OPUS Klassik: Five-time nomination for David Philip Hefti

Composer and conductor David Philip Hefti has been nominated for the OPUS Klassik for his new CD “Light and Shade” (NEOS 2021) in five categories:
>>Composer of the Year (05)
>>Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year (08)
>>Chamber Music Recording (12)
>>World Premiere Recording (17)
>>New Classical Music (24)

More information can be found here.

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World premiere of David Philip Hefti's 2nd viola concerto with Lawrence Power

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, David Philip Hefti's work Songs of sorrow, songs of joy - Concerto No. 2 for Viola and String Orchestra with the soloist Lawrence Power, accompanied by the Camerata Zürich under the baton of the composer, will be premiered at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall. The Swiss premiere will take place the following day (Monday, May 16, 2022) with the same performers in the Zürich Tonhalle.

Details on the concert in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall can be found here, on the concert in the Zurich Tonhalle here and on the work here. read more less

Works by David Philip Hefti at the Elbphilharmonie

In a concert program entitled "Der Liebe linden Duft", David Philip Hefti’s String Quartet No. 6 Five Scenes for Gustav and his arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder for soprano and string quartet are on the program of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on April 13 2022.

The works will be presented by the musicians of the Amaryllis Quartet and the soprano Juliane Banse. In 2020, the quartet commissioned the arrangement of the Rückert-Lieder as well as the string quartet and also played the world premieres in October 2021 in the Pfalzkeller St. Gallen.

April 13 2022, 7.30pm, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, more details here

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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: Lichter Hall – trio no. 2 for violin, violoncello and piano

Trio Vanitas

David Philip Hefti: new work for baritone and orchestra (text: Salman Rushdie)
world premiere

Benjamin Appl, baritone / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn / Case Scaglione, conductor


Songs of sorrow, songs of joy (2022) +

Concerto no. 2 for viola and string orchestra

Sechs Klanginseln (2021) +

for violin, clarinet and string orchestra

Final(ment)e (2021) +

'Beziehungsweisen' for two trumpets and orchestra

Rückert-Lieder (2020) +

Gustav Mahler / arr. David Philip Hefti
for high voice and string quartet