About the Event
Marvel at the unmatched spectacularity as Daniel Barenboim performs piano masterpieces at the revered Philharmonie Berlin in Berlin.
The Philharmonie is a concert hall opened in 1963 in West Berlin. It is considered the musical heart of the German capital, as well as the new urban centre after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall. Its distinctive bright yellow exterior and unusual tent‐like shape quickly made it a city landmark. The surprising design and architecture were initially viewed negatively by many, but the Philharmonie is now considered a model for concert halls worldwide. The architect, Hans Scharoun, aimed to design a concert hall in which the focal point — the musicians on the concert platform — is equally visible from every seat, an aim that gave rise to the hall's unusual shape. Since its inauguration, the Berliner Philharmonie has hosted numerous concerts, often featuring acclaimed soloists and conductors.
|Conductor Piano:|| Barenboim, Daniel |
Daniel Barenboim’s life is an epic spanning continents featuring a star‐studded cast of musical giants and punctuated by remarkable achievements and innumerable awards, accolades, and prizes. Born in Argentina to Russian Jewish parents, Barenboim’s career started behind the piano with an international debut in Vienna and Rome in 1952 before moving towards conducting and musical direction—his current forte. Barenboim is currently head of the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin, ensembles he has stamped with his distinctive personal tastes and approach. In 1999, Maestro Barenboim and Palestinian literary scholar Edward Said established the West‐Eastern Divan Orchestra, which brings together young musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab and North‐African countries and tours internationally every summer.