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World première of Hefti's string trio Magma in Geneva

The World Première of Hefti's new chamber music piece Magma – sparks of sound for violin, viola and cello will take place on 7th May 2014 in Geneva at the Salle Ernest Ansermet. The performers are the Swiss Chamber Soloists with Esther Hoppe (violin), Jürg Dähler (viola) und Thomas Grossenbacher (cello). Further performances on 10th May (Lugano), 11th May (Zürich), 13th May (Prague), 18th May (Basel) and 31st August (Menuhin Festival Gstaad). more details
Live stream of the world premiere of Hefti's Adagio for orchestra by Medici.TV

As a preview of the European tour the OSM’s concert on 5 March in Montréal – featuring the Swiss tour programme – will be streamed live and free of charge by Medici.TV (6 March, 2.00 am CET) and will stay available online for 3 months. The programme includes the World premiere of a new work by Swiss composer David Philip Hefti Adagio – Beziehungsweisen für Orchester. live stream by Medici.TV
World première of Hefti's new Adagio – Beziehungsweisen für Orchester in Montréal

On 4 and 5 March 2014, David Philip Hefti's newest orchestra work Adagio – Beziehungsweisen für Orchester will be premiered at the Maison symphonique in Montreal. Kent Nagano, whom the composition is dedicated to, will conduct the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Later that month, the piece will be performed on tour to Switzerland: 11 March (Zurich, Tonhalle), 12 March (Bern, Kulturcasino); 13 March (Geneva, Victoria Hall).
David Philip Hefti invited to the Musikmagazin on Radio SRF2 Kultur

On Saturday, 22nd February 2014 David Philip Hefti has been invited at 10am to the Musikmagazin on Radio SRF2 Kultur. A second broadcast will be on 23rd February at 8pm. Click here for details
New CD with 5 of David Philip Hefti's pieces for orchestra out now!

A double portrait - David Philip Hefti both as a composer and conductor - has been released by the col legno label in the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation's series. Five of the most recent compositions for orchestra (Éclairs, Moments lucides, Changements, Gegenklang & Klangbogen) have been recorded by the top orchestras German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Ensemble Modern.
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Film portrait of David Philip Hefti by Johannes List

Film portrait of David Philip Hefti on occasion of the Composers' Prize 2013 of the Ernst von Siemens Musicfoundation. Featuring the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin and Thomas Grossenbacher, cello. Director: Johannes List.

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David Philip Hefti receives the Composer's Prize awarded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation


David Philip Hefti receives one of the three prestigious Composers' Prizes awarded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

In addition to receiving financial support, the winners of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s Composers’ Prize will be supported with the production of their own portrait CD. On this CD, David Philip Hefti conducts his works himself - with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Ensemble Modern and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The prize has been presented to Hefti as part of a musical ceremony to be held in the Prinzregententheater, Munich, on June 4, 2013. The board of trustees of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, which includes the composers Helmut Lachenmann, Wolfgang Rihm and Peter Ruzicka sees Hefti as being one of the most important up-and-coming young composers.

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Portrait of David Philip Hefti on Deutschlandfunk

If you have missed David Philip Hefti's portait by Yvonne Petitpierre on DLF on 28th September 2013 please click here.
Short portrait of David Philip Hefti on SWR2

If you have missed David Philip Hefti's short portait by Wibke Gerking on SWR2 on 23rd September 2013 please click here.
Interview with David Philip Hefti on WDR3

If you have missed David Philip Hefti's Interview on WDR3 on 10th September 2013 please click here.
Interview with David Philip Hefti about Hamlet-Fragment for vocal ensemble

Interview with David Philip Hefti about the World Première of Hamlet-Fragment for vocal ensemble on the occasion of the Schlossmediale Werdenberg in 2013.

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David Philip Hefti is the composer-in-residence at the Schlossmediale Werdenberg

David Philip Hefti is the composer-in-residence at the Schlossmediale Werdenberg. The highlight of this engagement is the world premiere of Hamlet-Fragment für Vokalensemble, performed on 18 May 2013 by the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.

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CD with Hefti's complete string quartets recorded by the LSQ

The Leipzig String Quartet presents a recording of the complete string quartets by David Philip Hefti. The CD containing the compositions Ph(r)asen, Guggisberg-Variationen, Mobile & con fuoco has been released by the Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm (MDG) Label in the Gold-Series.
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