The Swiss soprano Franziska Andrea Heinzen holds degrees with honours from the music universities of Zürich and Düsseldorf. She completed her vocal art by participating in masterclasses with renowned musicians across numerous disciplines, including vocal coaches (Hedwig Fassbender, Krisztina Laki and Konrad Jarnot), Early Music specialists (Andreas Scholl, Emma Kirkby) as well as various Lied masterclasses with Wolfram Rieger, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Julius Drake, Malcolm Martineau and Hartmut Höll.
Recent engagements include Annio (La clemenza di Tito/Mozart) at the theatre of Trier and Ulm, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro/Mozart) at the theatre of Hagen (cover) as well as various freelance productions such as the world premier of the opera Liquid Crystal Display by Mouthon in Zurich.
Franziska is also a passionate interpreter of oratorios such as numerous works by Bach or Händel, various works by Mozart and Haydn, spanning to romantic music such as Mahlers IV. Symphony up to contemporary music. She is a keen recitalist and frequently collaborates with duo partner Benjamin Malcolm Mead: The Liedduo is prize holder of the Lied competition Les saisons de la voix 2016, as well as first prize holder of the second International Liedduo competition Rhein-Ruhr 2017 and second prize holder of the Sieghardt-Rometsch chamber music competition 2017. They received the music endowment award of the state capital of Düsseldorf in 2017 and gave their debut recital during the new song series dedicated to Schubert in Barcelona initiated by the Schubertíada de Vilabertran in march of 2018. The recitals dedicated to the poet R. M. Rilke (2018) and to women composers (2019) were recorded an
Heinzen is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and beneficiary of the Richard Wagner Society Dortmund, the Junge Musiker Stiftung Bayreuth and the Madeleine Dubuis foundation. In 2017 she was awarded the music endowment award of the canton Wallis in Switzerland.
Franziska Heinzen discovered her passion for classical music at an early age, taking up studies on the cello at the age of five. In addition to her career as a singer, Franziska is passionate about education and outreach through art, holding a masters degree in Music Pedagogy from the music university of Zurich as well as a master degree in art history from the university of Düsseldorf.
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