Aafje Heynis

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Aafje Heynis in 1960
Aafje Heynis in 2008

Aafje Heynis (2 May 1924 – 16 December 2015) was a Dutch contralto. In 1961, she was awarded the Harriet Cohen International Music Award. A tea rose, hybridised by Buisman 1964, was named after her. She died on 16 December 2015, aged 91.[1]


  • Het Puik van zoete kelen (The Cream of Glorious Voices) Philips Dutch Masters 464 385-2 (includes her performance "Sea Slumber Song" by Edward Elgar)
  • Les rarissimes de Aafje Heinis : Gluck, Haydn, Dorjak, Franck, Caplet, Brahms, Schuinbert, R. Strauss, Wolf, Mahler (EMI, 2005)


  1. ^ "Aafje Heynis (1924-2015) kreeg zelfs de meest nuchtere Nederlander aan het huilen". Trouw.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2015-12-25.

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