"Des Zaubers Spuren" on SRF 2
The recording of the world premiere of the octet Des Zaubers Spuren with the Sharoun Ensemble in Zermatt can be heard on SRF 2 Kultur on 8 February at 8 pm - and will be available for listening afterwards in the SRF media library.
February 08, 2024
"Fünf Concertini" at the Elphi
On 3 February 2024, David Philip Hefti's Fünf Concertini für Streichorchester will be performed by the Musikkollegium Winterthur directed by Roberto González-Monjas at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
December 13, 2023
Chamber music at the Matterhorn
Regine Müller on SWR 2 about this year's Zermatt Festival with David Philip Hefti
September 20, 2023
"I was hooked on music at an early age"
David Philip Hefti interviewed by Andrea Meuli (Musik & Theater)
September 09, 2023
Composer in Residence at Zermatt Music Festival
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.
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 "Musik zur vierten Nachtwache" for wind quintet and Monumentum for string sextet.
On 27 September, 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 the concerts here.
July 19, 2023
Premiere of "Der Tod und das Mädchen" at Graz Opera at 24 May
On 24 May, the ballet production "Der Tod und das Mädchen“ will be premiered at Graz Opera. In two parts, the evening musically and choreographically combines Hefti's commissioned work "Ans Ende der Zeit" with Franz Schubert's famous string quartet "Der Tod und das Mädchen".
May 22, 2023
April 26, 2023
David Philip Hefti receives the Composer Award of the International Classical Music Awards 2023
David Philip Hefti will be honored with the Composer Award of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) in April 2023, and it is precisely the diversity of his works that is the focus. “Hefti’s tonal language captivates with an enormously wide spectrum of expressive means. Luminous timbres and dramatic constructions are as much a part of it as subtle and fragile sonic developments. The spectrum of genres in which the composer expresses himself is also wide, with the result that his music reaches performers as well as a broad audience.” said jury president Remy Franck. read more
February 09, 2023
«Rhapsody» live online at Deutschlandfunk Kultur (February 2023)
Harmonie Heilbronn, Theodor-Heuss-Saal
Recording from 22.09.2022
David Philip Hefti
«Rhapsody» for baritone and orchestra on a text by Sir Salman Rushdie
Benjamin Appl, Bariton
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn
Conductor: Case Scaglione
February 06, 2023