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Hefti David Philip

(13. 04. 1975)

Hefti David Philip
Hefti David Philip

Internet: www.hefti.net

Biography
Despite his classically avant-garde musical language, Hefti's prime concern is expressiveness – addressing his listener with a candid eloquence. He loves powerful contrasts and does not refrain from writing intense cantilenas. His music is capable of cumulative processes of concentration, and can unleash a vehement drive. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

David Philip Hefti was born in Switzerland in 1975. He studied composition, conducting, clarinet and chamber music at the music academies of Zurich and Karlsruhe, where his teachers included Cristóbal Halffter, Rudolf Kelterborn, Wolfgang Meyer, Wolfgang Rihm and Elmar Schmid. He works today as a composer and conductor, and he lives with his family near Basel.

Hefti's oeuvre encompasses some 60 works, including orchestral, vocal and chamber music. He has composed large-scale orchestral works, solo concertos, works for chamber orchestra, string quartets, solo pieces, song cycles and an opera. He is currently completing his symphony Beziehungsweisen ("Interplays of relationships"), of which three movements have already been performed. Hefti has enjoyed a working relationship of several years' standing with artists such as Viviane Hagner, Christian Poltéra, Hartmut Rohde, Baiba Skride, Jan Vogler and Antje Weithaas, who all regularly perform his music.

Hefti has worked with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Tokyo Sinfonietta, the Ensemble Modern, the Amaryllis Quartet and the Leipzig String Quartet. His orchestral works have been performed by conductors such as Peter Eötvös, Cornelius Meister, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Michael Sanderling, Mario Venzago and David Zinman. He has been invited to music festivals such as Wien Modern, Beijing Modern, Ultraschall Berlin, the Lucerne Festival, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Dvorak Festival in Prague and the Suntory Festival in Tokyo.

In 2013, Hefti was awarded the Composer Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and in 2015 the Hindemith Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. He has also won the International Composition Competition of the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the George Enescu International Competition for Composition in Bucharest and the International Gustav Mahler Composition Prize. Hefti's works are published by Edition Kunzelmann and Edition C. F. Peters and have been recorded for CD by various labels. When his CD Changements was released, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung praised his "excellent mastery of the orchestral apparatus, both as composer and as conductor".

In May 2017, Hefti's first opera, Annas Maske, was given its world première at the St. Gallen Theatre. It is based on the true story of the Swiss singer Anna Sutter, whose life tragically mirrored the fate of her own star role, that of Carmen: her former lover, the conductor Aloys Obrist, murdered her in 1910 in Stuttgart. David Philip Hefti's musical language, which is characterised by transparency, a chamber-music intensity and a concentrated sense of dramaturgy, is also manifested in this, his first opera. The Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote as follows: Anna's Mask: Luminous ecstasy – and this is the point of it – is no betrayal of Hefti's aesthetic stance, which otherwise tends to fragile, pointillist drops of sound solidifying into chordal structures.


