David Philip Hefti’s works on SRF 2 Kultur- “Im Konzertsaal” next Thursday (September 2021)

Listen to a concert recording from the Casino Bern on June 27, 2021.

Camerata Bern
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin & conductor
Reto Bieri, clarinet
Concept: David Philip Hefti

Ligeti: Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances
David Philip Hefti: Six Islands of Sound, 1st Flickering (world premiere)
Schoenberg: Ten Waltzes for String Orchestra, Nos. 1-5
David Philip Hefti: Six Islands of Sound, 2. Restless
Schubert: Five Germans with seven trios and a coda for strings D 90/1-2
David Philip Hefti: Six islands of sound, 3. floating
Veress: Four Transylvanian Dances for string orchestra
David Philip Hefti: Six islands of sound, 4th Driven
Schubert: Five Germans with seven trios and a coda for strings D 90/3-5
David Philip Hefti: Six Islands of Sound, 5th Rushing
Schoenberg: Ten waltzes for string orchestra, Nos. 6-10
David Philip Hefti: Six Islands of Sound, 6th Fading away
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances for string orchestra

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

David Philip Hefti’s works on the radio Bremen Zwei (June 2021)

David Philip Hefti’s works “Concubia nocte” – String Quartet No. 5 and “An durchsichtigen Fäden” for mezzo-soprano and string quartet will be presented on Wednesday, 9 June 2021 at 10:00 pm on Bremen Zwei radio. The “Klassikwelt” format will feature classical and modern quartets that showcase the full diversity of this central and challenging form of chamber music. Hefti’s two works are played by the Amaryllis Quartett, one of Germany’s most renowned string quartets, and are featured on the CD “Light and Shade” (NEOS, March 2021).


World Premier of David Philip Hefti’s Gallicinium (June 2021)

David Philip Hefti’s Gallicinium – music for the fourth nocturnal vigil for wind quintet will now, after postponements due to corona, be premiered on 7 June 2021 at the Bläserserenaden Zürich. Hefti wrote the work for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon as a commission of the Bläserserenaden Zürich 2020 and dedicated it to his wife for the birth of their second son.

The concert at a glance:

June 7, Zurich, auditorium, Hirschengraben Schoolhouse.
Bläserserenaden Zürich
Haydn: Five pieces for the flute clock
Ligeti: Six Bagatelles
Mozart: Adagio and Allegro in F minor “An Organ Piece for a Clock
Hefti: Gallicinium – music for the fourth nocturnal vigil for wind quintet
Mozart: Fantasy in F minor “An Organ Piece for a Clock”
Andrea Kollé – flute; Silvia Zabarella – oboe; Fabio Di Càsola – clarinet; Mischa Greull – horn; Maria Wildhaber – bassoon

More information can be found here.


David Philip Hefti and Mozart in Winterthur on SRF 2 Kultur (May 2021)

David Philip Hefti in the dual role of conductor and composer of two works can be heard on radio on SRF 2 Kultur on 3 June at 8 pm. The concert recording of 29 January 2021 from the Stadthaussaal Winterthur with the Musikkollegium Winterthur and Jürg Dähler on viola as soloist features Mozart’s Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major, the world premiere of Hefti’s Cantabile – Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, as well as his Adagietto for String Orchestra and Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor.READ MORE

David Philip Hefti’s “Con fuoco” livestreamed (May 2021)

David Philip Hefti’s 4th string quartet “Con fuoco” will be performed by the Amaryllis Quartet on Sunday, 16 May at 5 p.m. via livestream as part of the PUTBUS Festival 2021. This year’s festival theme Fire, originating in the general leitmotif which follows the four-year cycle of the four elements, plays an important role in this concert. The evening is called, after all, “con fuoco” – “with fire” in Italian. two milestones of the chamber music join the string quartet “con fuoco” by the Swiss composer David Philip Hefti, that makes the audience hear the fire-place crackle and shooting stars sparkle.

The concert at a glance:
16 May, 5 p.m. Live on YouTube.
Amaryllis Quartet
Jens Peter Maintz
Matthias Kirschnereit
Hefti: String Quartet No. 4 “Con fuoco
Schubert: String quintet in C major D 956
Schumann: Piano quintet in E flat major, op. 44

More information about the concert here.