Daniel Barenboim

Argentina, 1942

Daniel Barenboim is a pianist and conductor. At an early age, he drew attention to his performances of Beethoven’s piano sonatas and in 1966 he became a conductor at the English Chamber Orchestra. Barenboim went on to become artistic and musical director of the Opéra de la Bastille and the State Opera in Berlin, as well as conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has been principal guest conductor at La Scala in Milan since 2006. With Edward Said, he founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999, which is made up of young musicians from Israel and the surrounding Arab nations, improving their mutual relationship.
Nexus playlist of Daniel Barenboim

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The Nexus Institute invited the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim to deliver the Nexus Lecture 2010. More than 900 people listened attentively to Barenboims fascinating vision on ‘The Ethics of Aesthetics’.

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The Times: Barenboim is one of the few musicians in the world who could accurately be described as legendary. Copyright Robert Goddyn.