Kristýna Kůstková was a member and soloist of the Children’s Opera Prague, with which she participated in numerous tours including trips to Germany, France and Italy; recording of several CDs and also music educational program for the Czech Television. She performed as a soloist at the New Stage of the Czech National Theatre under the baton of Jan Chalupecký as Esmeralda in the project the Bartered Bride, in the performance of Mozart’s Leporelo (Zerlina, Susanna) and many other performances under the Czech National Theatre. 

She started studying classical voice at Pardubice Conservatory in the class of Jarmila Chaloupková and Antonio Carangelo. During her studies, she often performed with the Pardubice Conservatory Smyphonic Orchestra, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice or Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performed several main roles in performances Mozart Pasticcio, Die Zauberflöte (Pamina), Suor Angelica and Puccini gala (Musetta - performance in East Bohemian Theatre in direction of Michael Tarant). She was awarded several times Prize from Pardubice Region for the most successful students and in 2017 the Prize Young Talent of Pardubice Region.

In 2016, she made her debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Moravian Theatre Olomouc and she sang at Gala with Štefan Margita and the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice. She also performed at the Closing night concert of Rusalka Exhibition in the Bohemian National Hall in New York with members of The MET Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and presented herself as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) in the Project of RunOperun Prague. In 2018, she appeared on a „Romantic evening“ solo recital in the Rudolfinum and also on baroque recital with Adam Plachetka at Music Spring Festival. She is scheduled to cooperate in several concerts with the ensemble Baroco Sempre Giovane, violinist Václav Hudeček and experimental opera ensemble RunOperun (The Chaos Logic opera, etc.) She performs in concerts not only in the Czech Republic, but also in other countries including Italy or Germany.

She has been successful in several competitions: she is the Absolute winner of the Contest of Conservatories and holder of 1st Prizes in the International Singing Competition Prague Singer, Duškova competition, Antonín Dvořák International Competition in the category Promising Opera Singer and the Singing Competition in Olomouc, where she also won the title of Laureate and the Prize of artistic head of opera and operetta of the Moravian Theatre. In 2018, she won 2nd prize in the Antonín Dvořák International Competition in the category Junior, Honorable mention in the category Song and Prizes of Jarmila Novotná, Antonín Dvořák Society, Carangelo Belcanto Academy and Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra. She also won 2nd Prize at Bohuslav Martinů Fund Competition 2021.


Her studies in New York were generously supported by the Ministry of Culture CZ, Bakala Foundation, Karel Komárek Family Foundation, Hlávka Foundation, Život umělce Foundation, Czech Music Fund, Foundation of Antonín Dvořák and Foundation of Věra Třebická-Řivnáčová.

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