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Daniel Heide


Biography highlights

Daniel Heide grew up in Weimar and first joined the gifted-pupil class of Prof. Sigrid Lehmstedt at the “Belvedere” special school for music at the age of six.

He studied piano at university level in Weimar and soon concentrated singlemindedly on work with singers - attending master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Christa Ludwig - and chamber-music performance.

Numerous lieder recitals and chamber concerts in many German cities, in Austria, Switzerland, France, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Greece, the Czech Republic and Iceland are proof of his intensive concert activities.


In addition to his regular work with such singers as Stella Doufexis, Ingeborg Danz, Melanie Diener, Britta Schwarz, Roman Trekel, Andrè Schuen and Tobias Berndt he has played lieder recitals with Christoph Pregardien, Simone Kermes, Luca Pisaroni, Johannes Weisser, Ruth Ziesak, Anna Lucia Richter, Norma Nahoun, Sybilla Rubens and Lothar Odinius.

He has also played sonata-recitals and chamber music with Tabea Zimmermann, Antje Weithaas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Barbara Buntrock, Pauline Sachse, Benoit Fromanger, Julian Steckel, Isand Enders, Alexander Kniazev and Konstanze von Gutzeit. As an orchestral musician he performed with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Dresden Philhamonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra amongst others.


One key element in Daniel Heide’s career as accompanist is the establishment of the concert series “The lyrical salon - lieder recitals at Schloss Ettersburg”. Under his artistic direction, lieder have been sung there one evening a month since May 2011.


The Franz Liszt prizewinner teaches at the conservatoires of Berlin (the “Hanns Eisler”) and Weimar (the “Franz Liszt”).

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