Music and Humanism
Education through music is a founding principle of three institutions linked by this unique project; the Barenboim-Said Akademie, the Pierre Boulez Saal and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Founded in 2012 by Daniel Barenboim, the Barenboim-Said Akademie launched its program for musicians from the Middle East in its new home on Berlin‘s Französische Strasse in October 2016.
The curriculum is a reflection of the academy’s philosophy that a musical education must be enriched with a thorough knowledge of the Humanities. The academy is another ideal environment for the thinking ear.
Humanism is the only, and I would go
as far as to say the final resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history.