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Coming from a rich tradition, pianist Andreas Haefliger “belongs to that elite group of interpreters…one of the most serious, questing pianists on the circuit today… breathtaking virtuosity…a complete Beethovenian” - The Daily Telegraph, May 2018
Steinway Artist Andreas Haefliger has won many plaudits for his Beethoven 'Perspectives' recitals on disc and at major halls and festivals, and is also much sought-after as a chamber musician. He was born into a distinguished Swiss musical family and grew up in Germany, going on to study at the Juilliard School in New York. He was quickly recognised as a pianist of the first rank, and engagements with major US orchestras followed swiftly – the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh, Chicago and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestras among them. In his native Europe too, Haefliger has appeared with the great orchestras and festivals such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Symphony. He has ongoing regular relationships with the Lucerne and Edinburgh Festivals, Vienna Konzerthaus, and other major halls across North America and Asia.
Haefliger is a regular visitor to London’s Wigmore Hall with his 'Perspectives' series, in which he performs the complete piano works of Beethoven alongside works by other composers from Mozart to Ligeti. This series has formed the focus of Haefliger’s solo recital appearances and CD recordings in recent years.
At the BBC Proms 2019, Haefliger gave the world premiere of a concerto by his compatriot Dieter Ammann with the BBC Symphony and Sakari Oramo, followed by the North American premiere with Boston Symphony and Susanna Malkki in the autumn – both performances to great acclaim. The work was co-commissioned for Haefliger together with the Wiener Konzerthaus, Munich Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival and Taipei Symphony. Haefliger recently joined Esa Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra in a Beethoven celebration at the Royal Festival Hall, playing Piano Concerto No. 4, the Choral Fantasy and the solo Fantasia.
Haefliger is exclusive to the BIS label who released his latest 'Perspectives' album in 2018. Haefliger’s first concerto recording will be released in Summer 2020 – Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3, Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and the Ammann, all with Malkki and the Helsinki Philharmonic. Haefliger began his career with Sony Classical recording Mozart sonatas followed by Schumann Davidsbündlertanze and Fantasiestücke, Schubert Impromptus, and music by Sofia Gubaidulina. Later Haefliger recorded for Decca with the Takács Quartet and also Matthias Goerne, winning the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik for their disc of Schubert Goethe Songs. He is represented worldwide by Intermusica.
Andreas Haefliger has been a Steinway Artist since 1999.