Czech soprano singer Kateřina Kněžíková has received the highly acclaimed BBC Music Magazine’s Vocal Award for 2022 for her album Phydilé. The jury praised the collection of fin de siècle orchestral songs for showcasing the singer’s “ravishing tone.”
The winners of the 16th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards – the only classical music recording awards in which the main categories are voted for by the public – were announced at a live ceremony at Kings Place in London on Thursday evening.
The prize in the Vocal Category went to Kateřina Kněžíková for her solo album Phydilé, recorded with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava under the baton of Robert Jindra.
The album, released in May last year to a huge critical acclaim, features orchestral songs from Bohuslav Martinů’s Magic Nights cycle, as well as songs by Henri Duparc, Maurice Ravel and Karol Szymanowski.
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