Andreas Haefliger

Andreas Haefliger, Piano Andreas Haefliger, Piano

Andreas Haefliger grew up in Germany, the son of the famous Swiss tenor Ernst Haefliger. Entered the Juilliard School in New York at the age of 15, and was quickly recognized as a first-class pianist with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony. Co-starring with major American orchestras one after another. In Europe, he has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchester de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, and Vienna Symphony Orchestra. . In addition, he has been invited as a regular artist to music festivals in Lucerne, Edinburgh, Aspen, etc., and made his debut in New York in 1988. Today, he is known as one of the outstanding recital artists, and has received high acclaim in Europe, America, and Asia. .

London's Vigmore Hall regularly hosts the Haefliger series "Perspectives", which presents the complete piano works of Beethoven, along with works from Mozart to Ligeti, and this recital series is also associated with his recent CDs. there is He also held rehearsals and concerts with top musicians at the Copenhagen Louisiana Museum of Art, and toured Rotterdam, Singapore, Madrid, and Hong Kong in January 2019.

At the 2019 BBC Proms, he performed the piano concerto "Gran Toccata," specially commissioned by fellow Swiss composer Dieter Ammann, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sakari Oramo. The piece has also premiered in North America with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Susanna Markki, with the Wiener Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, and the Helsinki Philharmonic at the Lucerne Festival.

In March 2020, Haefliger was in a mountain hut in the Swiss Alps when the coronavirus broke out and was unable to perform at concerts (Beethoven with Esa-Pekka Salonen/Philharmonia Orchestra, Concertos in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing). tours, appearances at festivals in Edinburgh, Lucerne, and Chicago), he used this forced reflection period to work on Beethoven's monumental Piano Sonata No. 29 "Hammerklavier" Op. I completed an art movie that captures the performance and the environment of the Alps. The film has been featured in theaters and TV stations, and will have its world premiere via streaming at the 2020 Aspen Music Festival in lieu of a planned live recital.

In addition to solo CDs by Mozart and Schumann from Sony Classical, he has released CDs with the Takaci String Quartet and baritone Matthias Goerne from Decca. Schubert's recording with Goerne won the German Record Critics Award.

In the spring of 2018, the latest edition of the "Perspective" series was released from BIS Records. In the spring of 2020, the first concerto album "Aman, Ravel, Bartok Piano Concerto (Susanna Markki / Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)" will be released. Dieter Ammann's piano concerto "Gran Toccata" was recorded for the first time at this time. This fall we will release Beethoven's early sonatas.

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