Work list
"PeRSIgNo" (1997)
for ten clarinets (Ebcl to cbcl)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Miroirs (1998)
for violin and piano
Duration: 12' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Diarium (1999)
for violin solo
Duration: 12' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Ricercare a 6 (Johann Sebastian Bach) (1999)
Transcription
for any six instruments
A transcription of the six-part fugue ('Ricercar') from the 'Musikalischen Opfer' BWV 1079 by J.S. Bach.
Duration: 7' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Counterpoints on "Come, Sweet Death" (2000)
for clarinet trio (cl.bthn.cbcl)
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
DEDICATIONES (2000/ p)
Dedication miniatures
variable score
a. for trumpet and violin (2')
b. for piano (2')
c. for piano (2')
d. for clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet (2')
e. for violin and piano (2')
f. for clarinet solo (2')
g. for clarinet and piano (2')
h. for trumpet and violin (1')
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
6 Sätze aus dem "Musikalischen Opfer" BWV 1079 (Johann Sebastian Bach) (2000)
for clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet
Transcriptions from the 'Musikalischen Opfer' BWV 1079 von J.S. Bach.
Duration: 16' 00"
Musikverlag W.G. Haas
Köln
Drei langsame Sätze und dreistimmige Fugen, KV 404a (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) (2001)
for clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet
Transcriptions of the Bach adaptations by W.A Mozart.
Duration: 25' 00"
Musikverlag W.G. Haas
Köln
SATOR (SATOR-Zyklus - Teil 1) (2002)
Concert
for clarinet and orchestra (solo cl(bthn); pic.1.1.ca.0.bcl.1.cbn/2.1.1.1/hp/5perc/str(min.3.3.3.2.1,max.9.9.9.6.3)
Duration: 32' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
TENET (SATOR-Zyklus - Teil 3) (2003)
4 Songs
for soprano and ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/1perc/pf/1.1.1.1.1)
Texts: Else Lasker-Schüler
Based on poems by Else Lasker-Schüler.
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
O, star!O, star! (Mosaik-Zyklus - Teil 1) (2003)
Mosaic
for clarinet solo
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Cadence to the concert rondo for piano and orchestra in D major, KV 382 by W. A. Mozart (2004)
for piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Melencolia I (2004)
for flute, percussion and piano
Duration: 15' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
O, star! II (Mosaik Cycle - Part 1) (2004)
Mosaik
for saxophone solo
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
AREPO (SATOR-cycle - Part 2) (2004-2006)
Concert
for violin and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.2.0/4perc/hp/str)
Duration: 24' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Mondschatten (2006)
for violin and marimba
Duration: 13' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Schattenklang (2006)
Adagio
for piano
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Schattenspie(ge)l (2006)
Trio
for violin, violoncello and piano
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Kadenzen zum Klarinetten-Konzert in B-Dur von Johann Stamitz (cadences to the clarinet concert in B Major by Johann Stamitz) (2006)
Duration: 2' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Ritus (2007)
4 dance collages
for violoncello solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Rosenblätter (2007)
Lieder cycle after poems by Rose Ausländer
for medium voice and piano
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Ph(r)asen (2007)
String quartet N°1
Duration: 17' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Dedicatio E (2007)
for violin and piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Wunderhorn-Musik (2008)
7 sound images
for violin and ensemble (fl(pic, afl), ob(ca), cl, bcl, hn, va, vc, db, pf, 2perc)
Duration: 35' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(T)raum-Ze(n)it (2008)
Dalogue
for 2 bass clarinets
Duration: 3' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Guggisberg-Variationen (2008)
String quartet N°2
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Poème lunaire (2008)
for viola and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
ROTAS (SATOR-Zyklus - Teil 5) (2009)
Concert
for oboe (obdam) and large orchestra (pic.2.0.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/4perc/hp/12.10.8.6.4)
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Rotationen (2009)
Mosaic
for oboe solo
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Klangbogen (2009)
for orchestra (pic.1.1.ca.bcl.1.cbn/4.2.2.0/3perc/hp/str)
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Bergwärts (2010)
3 aggregate states
for soprano, flute, violin, violoncello and piano
Texts: Felix Philipp Ingold
Duration: 17' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Gegenklang (2010)
Concert
for violoncello and orchestra (pic.2.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/hp.4perc/16/14/12/10/8 or 14/12/10/8/6)
Duration: 23' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Interaktionen (2010)
for violin, viola, violoncello and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Mobile (2011)
string quartet n° 3
Duration: 26' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Klangscherben (2011)
Mosaic
for violoncello solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
con fuoco (2011)
String quartet n° 4
Duration: 12' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Beethoven-Resonanzen (2011)
Paino piece n° 2
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Changements (2011)
Mood images
for orchestra (pic.1.1.ca.1.bcl.1.cbn/4.2.2.1/3perc/ph/str)
Duration: 14' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Canto (2012)
for bass clarinet solo
Duration: 7' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Moments lucides (2012)
Resonances
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/2perc/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Lichter Hall (2012)
Trio n° 2
for violin, violoncello and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Adagietto (2012)
for strings
Duration: 5' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Adagio (2013)


Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Hamlet-Fragment (2013)
for vocal ensemble (2S.Mez.T.Bar.B)
Texts: Friedrich Nietzsche
Duration: 13' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Éclairs (2013)
Sound moments
for ensemble (fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, tpt, tbn, 2perc, pf, 2vn, va, vc, db)
Duration: 8' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
An durchsichtigen Fäden (2013)
for mezzo soprano and violoncello
Texts: Kurt Aebli
Duration: 30' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Modules (2013)
for flute solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Monumentum (2014)
Music
for string sextett
Duration: 19' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Magma (2014)


Duration: 13' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
con moto (2014)


Duration: 6' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2014)

Duration: 23' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2015)

Duration: 16' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2015)


Duration: 17' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2015)

Duration: 7' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2015-2016)

Texts: Alain Claude Sulzer

Duration: 90' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2016)

Duration: 5' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2016)


Texts: Shakespeare
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2016)

Duration: 14' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2017)
Texts: Bibi Vaplan

Duration: 18' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
(2017)


