Michael Barenboim Joins the Roster
We are excited to welcome violinist Michael Barenboim to our roster for management in North America. A soloist and chamber musician on violin and viola, concertmaster of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and founder of the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble, versatility and creativity are at the forefront of Barenboim’s work. Since his breakthrough as a soloist with Schönberg’s Violin Concerto under the baton of Pierre Boulez in 2011, Michael Barenboim has been firmly anchored in the international concert scene and has since performed with the Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orchestre de Paris and the Spanish National Orchestra. Recital highlights include Wigmore Hall, the Elphilharmonie, Sydney Opera House, Teatro di San Carlo, and the Lucerne Festival. He has played selected works by Pierre Boulez at the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Barbican Centre London, the Opéra national de Paris and the Salzburg Festival.
In the 2023/24 season, Michael Barenboim will appear at the Tsinandali Festival with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Konzerthaus Wien. He will tour with the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble and perform Berg’s Chamber Concerto with the Boulez Ensemble at the Boulez Saal Berlin. After the great success with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra last season, Barenboim, on viola, will join violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to interpret Mozart’s Concertante with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Michael Barenboim’s continued interest in contemporary music has led to his premiering compositions by Jörg Widmann, Kareem Roustom, Matthias Pintscher, and others. He also remains devoted to beloved classics, recording Mozart’s piano quartets and trios and the complete Beethoven piano trios with Kian Soltani and Daniel Barenboim on Deutsche Grammophon. Additional recordings include Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra London in 2023 and Mendelssohn’s “Songs without Words” to be released in spring 2024, both on Linn Records.
Born in 1985, Michael Barenboim is the Dean of the Barenboim-Said Academy as well as a professor of violin and ensemble playing.