The swiss soprano Franziska Andrea Heinzen holds degrees with distinction from the music universities of Zürich and Düsseldorf. Masterclasses with Christiane Iven, Rudolf Piernay, Renée Morloc, Hedwig Fassbender and Krisztina Laki as well as various Lied masterclasses with Wolfram Rieger, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Julius Drake, Christoph Prégardien and Hartmut Höll complete her vocal art.
Recent engagements include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro/Mozart) at the theatre of Hagen (cover), Annio (La clemenza di Tito/Mozart) for the theatre of Trier and Ulm as well as various freelance productions like the world premier of the opera Liquid Crystal Display by Mouthon in Zurich.
Franziska is a passionate interpreter of vocal works ranging from Early Music such as Monteverdis Vespers to baroque oeuvres by Bach or Händel, various works by Mozart (c minor mass) and Haydn (The creation) spanning to romantic music such as Mahlers IV. Symphony and contemporary music. She is a keen recitalist and frequently collaborates with duo partner Benjamin Malcolm Mead: They are prize holders of the Lied competition Les saisons de la voix 2016, as well as first prize holders of the second International Liedduo competition Rhein-Ruhr 2017. They are receiving the music endowment award of the state capital of Düsseldorf this year and will be giving their debut recital during the new song series dedicated to Schubert in Barcelona initiated by the Schubertíada de Vilabertran in march of 2018.
Heinzen is a Britten-Peras Young Artist and beneficiary of the Richard Wagner Society Dortmund, the Junge Musiker Stiftung Bayreuth, the Madeleine Dubuis foundation and MusikPro Wallis. In 2017, she is being awarded the music endowment award of the canton Wallis.
In addition to her career as a singer, Franziska is passionate about education and outreach through art, holding a master degree in Music Pedagogy from the music university of Zurich as well as a master degree in art history from the university of Düsseldorf.