CD recording for Deutsche Grammophon

From 4 to 6 February 2019, David Philip Hefti will conduct the Zurich Chamber Orchestra with the soloists Philipp Jundt (flute), Sir James Galway (flute), Lady Jeanne Galway (flute), Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Daniel Hope (violin), Richard O'Neill (viola) and Sebastian Knauer (piano) in a cd recording with works by Marco Hertenstein. The CD will be released in Autumn 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon. read more less

Flute concerto Media nox – trailer

Tatjana Ruhland (flute) and David Philip Hefti talking about Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil for flute and orchestra to be premiered on 3 April 2019 at the Heidelberg Spring Festival. Watch trailer here. read more less

World premiere of David Philip Hefti's The Snow Queen

Sunday, 11. November 2018, 11.15am & 2.15pm
Tonhalle Maag, Zürich

Familiy Concert "The Snow Queen"

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
David Philip Hefti, conductor
Mojca Erdmann, soprano
Delia Mayer, actress
Max Simonischek, actor
Eva Buchmann, director
Andreas Schäfer, libretto

David Philip Hefti: "The Snow Queen"
world premiere
Commissioned by the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

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World premiere of Hefti's 5th string quartet Concubia nocte

On 26 October 2018, David Philip Hefti’s String Quartet No. 5 Concubia nocte – Music for the second nocturnal vigil will be premiered by the Merel Quartett at the Kammermusikfestival Engelberg. It was the Merel Quartett, who commissioned David Philip Hefti’s first piece of this genre in 2007, the String Quartet Ph(r)asen, which they also recorded for CD.

Concubia nocte is the continuation of David Philip Hefti’s “nocturnal vigils”: Prima nocte – Music for the first nocturnal vigil, for chamber orchestra was premiered this February by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne on the occasion of the orchestra’s 75th anniversary, and in spring 2019, the “vigils” will be continued with the world premier of David Philip Hefti’s flute concert Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil at the Heidelberger Frühling, performed by the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie under Jamie Phillips and with flutist Tatjana Ruhland.

Overview on the concert in Engelberg:
26 October, 19.00
Engelberg (CH), Kloster
Zwischentöne – Kammermusikfestival Engelberg
Hefti: Concubia nocte – Music for the second nocturnal vigil (String quartet No. 5) World Premiere
Merel Quartett

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Crowdfunding for a portrait cd

The new label Schweizer Grammophon is planning the production of an album featuring works by composer David Phillip Hefti:

Wonderful chamber musicians will record new works by David Phillip Hefti, recipient of the Hindemith and Ernst von Siemens Composer Prizes. The young label Schweizer Grammophon eagerly anticipates this absolute top recording with clarinetist Bernhard Röthlisberger, pianist Benjamin Engeli and violist Lech Antonio Uszynski from Switzerland, as well as with the Amaryllis Quartet featuring Barbara Buntrock (viola) and Isang Enders (cello) as guests. Frédéric Angleraux takes over the recording production with his studio ADCSound. Support us capturing this young Swiss composer’s colors of music and musical landscapes in an everlasting authentic interpretation. We will thank you for your support with great rewards!

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David Philip Hefti: Concubia nocte – music for the second nocturnal vigil
(String quartet No. 5)

Merel Quartet

David Philip Hefti: Monumentum – music for string sextet

Amaryllis Quartet & Barbara Buntrock, viola & Isang Enders, cello


An durchsichtigen Fäden (2018) +

for mezzo soprano and string quartet to a poem by Kurt Aebli

E las culurs dals tuns (2017) +

song cycle for baritone and piano
on Romansh texts by Bibi Vaplan

Prima nocte (2017) +

music for the first nocturnal vigil for chamber orchestra

à la recherche... (2017) +

for clarinet, viola and piano