Duration: 15' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Diskographie
David Philip Hefti: Changements (col legno Nr. 40407, 2013)
Interpreten:
Hefti, David Philip
Werke:
Hefti, David Philip: Klangbogen (2009)
Hefti, David Philip: Gegenklang (2010)
Hefti, David Philip: Changements (2011)
Hefti, David Philip: Moments lucides (2012)
Hefti, David Philip: Éclairs (2013)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
David Philip Hefti. Orchestral Works &Chamber Music (Neos Nr. 11120, 2012)
Werke:
Hefti, David Philip: Guggisberg-Variationen (2008)
Hefti, David Philip: Poème lunaire (2008)
Hefti, David Philip: Klangbogen (2009)
Hefti, David Philip: Bergwärts (2010)
Hefti, David Philip: Gegenklang (2010)
David Philip Hefti: String Quartets (Musikproduktion Dabringhaus &Grimm Nr. MDG Gold 307 1773-2, 2012)
Werke:
Hefti, David Philip: Ph(r)asen (2007)
Hefti, David Philip: Guggisberg-Variationen (2008)
Hefti, David Philip: Mobile (2011)
Hefti, David Philip: con fuoco (2011)
ShortCuts (ein_klang records Nr. 045/046, 2011)
Werke:
Hefti, David Philip: (T)raum-Ze(n)it (2008)
Schattenspie(ge)l (Telos Music Nr. TLS 103, 2008)
Werke:
Hefti, David Philip: Schattenspie(ge)l (2006)
Hefti, David Philip: Ritus (2007)
Hefti, David Philip: Rosenblätter (2007)
Schumann. Hefti. Janácek (Telos Nr. TLS 104, 2008)
Werke:
Hefti, David Philip: Ph(r)asen (2007)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Robert Schumann, Leos Janácek
Fabio di Càsola (Grammont Porträt Nr. 103, 2007)
Interpreten:
Di Càsola, Fabio
Werke:
Jarrell, Michael: Assonance I (1983)
Lehmann, Hans Ulrich: Mosaik (1964)
Pagliarani, Mario: Alcuni particolari oscuri (1983)
Hefti, David Philip: O, star! (Mosaik-Zyklus - Teil 1) (2003)
Gerber, René: Prélude et Fugue sur le nom de Bach (1935)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Pietro Damiani, Gion Antoni Derungs, André Jolivet
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ensemble Clarino (Swiss Pan Nr. 51.701, 2005)
Werke:
Hefti, David Philip: Counterpoints on "Come, Sweet Death" (2000)
Mit weiteren Werken von: W.A. Mozart, Edison Denisov, J.S. Bach
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Hefti, David Philip: Als ich die Gedichte las, hörte ich bereits die Musik in mir, in: Else-Lasker-Schüler-Almanach, hrsg. von Hajo Jahn, Peter Hammer Verlag, Wuppertal 2007, S. 440-447
Hefti, David Philip: Kulturelle Gütesiegel - zur Bedeutung der Pro Helvetia-Kompositionsaufträge, in: Aargauer Zeitung (31. Mai 2008) (2008)
Britsch, Eckhard: "Herz in Heidelberg verloren", in: Mannheimer Morgen (24. April 2013) (2013)
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Schweizer, Klaus: Visitenkarten eines Virtuosen, in: Basler Zeitung (15. Juli 2013) (2013)
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Ehrismann, Sibylle: Magische Zahlenspielereien, in: Zürichsee-Zeitung (21. September 2010) (2010)
Kübler, Susanne: Ein Komponist mit Glück, Talent und Hartnäckigkeit, in: Tages-Anzeiger Zürich (21. September 2010) (2010)
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Blume, Philipp: Swiss music to watch (and hear), in: Notes, quarterly journal of the Music Library Association (1. Dezember 2009) (2009)
Büttiker, Herbert: Eine Frage der geglückten Verbindungen, in: Der Landbote (17. April 2008) (2008)
Künzli, Maria: Kompromisslos und expressiv, in: Berner Zeitung (13.11.2008) (2008)
Bieler, Larissa Margot: Eine reichhaltige und packende Tonsprache, in: Die Südostschweiz (29. 11.07) (2007)
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Ehrismann, Sibylle: Musik kombiniert mit Geräuschen, in: Zürichsee-Zeitung (20. Oktober 2007) (2007)
Zimmerlin, Alfred: Musik soll berühren, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung (25. Oktober 2006) (2006)
Mohr, Uschi: David Philip Hefti, in: Clarino.print (März 2005) (2005)
Meyer, Thomas: Sind wir gut unterwegs?, in: Tages-Anzeiger (28. März 2003) (2003)