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.


World Premiere of David Philip Hefti’s work in a livestream (April 2021)

In a livestream concert on 13 April at 7:30 p.m., David Philip Hefti’s Mormorando for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon will be premiered by Swiss Chamber Soloists Felix Renggli, Emanuel Abbühl, Stojan Krkuleski and Sergio Azzolini. The concert will also feature Bach’s Ricercare a 6 in Hefti’s arrangement for winds as well as Mozart’s Gan Partita in B flat major by the members of the Swiss Chamber Academy.
You can watch the concert here.READ MORE

David Philip Hefti as Composer in Residence (April 2021)

As Composer in Residence David Philip Hefti developed the concept of the next concert of the Camerata Bern. On April 6, the livestream concert “Antiphon I Wecheselgesang” will feature works by Hefti and Bach performed alternately by members of the orchestra. Here you can watch the concert. READ MORE

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.