Michael Barenboim

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Michael Barenboim, violinist



Michael Barenboim (born 1985 in Paris) started playing the violin when he was 7 in Berlin, where his teacher were Abraham Jaffe and Axel Wilczok. He is member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2000, of which he is concertmaster since 2003. As such he has played in the Royal Albert Hall in London, the théâtre du Châteet in Paris, the Deutsche Staatsoper and the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Carbegie Hall in New York, Orchestra Hall in Chicago anche the Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, to name a few.
In this orchestra, he played under Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez,; he also partecipated as assistant concertmaster in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. Furthermore, he regularly performs as concert master in the filarminca della Scala.
As a chamber musician, he performed at the Salzburg Fesival, Rheingau Festival, Bonn Beethoven Fest and the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival amongst others.
He is also founder and fist violin of the Erlenbusch quartet, which has performed in Vienna, Berlin, Geneva and Luxenbourg amongst other places.
As a soloist he appeared in the Konzerthaus, the Staatsoper and the Philharmonie in Berlin, in Lisbon, in Chicago, in Caracas amongst other cities and has played the complete Bach solo sonatas and partitas in europe and the Middle East on several occasions. He has performed the Kammerkonzert of Alban berg with members of the West-Eastern Divan in London, Salzburg, Geneva, Essen Berlin, Paris and Vienna. In April 2010 he plays “Anthèmes 2” by Pierre Boulez in the Staatsoper Berlin with the composer present. Most recently he has performed the Schönberg violin concerto in Cologne in May 2011 (with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and pierre Boulez conducting).


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