Hefti’s Snow Queen nominated for ICMA 2022 in the Contemporary category

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

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David Philip Hefti’s viola concerto Cantabile on YouTube

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:

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David Philip Hefti's CD debut with Deutsche Grammophon

On 9 July 2021, 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 Daniel Hope (violin), Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Richard Yongjae O’Neill (viola), Sebastian Knauer (piano) and Philipp Jundt, Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway (flutes).

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

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja premieres David Philip Heftis Sechs Klanginseln

Patricia Kopatchinskaja will play and lead the world premiere of David Philip Hefti's Sechs Klanginseln (Six Sound Islands) – for violin, clarinet and string orchestra with the CAMERATA BERN on June 27, 2021, with clarinetist Reto Bieri as co-soloist.

It is a commission from CAMERATA BERN and artistic partner Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who brought Hefti to Bern as composer-in-residence for the 2020/21 season. The program of the concert entitled Reigen consists of Hefti's work and various dances by Ligeti, Schönberg, Schubert, Veress and Bartók and is intended to bring the home countries and sounds of great composers into the concert hall and bring them to life there. This concert will also be recorded by radio SRF 2 Kultur and broadcast in autumn 2021.
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David Philip Hefti conducts the Basel Symphony Orchestra in a WP of his work Final(ment)e

Hefti's new work Final(ment)e – Beziehungsweisen for two trumpets and orchestra will be premiered on June 23 and 24, 2021 in the Stadtcasino Basel by Immanuel Richter and Huw Morgan as soloists and the Basel Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Hefti himself.

June 23 & 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m., Stadtcasino Basel
Basel Symphony Orchestra

Hefti: Final(ment)e – Beziehungsweisen for two trumpets and orchestra
Huw Morgan, trumpet / Immanuel Richter, trumpet
David Philip Hefti, conductor

Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor
Sol Gabetta, cello
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Ivor Bolton, conductor

Radio SRF 2 Kultur will record this concert and broadcast it on October 14, 2021 at 8 p.m. in the program “In the concert hall”. read more less


David Philip Hefti: Vier Momente – for flute and string orchestra
CD recording

Philipp Jundt, flute
Berliner Barock Solisten / David Philip Hefti, conductor

David Philip Hefti: Rückert-Lieder – Gustav Mahler / arr. David Philip Hefti
for high voice and string quartet
David Philip Hefti: Fünf Szenen für Gustav – string quartet no. 6

Juliane Banse, soprano / Amaryllis Quartett


Sechs Klanginseln (2021) +

for violin, clarinet and string orchestra

Final(ment)e (2021) +

'Beziehungsweisen' for two trumpets and orchestra

Wechselgesang (2021) +

Mosaic No. 2 for solo viola

Mormorando (2020) +

music for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon

Gallicinium (2020) +

music for the fourth nocturnal vigil for wind quintet