In addition to a special affinity for Lieder, the Swiss soprano Franziska Heinzen dedicates herself to the great soprano roles in opera and oratorio. She has performed chamber works by Dieter Schnebel at the Mozartfest in Würzburg, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Berg’s Seven Early Songs with the Nordwestfälische Philharmonie. Joint recitals with the pianist Benjamin Mead have led them to the Schubertiada Vilabertran, the Schumannfest Düsseldorf and elsewhere. Her debut album on SoloMusica, celebrating 100 years of Les Six, and her second CD featuring songs by 24 women composers from the Romantic period to the present day, were highly praised by the international press for both her interpretation and her programmes. This journey of discovery is being continued with a recording of Swiss compositions in 2022. In 2017 she received the Cultural Endowment Award of the Canton of Valais and in 2018 she founded the “rhonefestival for the art of song” in her hometown of Brig.