David Philip Hefti in the “Boulangerie” in Donaueschingen (June 2018)

On 8 June 2018, David Philip Hefti will be guest in Donaueschingen at the Boulanger Trio’s “Boulangerie”. This concert series connects concert and salon, traditional chamber music repertoire and contemporary music. David Philip Hefti’s works Lichter Hall – Trio No. 2 for Violin, Violoncello and Piano and Poème noctambule – for Violin and Piano will be performed. A talk between David Philip Hefti and the Boulanger Trio about Hefti’s works will also be part of the concert.

Overview on the concert’s details:
8. June Donaueschingen, Donauhallen
Hefti: Lichter Hall – Trio No. 2 for Violin, Violoncello and Piano
Hefti: Poème noctambule – for Violin and Piano
Boulanger Trio

You can find furter details on the concert here.

David Philip Hefti represents Switzerland at the World New Music Days in Beijing (May 2018)

Swiss composer David Philip Hefti represents  at the Beijing Modern Music Festival the Swiss section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) at the World New Music Days on 24 May with his piece à la recherche… – for clarinet, viola and piano.

à la recherche… – for clarinet, viola and piano was composed in 2017 to a commission from the Swiss Chamber Concerts for François Benda, Jürg Dähler and Gilles Vonsattel, to whom it is also dedicated. They also gave the world première of the work on 25 October 2017 in Zurich.

Overview on the concert:
24 May, Beijing, CCOM Opera & Concert Hall
Beijing Modern Music Festival / ISCM World New Music Days
Hefti: à la recherche… – für Klarinette, Viola und Klavier+

You’ll find further information on the concert here.

David Philip Hefti | World Premiere of “An durchsichtigen Fäden” (April 2018)

On 19 April 2018 David Philip Hefti’s new work An durchsichtigen Fäden – for mezzo soprano and string quartet to a poem by Kurt Aebli will be world premiered by the Amaryllis Quartett and the mezzo soprano Maria Riccarda Wesseling in Lübeck.

Further performances will take place on 22 April 2018 in Hamburg and on 24 April 2018 in Bremen.

Overview on the dates:

19 April Lübeck, Kolosseum World Premiere
Hefti: An durchsichtigen Fäden – for mezzo soprano and string quartet to a poem by Kurt Aebli
Maria Riccarda Wesseling – mezzo soprano
Amaryllis Quartett

22 April Hamburg, Laeiszhalle
cf. 19 April

24 April Bremen, Sendesaal
cf. 19 April

You can find futher information on the work on David Philip Hefti’s Website.

David Philip Hefti – World premiere in Lausanne (February 2018)

On 26 February 2018 the latest piece by composer David Philip Hefti Prima nocte – Musik zur ersten Nachtwache für Kammerorchester (2017) will have its world premiere by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, conducted by Kazuki Yamada. The orchestre commissioned the work on the occasion of its 75. Anniversary. Find more information here.

David Philip Hefti clarifies the idea behind the work:

“Prima nocte is the first of four compositions that relate to the Roman vigils. The harmony of the work circles around the themes twilight, night, sphere, dream, insomnia and hallucination. This is how – as the guiding principle of this work – static, moving and iridescent soundscapes develop, which push both the rhythm and the melody into the background. This microtonal music is something I often hear in the twilight state between sleep and insomnia.”

26, 27 February
Lausanne, Salle Métropole
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Kazuki Yamada
Hefti: Prima nocte – Musik zur ersten Nachtwache für Kammerorchester     

David Philip Hefti – German Premiere in Mainz (December 2017)

On 8 and 9 December, David Philip Hefti’s As dark as night – for contralto and orchestra, on a sonnet by Shakespeare will have its German premiere at the Staatsteater Mainz. Genegiève King will be singing, Hermann Bäumer conducts the Philharmonische Staatsorchester Mainz.

Here you’ll find further information on the concerts.

Further information on the work, including audio examples and a view of the complete score, can be found on  Hefti’s website.

Hefti: World premiere of „à la recherche…“ for clarinet, viola and piano (October 2017)

Wednesday, 25 Oktober 2017:

World premiere of David Philip Hefti’s new piece „à la recherche…“ for clarinet, viola and piano in Zurich as part of the chamber work series „Swiss Chamber Concerts“. Further performances to follow in Lugano, Basel and Geneva.

François Benda – clarinet, Jürg Dähler – viola, Gilles Vonsattel – piano

 

Overview:

25 October – Zurich, St. Peter

26 October – Lugano, Conservatorio

27 October – Basel, Oekolampad

29 October – Geneva, Conservatoire

 

You’ll find more information about the compositions on David Philip Hefti’s website.