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"Without music, life would be a blank to me." - Jane Austen

Born in Weimar, pianist Daniel Heide is one of the most sought-after vocal accompanists and chamber musicians of his generation. He performs in recital series and festivals all over Europe as well as in Asia: for instance, in the Konzerthäuser in Vienna, Berlin and Dortmund, the London Wigmore Hall, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems (Austria), the Heidelberg Spring Festival, and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
In addition to his ongoing collaboration with vocalists including Andrè Schuen, Christoph Prégardien, Simone Kermes, Ingeborg Danz, Britta Schwarz, Roman Trekel, and Tobias Berndt, he has also accompanied lieder recitals with renowned singers such as Regula Mühlemann, Fatma Said, Benjamin Appl, Sheva Tehoval, Dietrich Henschel, Dorottya Lang, Patrick Grahl, Katharina Konradi, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Luca Pisaroni, Konstantin Krimmel and Johannes Weisser.
He also loves sharing the stage with actors and narrators including Christian Brückner, Udo Samel, Thomas Thieme, and Hanns Zischler in the genre of melodrama. Daniel Heide had a close collaboration with the late German-Greek mezzo-soprano Stella Doufexis. Their CD Poèmes with songs by Claude Debussy was awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize. As a chamber music partner in duo sonata recitals he has concertized with outstanding soloists including Sabine Meyer, Tabea Zimmermann, Antje Weithaas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens Peter Maintz, and Danjulo Ishizaka.
Daniel Heide is the founder and artistic director of the vocal recital series Der lyrische Salon. Held in Ettersburg Castle near Weimar, the series has existed since 2011 and is one of the few – anywhere in the world – that is devoted exclusively to artsong. In that context he has collaborated with a great number of celebrated soloists of the lied genre in roughly 100 recitals.
On CAvi-music he recorded with baritone Andrè Schuen songs by Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Frank Martin and a Schubert album Wanderer; with Roman Trekel most famous Loewe Ballades, with Stella Doufexis Hamlet Echoes, with Konstantin Krimmel Liszt Songs and the album Liebe with the soprano Katharina Konradi.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 3
Daniel Heide
Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang
Andreas Bauer Kanabas & Daniel Heide
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 2
Daniel Heide
Franz Liszt
Der du von dem Himmel bist
Konstantin Krimmel & Daniel Heide
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 1
Daniel Heide
Various composers
Prémices, Songs
Sheva Tehoval | Daniel Heide
Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert
Katharina Konradi & Daniel Heide
Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Patrick Grahl & Daniel Heide
Johannes Brahms
Viola Sonata, Op. 120, Piano Trio, Op. 114
Daniel Heide | Andreas Willwohl | Isang Enders
Franz Schubert
Franz Liszt , Petrarca Sonnets
Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide
Schubert, Wanderer
Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide
Robert Schumann, Frank Martin, Hugo Wolf
Andrè Schuen / Daniel Heide
Carl Loewe
Lieder & Balladen
Roman Trekel / Daniel Heide
Clarke - Hindemith - Bloch: '1919 '
Barbara Buntrock / Daniel Heide