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Anya Heini

I teach parent/toddler singing classes and run musical theatre workshops for children. I also sing classical and jazz in choirs and as a soloist.

Professional activities:

  • Cultural organisation / management
  • Music teaching
  • Vocals

Hobbies and interests:

  • Music teaching
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Vocals

Pronouns:

she/her

The aims of my current professional musical projects are to encourage integration of swiss and non-swiss people through music and language learning. The courses I offer are therefore for both the English and non English speakers.

Furthermore, I have sung in many choirs, musicals and operettas in various different countries and also as a soloist at weddings, birthday celebrations and company events.

Below is a summary:

2009 - today: I lead 4 singing classes a week in English in Lucerne for preschool aged children with their parents or carers.

2012 - today: I have run 12 English musical workshops in English for school children (Part of the Stadt Luzern Kreativ und Sportwochen).

2012 - today: I have taken part in 8 childrens theater performances with the Lucerne World Theater (www.lwtc.ch). Most included singing either in a group or as a soloist.

2020: Chestnut Voices, Lucerne (Female Jazz Choir)
2009 - 2017: Matthäus Kantorei, Lucerne (Classical Choir)
2004 - 2005: Total Vocal, Lucerne (Jazz Choir)
1999 - 2002: De Stemming Chor, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Classical Choir)
1998: Crawley Amateur Dramatics Society, England (Musicals)
1995: Soloist in the University Choir of Bologna, Italy (Classical)
1992-1994: Gilbert and Sullivan Society , University of Hull, England (Operettas and Musicals)
1991: Stadtchor, Bruck a/d Mur, Austria (Classical)
1986 - 1991: City of Sheffield Girls Choir. (Mixed music) With this choir we performed concerts and took part in festivals in England, Canada and Italy. We also had several television appearances.

During my previous career in the travel industry, one of the products I managed involved organizing performing arts tours to Europe for American school music groups. Since then I have also organized a tour to Vienna for De Stemming choir with a performance in St Stephens Cathedral and two 1 week trips to England singing in English Cathedrals for the Matthaus Kantorei.

I am half Austrian, half Indian but grew up in the United Kingdom. Since then I have lived in several different countries but spent the last 19 years in Switzerland. My mother tongue is English but I speak fluent German and Italian.

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