Date(s) - 08/Apr/2017
In a programme of Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major Op. 14 No. 2, Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109; Berio: Erdenklavier, Wasserklavier, Luftklavier, Feuerklavier (From Six Encores) and Schumann: Fantasie in C major Op. 17
Andreas Haefliger was born into a distinguished Swiss musical family and grew up in Germany, going on to study at the Juilliard School in New York. With his formidable technique and musicality, and his innate sense of architecture and phrasing, he was quickly recognised as a pianist of the first rank. Haefliger is much sought-after as a chamber musician, and for his latest project gathers friends such as Benjamin Schmid (violin) and Christian Poltera (cello) for concerts in Copenhagen at the Louisiana Museum and at the prestigious Stiftskonzerte series in Austria where in 2015, he also plays a duo recital with Ian Bostridge. Over the years he has collaborated regularly with Matthias Goerne, with whom in 2013, he released Schubert songs on Harmonia Mundi in 2013 and performed at the Wigmore Hall; also the Takacs Quartet, with whom he most recently played at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York; and his wife, the distinguished flautist Marina Piccinini. After the enormous success of his first recording of Mozart Sonatas for Sony Classical, Haefliger made three further recordings for Sony of Schumann’s Davidsbündlertanze and Fantasiestücke, Schubert Impromptus, and a disc of music by Sofia Gubaidulina.