Boulez Ensemble

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Lahav Shani

Conductor, Piano

Michael Barenboim


Radek Baborák

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.

A Conversation with Kareem Roustom

  • 00:00 - The Genesis: A Spontaneous Improvisation in Buenos Aires
  • 02:06 - Composing for Violin and Michael Barenboim
  • 03:32 - The Concerto: An Offering to Mozart
  • 07:52 - Being a Composer: Dialogue Between Musical Worlds
  • 10:03 - World Premiere at the Pierre Boulez Saal