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David Philip Hefti & Scharoun Ensemble & Zermatt Festival Orchestra on SRF2 Kultur

The world premiere of Des Zaubers Spuren by David Philip Hefti performed by the Scharoun Ensemble, for which the work was composed, can now be listened to on the SRF concert podcast. Des Zaubers Spuren is a tribute to Franz Schubert, as Schubert’s music has left audible and “inaudible” traces in Hefti’s work, as the composer says.

Concert from 15 September 2023, St. Mauritius Church, Zermatt (Zermatt Festival)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor BWV 1060
David Philip Hefti: Des Zaubers Spuren (2023, world premiere) Commissioned composition for the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
Alban Berg: Seven early songs (arranged by Reinbert de Leeuw)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D. 417 “Tragic”

Zermatt Festival Orchestra
Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
David Philip Hefti, conductor
Wolfram Brandl, violin
Jonathan Kelly, oboe
Christiane Karg, soprano

The complete concert is available for unlimited listening here. read more less

David Philip Hefti @ Elbphilharmonie

David Philip Heftis work Fünf Concertini für Streichorchester, composed in 2022, will be performed by the Musikkollegium Winterthur under the baton of Roberto González-Monjas in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie on February 3, 2024.

Details of the concert can be found here.

The Five Concertini for string orchestra are a tribute to Antonio Vivaldi, who composed over 500 solo concertos. This gave him the idea of composing five micro-concertos for the string orchestra’s five principals.

The world premiere of the work took place on June 30, 2023 as part of the Kammerkonzerte Laufen (CH) with the Berliner Barock Solisten, to whom the work is dedicated, under the baton of David Philip Hefti. read more less

David Philip Hefti @ BerlinPhil’s Digital Concert Hall

On 27 September 2023, the German premiere of David Philip Heftis octet Des Zaubers Spuren took place on the occasion of the Scharoun Ensemble's 40th anniversary concert at the Berlin Philharmonie. The work was recorded and can be viewed and heard at the Berlin Philharmonic's Digital Concert Hall. read more less

David Philip Hefti is Composer in Residence @ Zermatt Music Festival

Conductor and composer David Philip Hefti is Composer in Residence at this year's Zermatt Music Festival, where he will present his new octet Des Zaubers Spuren, commissioned by the festival for the Scharoun Ensemble, among other works. The festival was founded in 2005 by the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berliner Philhamoniker and built around an orchestral and chamber music academy.

"Already during my music studies, I often performed Schubert's Octet as a clarinetist. Since then, I have encountered it repeatedly and therefore I was delighted to be able to compose a new work for the 40th anniversary of the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin in my role as Composer in Residence at this year's Zermatt Music Festival. To base my new octet "Des Zaubers Spuren" on Schubert's masterpiece and to compose it for one of the best ensembles inspired me. I am looking forward to working on and premiering my octet with these gifted musicians at the foot of the Matterhorn", says David Philip Hefti.

As Composer in Residence, Hefti will be featured in various concert formats. In addition to rehearsing and conducting concerts with the Scharoun Ensemble and the Zermatt Festival Orchestra, as well as other concerts featuring works by Hefti, this will include work with the academy's musicians. On two concert evenings, the young musicians of the Zermatt Music Academy will perform Hefti's Gallicinium – music for the fourth nocturnal vigil for wind quintet and Monumentum – for string sextet.

On 27 September 2023, the German premiere of the commissioned work Des Zaubers Spuren will take place on the occasion of the Scharoun Ensemble's 40th anniversary concert at the Berlin Philharmonie.

Please find more information on David Philip Hefti and the concerts here.

