Andreas Haefliger has received the highest praise throughout the world for performances that possess a rare combination of power, elegance and poetry. A musical thinker whose interpretations spring from a rich cultural heritage, he is a consummate musician and one of the leading pianists of his generation.
Following summer festivals at Aspen, Bregenz and Moritzburg, Andreas Haefliger appears in the 2005/06 season with the Boston Symphony (Schumann), the Seattle Symphony (Beethoven), the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Christoph Dohnanyi conducting (Mozart), the London Symphony with Donald Runnicles conducting (Mozart) in London and on tour in Germany, both Brahms concertos with the Milwaukee Symphony conducted by Andreas Delfs, Mozart with the Ensemble Orchestre de Paris and Brahms with the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne and its music director, Christian Zacharias.
He continues with the second year of the seven-year "Perspectives of Beethoven" traversing the complete solo piano works of Beethoven with related pieces. The 2005/06 season theme, "The Spirit of Mozart" explores and celebrates the connections and disconnections between the two composers.
Recent season appearances include the BBC Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Royal Danish Philharmonic in Copenhagen, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the NHK in Tokyo, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic among numerous other orchestras worldwide.
Born in Switzerland, Andreas Haefliger grew up in a musical household. After completing his studies at the Juilliard School where he was twice awarded the Gina Bachauer Memorial Scholarship, he made his London recital debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1993 and his London Proms debut with the Philharmonia in 1994. A growing discography includes works by Schumann, Schubert, Mozart, and Sofia Gubaidulina for Sony; Schubert lieder with Matthias Goerne and the "Trout" Quintet and Dvorak Piano Quintet with the Takacs Quartet for London/Decca. Most recently, two discs of solo pieces of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Thomas Adйs are available on the Avie label. Mr. Haefliger is married to the flutist, Marina Piccinini, and he and his family divide their time between the U.S. and Vienna.