David Philip Hefti’s “Snow Queen” now also digitally (February 2021)

The CD with David Philip Hefti’s music theater “The Snow Queen” released in November 2020 is now also available digitally on all channels. At the world premiere of the work in November 2018, during which this recording was made, the composer himself conducted the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich as well as soprano Mojca Erdmann, speaker Delia Mayer and speaker Max Simonischek.

Listen to “The Snow Queen” on Spotify and Apple Music.


David Philip Hefti conducts the Musikkollegium Winterthur in a “Hauskonzert” (January 2021)

Composer and conductor David Philip Hefti will conduct the Musikkollegium Winterthur in a house concert on Friday, 29 January. In addition to Mozart, Hefti’s own compositions will be on the program, for example the world premiere of his concerto “Cantabile” Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, a commissioned work by the Musikkollegium Winterthur from 2019. Hefti already has a long friendship with the orchestra and also with the evening’s soloist Jürg Dähler.

Overview of the concert:
29 January 2021, 7:30 p.m., streaming concert
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 E flat major
Hefti: “Cantabile”
Hefti: Adagietto for string orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor

For more info on the house concert and tickets, please click here.


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.