Júlia Kozáková

is nominated for the UPBEAT Awards 2023 in Best New Talent category. 

Julia Kozakova

About the Nominee

Gifted singer of Slovakian and Central European heritage, Júlia Kozáková is best known for her solo work and her previous album Manuša, released in 2022. She interprets the repertoire with charisma and skill, supported by a band ofexceptional Roma musicians from her home town of Bratislava. Juliá’s mesmeric voice is encased with a classic coffee house sound created by the cimbalom, violin, viola, double bass and guitar, and a lot of heart.

Since she was 13, Julia has worked closely with Roma artists and has collaborated with Czech singer Ida Kelarova and toured Europe with her Romany children‘s choir Čhavorenge. Her breakout came with internationally released debut album Manuša, which brought Julia to new audiences and gigs in UK, Czech Republic and Slovakia. It was the best performing world music album from Slovakia according to the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE) and has been nominated for Radio Head Award as the ‘best Slovak world music album’ of 2022.


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Best New Talent 2023