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Heinrich Frans

Heinrich Frans

Heinrich Frans started his singing career at the age of 11 as a member of the St George’s Cathedral Choir. He was also a member of both the Tygerberg Children’s Choir and the Pro Cantu Youth Choir. These choirs toured extensively and competed both nationally and internationally. His career spans from solo performances with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (under the direction of Bernard Gueller), live performances as lead and backing vocalist for Allou April, Ernie Smith, Wanda Baloyi, The Camillo Lombard Collective, Mynie Grove and recording sessions as lead and backing vocalist for Vusi Khumalo and Ivan Mazuze. He has also performed as lead and backing vocalist for international artists such as Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Oleta Adams, Diana Ross, Bebe Winans, Josh Groban and Mark Fransman’s Strait and Narro. Between 2004 and 2009 he was lead vocalist for a Jazz-duo, Trio and Quartet that he had established for live performances. Between 2007 and 2010, Heinrich occupied his time at Cape Music Institute as Deputy Principal and Vocal Coach whilst hosting regular vocal training workshops in and around Cape Town. Some of his work is well documented on the following commercially available albums: “Jazz Rendezvous”, “G-Spot Grooves”, Ivan Mazuze’s “Maganda”, Vusi Khumalo’s “Reasons for Seasons” and “Neville D Presents” by Neville Diedericks. In the midst of all of the above, Heinrich has played a fundamental role as a presenter and producer of many radio shows as a core member of the broadcasting team at Fine Music Radio since the age of 16. He remains committed to creating a more sustainable media platform for Arts & Culture through his contribution at Fine Music Radio.