Boulez Ensemble

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Dominic Oelze


Lahav Shani

Conductor, Piano

Michael Barenboim


Radek Baborak

French Horn


Leoš Janácek

Concertino für Klavier, zwei Violinen, Viola, Klarinette, Horn und Fagott

Johannes Brahms

Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano E flat Major op. 40

Kareem Roustom

Violin Concerto No.1

World Premiere - commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Young Israeli conductor and pianist Lahav Shani—recently named Zubin Mehta’s successor at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra—made his double debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal last season with a solo recital and conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin. Now he leads the Boulez Ensemble in the season’s second world premiere: a violin concerto by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, with Michael Barenboim as the soloist. Two chamber music works by Janáček and Brahms complete the program.

The world premiere of Kareem Roustom´s work is commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation.