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Andreas Haefliger receives praise throughout the world for performances that possess a rare combination of power, elegance, and poetry.  In the 2008–09 season, Mr. Haefliger’s European recitals include dates throughout Germany, at Cambridge University, and at Wigmore Hall. In the U.S., Mr. Haefliger plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 with Robert Abbado and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Des Moines Symphony. A sensitive and probing recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Haefliger has appeared in the great recital venues and festivals of the world. In recent seasons, the focus of his recital performances has been the “Perspectives on Beethoven” series, a personal exploration of the complete Beethoven piano works alongside related works by other masters. Born in Switzerland, Mr. 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 Dvorák Piano Quintet with the Takács Quartet for London/Decca. The “Perspectives” series is recorded and released on the Avie label; recent discs include the third instalment of the series, as well as a recital disc of Prokofiev, Wagner and Franck, with Marina Piccinini.

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