Opus Klassik: Five-time nomination for David Philip Hefti (June 2022)

Composer and conductor Philip Hefti has been nominated for the OPUS Klassik for his new CD “Light and Shade” (NEOS 2021) in five categories: Composer of the Year (05), Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year (08), Chamber Music Recording (12), World Premiere Recording (17) and New Classical Music (24).

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David Philip Hefti’s String Quartet „con fuoco“ – played by the Amaryllis Quartett (März 2022)

In May 2021 the Amaryllis Quartet played David Philip Hefti’s String Quartet No. 4 “con fuoco” at the Putbus Festival in the Putbus Theater. More information about the work can be found here: hefti.net/de/werke/

Gustav Frielinghaus – violin, Lena Sandoz – violin, Mareike Hefti – viola, Yves Sandoz – cello

David Philip Hefti (January 2022)

In April 2022 David Philip Hefti’s Fünf Szenen für Gustav – String Quartet No. 6 and his arrangement of the Rückert Lieder by Gustav Mahler (soprano: Juliane Banse) will be heard with the Amaryllis Quartet in Bremen, Lübeck and Hamburg. In the Kölner Philharmonie, Neues Werk for viola and string orchestra, a composition commissioned by Camerata Zürich and Kölner Philharmonie, will be premiered with Lawrence Power.

In 2021, Patricia Kopatchinskaja invited composer David Philip Hefti to be CAMERATA BERN’s Composer-in-Residence and conducted as well as performed the world premiere of his work Sechs Klanginseln – for violin, clarinet and string orchestra in Bern. The concert program combines Hefti’s music with works by Schubert, Bartok and Schönberg, among others, and can be listened to here.


Hefti’s The Snow Queen nominated for ICMA in the Contemporary category (November 2021)

David Philip Hefti’s work The Snow Queen nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) in the Contemporary category. The recording was released in 2020 by NEOS 12028 and premiered in November 2018 at the Tonhalle Maag Zurich:

The Snow Queen – a story in music for soprano, 2 speakers and orchestra
Mojca Erdmann, Soprano
Delia Mayer, Narrator
Max Simonischek, Narrator
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
David Philip Hefti, Conductor

Please find more information about the ICMAs here.

David Philip Hefti’s “Cantabile” now available on YouTube (August 2021)

David Philip Hefti’s concerto for viola and orchestra “Cantabile”, a 2019 commission from the Musikkollegium Winterthur, was premiered in January 2021. With the orchestra and also the soloist of the evening Jürg Dähler, Hefti shares a long friendship.

You can now watch the premiere of the work on YouTube:

More information about the work, can be found here: www.hefti.net/de/werk/76/

CD release “Shades of Love” – David Philip Hefti conducts the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, with Philipp Jundt, Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer among others (July 2021)

On 9 July, Deutsche Grammophon releases Shades Of Love – Korean Drama Soundtracks, arranged orchestrally. The music will be performed by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Philip Hefti. Soloists are Philipp Jundt, Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway (flute), Daniel Hope (violin), Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Richard Yongjae O’Neill (viola) and Sebastian Knauer (piano).

Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon and JPC as well as Deutsche Grammophon.

Please find more information here.

David Philip Hefti in Basel (Juni 2021)

As one of the first concerts with a higher audience capacity in Switzerland, David Philip Hefti’s Final(ment)e –
Beziehungsweisen for two trumpets and orchestra will be premiered by the Sinfonieorchester Basel, Immanuel Richter and Huw Morgan on trumpet and conducted by the composer himself. It was commissioned by the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the concert is also the orchestra’s season finale.READ MORE