12 September 2023, English Church
Academy Musicians 2023
David Philip Hefti: Gallicinium – music for the fourth nocturnal vigil for wind quintet

13 September 2023, St. Mauritius-Pfarrkirche
Academy Musicians 2023
David Philip Hefti: Monumentum – for string sextet

15 September 2023, St. Mauritius-Pfarrkirche (including Pre-Concert Talk)
Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
Zermatt Festival Orchestra
David Philip Hefti, conductor
Christiane Karg, soprano – Wolfram Brandl, violin/concert master – Jonathan Kelly, oboe
Bach: Concerto for oboe and violin in c Minor BWV 1060
David Philip Hefti: Des Zaubers Spuren (2023), World premiere commissioned by the festival for the Scharoun Ensemble
Alban Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder (arranged by Reinbert de Leeuw)
Schubert : Symphony no. 4 in c Minor, D. 417 „Tragic“

16 September 2023, St. Mauritius-Pfarrkirche
David Philip Hefti, conductor
Zermatt Festival Orchestra
Christiane Karg, soprano
Mozart: Così fan tutte (arranged for wind octet by Andreas N. Tarkmann)
Berlioz: Les Nuits d’été, Op. 7
Strauss: Metamorphosen für 23 Solostreicher

17 September 2023, Kapelle Riffelalp
Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
Christiane Karg, soprano
Academy Musicians 2023
Beethoven: Oktett for winds in Es-Dur, Op. 103
David Philip Hefti: Fünf Szenen für Gustav – string quartet no. 6
Mahler: Rückert-Lieder for voice and string quartet (arranged by David Philip Hefti) read more less

Two world premieres by David Philip Hefti with the Berliner Barock Solisten

On 30 June 2023, Kammerkonzerte Laufen will premiere two works by composer and conductor David Philip Hefti: Fünf Concertini – for string orchestra and Vier Momente – for flute and string orchestra. Fünf Concertini is dedicated to the Berliner Barock Solisten and, with five micro-concerts for the five principals of a string orchestra, is also a tribute to Antonio Vivaldi. Vier Momente was commissioned by flutist Philipp Jundt and is a reference to Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2.

30. June 2023, Kammerkonzerte Laufen
Berliner Barock Solisten – Philipp Jundt, flute
Willi Zimmermann, violin & conductor
David Philip Hefti, conductor

C. P. E. Bach: Concerto for flute, strings and basso continuo in D minor (Wq 22)
cadenzas and interludes between the movements by David Philip Hefti
1. allegro
2. un poco andante
3. Allegro di molto

D. P. Hefti: Fünf Concertini – for string orchestra (world premiere)
1. blendend (violin solo)
2. ätherisch (double bass solo)
3. samtig (viola solo)
4. bittersüss (violin solo)
5. rauschend (violoncello solo)

J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor (BWV 1067)
alternating with
D. P. Hefti: Vier Momente – for flute and string orchestra (world premiere)
1. Orchestersuite, 1. Ouverture
2. Vier Momente, 1. verspielt
3. Orchestersuite, 2. Rondeau
4. Orchestersuite, 3. Sarabande
5. Vier Momente, 2. verrückt
6. Orchestersuite, 4. Bourrée I & II
7. Vier Momente, 3. verborgen
8. Orchestersuite, 5. Polonaise
9. Vier Momente, 4. verklärt
10. Orchestersuite, 6. Menuett
11. Orchestersuite, 7. Badinerie read more less

CALENDAR

David Philip Hefti: Feu d'artifice – for solo violin

Jakow Pavlenko, violin
Prizewinner's concert of the 2nd International Violin Competition Stuttgart of the Guadagnini Foundation

David Philip Hefti: Des Zaubers Spuren – Octet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet and double bass
Johann Sebastian Bach: Konzert für Oboe und Violine c-Moll BWV 1060
Alban Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder (bearbeitet von Reinbert de Leeuw)
Franz Schubert: Sinfonie Nr. 4 in c-Moll, D. 417 «Tragische»
Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été, op. 7

Zermatt Festival Orchestra / Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
David Philip Hefti, conductor / Wolfram Brandl, violin / Jonathan Kelly, oboe / Christiane Karg, soprano

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Ans Ende der Zeit (2023) +

string quartet no. 7

Des Zaubers Spuren (2023) +

Octet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet and double bass

Fünf Concertini (2022) +

for string orchestra

Wiegenlied (2021) +

piano piece no. 5