Daniel Barenboim

Classical music, Conductor

1942 –


Who is Daniel Barenboim?

Daniel Barenboim, KBE is an Israeli Argentine-born pianist and conductor. He has served as music director of several major symphonic and operatic orchestras and made numerous recordings.

Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. Barenboim is also known for his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, France's Légion d'honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz and Willy Brandt Award, and, together with the Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said, Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award. He has won seven Grammy awards for his work and discography.

Famous Quotes:

  • Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.


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Nov 15, 1942
Buenos Aires
Also known as
  • Barenboim, Daniel
  • Danny
  • Judaism
  • Jewish people
  • Argentinian Jews
  • Israel
  • Argentina
  • Spain
  • State of Palestine
  • Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
  • Teatro alla Scala
    (2011/10 - )
  • Orchestre de Paris
  • Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    ( - 2006/06/17)
  • Berlin State Opera
    (1992 - )
Lived in
  • Buenos Aires
  • Berlin

on July 23, 2013