David Philip Hefti

Several works by Swiss conductor and composer David Philip Hefti have been and will be released on CD and digitally. In November 2020, NEOS released Die Schneekönigin on CD with soprano Mojca Erdmann, actress Delia Mayer and actor Max Simonischek as well as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich as a live recording of the world premiere in November 2018. On Musiques Suisses / NAXOS , the CD swiss clarinett music followed at the end of 2020 with three works by Hefti, recorded by Benjamin Engeli, Nils Kohler, Ernesto Molinari and Bernhard Röthlisberger. Also on NEOS, a new chamber music CD Light and Shade with the Amaryllis Quartet together with Maria Riccarda Wesseling and Bernhard Röthlisberger will be released in spring 2021.

David Philip Hefti in Conversation at SRF 2 Kultur (January 2021)

On January 20, 2021, David Philip Hefti will be heard on SRF 2 Kultur in conversation with Florian Hauser. At 20:00, the composer will talk about his life’s work of composing and other states of creativity. You can find more information here. (The radio conversation is unfortunately only available in Switzerland).

At 21:00 you can listen to the review of the music theater Die Schneekönigin, released on CD in November 2020, which was created in 2018 for the 150th anniversary of the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich. Listen in here.

David Philip Hefti’s “Canto”, “(T)raum-Ze(n)it” and “Counterpoints on Come, Sweet Death” on CD (Dezember 2020)

The works “Canto”, “(T)raum-Ze(n)it” and “Counterpoints on Come, Sweet Death” by David Philip Hefti will be released on CD by NAXOS/Musiques Suisses on December 4. The album swiss clarinet music will feature three works by Hefti as well as works for clarinet by Jean-Luc Darbellay, Othmar Schoeck and August Walter.

Further information can also be found here.

David Philip Hefti’s „con fuoco“ in a radio concert (March 2020)

David Philip Hefti’s piece “con fuoco” String Quartet No. 4 originally supposed to be performed by the Amiryllis Quartett in the 6th Raderbergkonzert 2019/2020 on 17 March in the Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal. But now there is no need to be without it, as Deutschlandfunk will broadcast the entire concert on the radio.READ MORE

Japan premiere of David Philip Hefti’s “Changements” in Tokyo (January 2020) – unfortunately cancelled

David Philip Heftis Changements celebrates its premiere in Japan on February 28th. Under the baton of conductor Cornelius Meister, who is closely associated with the composer, the atmospheric images for orchestra will be heard at Suntory Hall in Tokyo from the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. The last time Cornelius Meister conducted the work was 2017 in Munich with the Bavarian State Orchestra.READ MORE

Performance of David Philip Hefti’s “Monumentum” near Munich (November 2019)

This coming weekend, David Philip Hefti’s Monumentum – music for string sextet will be performed by the Amaryllis Quartett and partners in concert near Munich, in Icking and Herrsching. The work was written in 2014 to a commission from the Moritzburg Festival, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York and the Käthe Kollwitz House in Moritzburg. Here you can find further information on it.

Overview on the concerts:

23 November, 19.30 h – Icking, Rainer-Maria-Rilke-Gynmasium
Hefti: Monumentum – music for string sextet
Amaryllis Quartet, Barbara Buntrock – viola, Christoph Heesch – violoncello

24 November, 19.00 h – Herrsching, Haus der Bayerischen Landwirtschaft
s. 23 November