“Unlike many virtuosos, Haefliger is a musician first and pianist second...
Andreas Haefliger is a pianist to watch. More importantly, he is a pianist to
listen to.” Chicago Tribune
Andreas Haefliger has garnered high praise in Europe, North America and Asia for
interpretations that are poised, elegant and informed with an unusually rich musical
culture. His engagements as a concert artist reflect his increasing stature as
one of the today’s significant pianists.
For 2002/03, Andreas Haefliger makes a recital tour of North America and Europe
with stops in Cleveland, Toronto, Kansas City, Vienna, Berlin, and London. He
returns to New York’s Carnegie Hall for the Bartok Concerto No. 3 with the
Orchestra of St. Luke’s and James Conlon and plays all five Beethoven concertos
with the Milwaukee Symphony; other orchestra appearances include Atlanta, Vancouver,
San Diego, Memphis, and Winnipeg. Abroad, he plays with the Philharmonia in London,
the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich, and the Salzburg Camerata at the Salzburg
Last season, Andreas Haefliger returned to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; with
the Boston Symphony Orchestra he performed the world premiere of a new Michael
Colgrass concerto with flutist Marina Piccinini, Hans Graf conducting. He was
a guest soloist with the following orchestras: BBC Symphony at Royal Albert Hall
in London, Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra,
Norddeutscher Rundfunk Hamburg, Munich Philharmonic, and the Milwaukee Symphony.
Haefliger also toured Europe with baritone Matthias Goerne during the spring of
2002 with recitals in Milan, London’s Wigmore Hall, Valencia, Paris.
The summer of 2001 found Andreas Haefliger in reengagements at the Hollywood Bowl;
at New York’s Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center; at the National Arts Centre
in Ottawa; with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival; at the Aspen
Music Festival; and at the London Proms.
Recent accomplishments include his New York Philharmonic debut playing Messiaen’s
Turangalila at the Lincoln Center Festival. He previously performed the work with
the Minnesota Orchestra, with whom he played in New York at Carnegie Hall and
in Minneapolis. Additional engagements included Beethoven 3 in a special gala
with the Rochester Philharmonic, David Zinman conducting; Mozart K. 488, K. 491,
503 with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and recitals in Boston,
Quebec, San Francisco, Vienna, Berlin and London. Mr. Haefliger played with the
Bamberger Symphony in Germany; the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle; with
the London Philharmonic, under Ingo Metzmacher; with the Gewandhausorchester in
Leipzig; and with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski conducting.
Mr. Haefliger also played chamber music on a tour of the U.S. with the Takacs
In other highlights, Mr. Haefliger played concerts with the Baltimore Symphony,
New World Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra with whom he performed a three-week series
of all-Beethoven programs, including the complete piano concerti, the Triple Concerto
and the Choral Fantasy, in addition to several appearances at their Sommerfest
in orchestra and chamber music repertoire. Mr. Haefliger has also performed with
Los Angeles Philharmonic and Milwaukee Symphony, made his Carnegie Hall debut
(in the 1998/99 season) and performed with baritone Matthias Goerne in Lisbon,
Brussels, and in London’s Wigmore Hall, where in his own series, Mr. Haefliger
performed lieder and chamber music with various guests.
Andreas Haefliger is a frequent guest of the leading symphonies and has concertized
with the BBC Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonie Hamburg
in Germany, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Barbican in London, the Rotterdam
Philharmonic and the Norddeutscher Rundfunk of Hannover, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic,
the Tonhalle Zurich Orchester, Hamburg Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra in Amsterdam, as well as the major North American orchestras, including
the Chicago Symphony in a reengagement at the Ravinia Festival, the Montreal Symphony
at the Festival International de Lanaudière in Quebec under Charles Dutoit.
With the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl he played Beethoven Piano
Concerto No. 2; performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York; toured England
and Spain with the Philharmonia of London; and has also played with the Cleveland
Orchestra both at Severance Hall and on tour in Lucerne, the Indianapolis Symphony,
Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Toronto Symphony,
to name a few.
A prolific recitalist, Andreas Haefliger performs regularly in the major music
capitals including New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, London,
Lisbon, Milan, Paris, Vienna and Amsterdam, to name a few. In recital, he has
collaborated with several artists which have included the aforementioned German
lieder singer Matthias Goerne, flutist Marina Piccinini and his father, the eminent
tenor Ernst Haefliger, with whom Andreas Haefliger performed Schubert’s
Winterreise at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as in London
and Milan in recent seasons.
In addition to his activities as soloist, Mr. Haefliger performs in chamber music
concerts and has also appeared at festivals in Lucerne, Davos, Lausanne, Tivoli
(Copenhagen), Kuhmo, Vancouver, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Hollywood Bowl, Caramoor
and Newport, Rhode Island among others.
A native of Switzerland, Andreas Haefliger has been steeped in music since childhood,
growing up in a musical household. By the time he was fifteen he had lived in
several European capitals; subsequently he chose to reside in New York City, after
completing studies at The Juilliard School where he was twice awarded the Gina
Bachauer Memorial Scholarship. He made his London Proms debut in 1994 with the
Philharmonia Orchestra and his London recital debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1993,
for which he was immediately re-engaged. In 1988, Mr. Haefliger made his New York
recital debut at the 92nd Street Y, as well as his debuts in Tokyo and Berlin.
He has recorded works by Schumann, Schubert, Mozart and Sofia Gubaidulina (Sony
Classical); a disc of Schubert lieder with Matthias Goerne; and Schubert’s
“Trout” Quintet and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet with the Takacs String