Hailing from Weimar, Daniel Heide is one of the most sought-after collaborative pianists and chamber musicians of his generation. He performs in concert series and festivals throughout Europe and Asia, including in the concert halls of Vienna, Berlin and Dortmund, London’s Wigmore Hall, at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg/Hohenems (Austria) and Vilabertran (Spain), Heidelberger Frühling and at the Oxford Lieder Festival.
He regularly partners with singers such as Andrè Schuen, Christoph Prégardien, Simone Kermes, Britta Schwarz, Roman Trekel and Tobias Berndt. In addition, he performs Lieder recitals with Regula Mühlemann, Fatma Said, Christina Landshamer, Benjamin Appl, Sheva Tehoval, Dietrich Henschel, Dorottya Lang, Patrick Grahl, Katharina Konradi, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Luca Pisaroni and Johannes Weisser. Likewise, he loves collaborating on drama projects with narrators and actors, and has worked with individuals including Christian Brückner, Udo Samel, Thomas Thieme, Markus Meyer and Hanns Zischler. He also enjoyed a close working relationship with the Greek-German mezzo soprano Stella Doufexis.
The CD they recorded together entitled “Poemes”, featuring songs by Claude Debussy, received the German Record Critics’ Award. Daniel Heide has performed sonata recitals with soloists including Sabine Meyer, Andreas Willwohl, Tabea Zimmermann, Antje Weithaas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens Peter Maintz and Danjulo Ishizaka, among others.
He is the founder and artistic director of the “Der lyrische Salon – Liederabende auf Schloss Ettersburg” concert series. Created in 2011, this is one of the few concert series worldwide dedicated purely to song. He has performed over 50 Lieder recitals at the event as the piano partner of many renowned vocal soloists. His first CD with songs by Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf and Frank Martin, which he recorded together with South Tyrolean baritone Andrè Schuen under AVI, received the ECHO Klassik award for “Best Newcomer (Singer)” in summer 2016. The latest CD released by the duo, entitled “Wanderer” and featuring songs by Franz Schubert, reached the Top 20 of the classic charts in 2018.
Last update: June 2019