- Andrè Schuen baritone
- Daniel Heide piano
The pianist Daniel Heide from Weimar is among the most sought-after accompanists and chamber musicians of his generation. Following the completion of his studies at the Franz-Liszt-Hochschule in his home town under Ludwig Bätzel and with seminal inspirations from Christa Ludwig and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, he has been giving concerts all over Europe and Asia.
His permanent partners include singers such as Andrè Schuen, Christoph Prégardien, Simone Kermes, Ingeborg Danz, Britta Schwarz, Roman Trekel and Tobias Berndt. He also gives evenings of song with Fatma Said, Sophie Harmsen, Sophie Klussmann, Marie Seidler, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Luca Pisaroni, Melanie Diener, Ruth Ziesak, Johannes Weisser, Christian Immler, Stephan Genz, Sebastian Noack and Hans-Jörg Mammel.
He has collaborated closely with the German-Greek mezzo soprano Stella Doufexis. Their jointly recorded CD ‘Poèmes’ with songs by Claude Debussy won the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
As a partner at sonata evenings he has given concerts with soloists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Antje Weithaas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens Peter Maintz, Friedemann Eichhorn, Barbara Buntrock, Julian Steckel, Isang Enders, Konstanze von Gutzeit, Benoit Fromanger, Danjulo Ishizaka and others.
The establishment of the recital series ‘Der lyrische Salon – Liederabende auf Schloss Ettersburg’ in 2011 was an important station for his career as a lied accompanist. As the piano partner to a large number of eminent vocal soloists he has performed more than 40 lieder recitals there to date.
His current CD with songs by Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf and Frank Martin, which he recorded for the label AVI together with the baritone from South Tyrol, Andrè Schuen, won the 2016 ECHO Klassik-Preis in the ‘Bester Nachwuchssänger’ (Best New Generation Singer) category.