World premiere of Hefti's new piece for orchestra Prima nocte

On 26 February 2018 the latest piece by composer David Philip Hefti Prima nocte – Musik zur ersten Nachtwache für Kammerorchester (2017) will have its world premiere by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, conducted by Kazuki Yamada. The orchestre commissioned the work on the occasion of its 75. Anniversary. Find more information here.

David Philip Hefti clarifies the idea behind the work:
“Prima nocte is the first of four compositions that relate to the Roman vigils. The harmony of the work circles around the themes twilight, night, sphere, dream, insomnia and hallucination. This is how - as the guiding principle of this work - static, moving and iridescent soundscapes develop, which push both the rhythm and the melody into the background. This microtonal music is something I often hear in the twilight state between sleep and insomnia.” read more less

German Premiere of As dark as night in Mainz

On 8 and 9 December 2017, David Philip Hefti’s As dark as night – for contralto and orchestra, on a sonnet by Shakespeare will have its German premiere at the Staatsteater Mainz. Genegiève King will be singing, Hermann Bäumer conducts the Philharmonische Staatsorchester Mainz.

Here you’ll find further information on the concerts. read more less

World premiere of Hefti's à la recherche… for clarinet, viola and piano

Wednesday, 25 Oktober 2017:
World premiere of David Philip Hefti’s new piece à la recherche… for clarinet, viola and piano in Zurich as part of the chamber work series „Swiss Chamber Concerts“. Further performances to follow in Lugano, Basel and Geneva.

François Benda – clarinet, Jürg Dähler – viola, Gilles Vonsattel – piano

25 October 2017 – Zurich, St. Peter
26 October 2017 – Lugano, Conservatorio
27 October 2017 – Basel, Ökolampad
29 October 2017 – Geneva, Conservatoire read more less

David Philip Hefti at the anniversary concert of Austrian radio Ö1

On Sunday, 1 October David Philip Hefti’s Moments lucides will be performed by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Cornelius Meister as part of the annivesary celebration of “50 years Ö1”. It will be broadcasted live on Ö1 radio and time-displaced live in ORF3 TV.

Please find more information on the concert here.

Please find more information on the radio broadcast on Ö1 here.

Please find more information on the TV broadcast on ORF3 here. read more less


David Philip Hefti: Ritus – 4 dance collages for violoncello solo

David Philip Hefti: E las culurs dals tuns – song cycle for baritone and piano
on Romansh texts by Bibi Vaplan

Peter Schöne, baritone / Axel Bauni, piano


Chiaroscuro (2017) +

contrasts for chamber orchestra

E las culurs dals tuns (2017) +

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

Ritmico (2017) +

piano piece no. 4

à la recherche... (2017) +

for clarinet, viola and piano