Daniel Haefliger

Daniel Haefliger

Violoncello

Daniel Haefliger pursues an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. As a soloist, he has performed at notable concert series and festivals in Lucerne, Paris, Tokyo, Newcastle and Vienna under the baton of Thierry Fischer, Pascal Rophé, Peter Eötvös and Magnus Lindberg, to name just a few. A dedicated chamber music player, he initiated a number of innovative projects and performed at the most prestigious European concert halls with partners such as Thomas Zehetmair, Heinz Holliger, Dénes Várion and Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The artist has worked in close association with some of the leading composers of our time, including György Kurtág, Heinz Holliger, Brian Ferneyhough, Harrison Birtwistle and György Ligeti, premiering literally hundreds of works, some of them dedicated to him. He held the position of solo cellist at the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and at the Camerata Bern, was one of the founder members of the musicological magazine Editions Contrechamps in Geneva and served as solo cellist for the chamber music group of the same name until 2009. Around the turn of the millennium, he co-founded the Swiss Chamber Concerts, to whom he acts as artistic co-director to this day. The SCC are the largest chamber music series of Switzerland, holding subscription series in Geneva, Zurich, Basle and Lugano. Numerous radio and CD recordings, released on labels such as Forlane, Stradivarius, Claves, Neos and ECM, attest to the wide scope of the artist’s activities. Daniel Haefliger is deeply committed to helping upcoming musicians develop their talent. He teaches a chamber music class at the HEM in Lausanne, as well as a cello class in Geneva. He plays on a cello built  in Milan, in 1695, by Giovanni Grancino.

Upcoming Concerts

Event Name Start Date
COSMOSCERHA 18 March 2018
COSMOSCERHA 17 March 2018
COSMOSCERHA 15 March 2018
COSMOSCERHA 12 March 2018

Past Concerts

Event Name Start Date
COSMOSSHOSTAKOVITCH 8 December 2017
COSMOSSHOSTAKOVITCH 7 December 2017
COSMOSRISLER 20 September 2017
PLANETTELEMANN 7 May 2017
PLANETMOZART 8 March 2017
PLANETBACH 14 January 2017
PLANETHOLLIGER 26 September 2016
MAGMAHOLLIGER 9 March 2016