Violinist Michael Barenboim to perform in the Convent
The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society has organised a concert featuring Michael Barenboim, ‘one of the most versatile and talented artists of his generation’.
The recital will be held on November 7 at the Convent Ballroom at 8pm and is organised on behalf of The Parasol Foundation Trust.
“Michael Barenboim lets music, in its diverse and enduring ways, speak for itself through his violin,” said a GPS statement.
“His performances are praised by the critics as stunning, exciting, utterly persuasive and breathtaking.”
Committed to the core classical and romantic repertoire, he is deeply invested and specially recognized for his performances of the 20th century and contemporary repertoire.
Mr Barenboim has a long history of collaboration with the late Pierre Boulez, whose pieces he regularly performs in recital and with the Boulez Ensemble.
He has recorded both Boulez’s Anthèmes one and two on Accentus Music.
His second solo recording with works by Sciarrino, Tartini, Berio and Paganini was released in January 2018 and hailed by the critics as “visionary programming” (BBC Music Magazine), “breathtakingly compelling, and one that’s full of brilliant revelations” (The Strad).
Parallel to his solo concert and recital performances, Mr Barenboim also serves as concertmaster of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and cultivates a continuous and strong involvement in educational activities.
He is Professor for chamber music and violin at the Barenboim-Said Academy, in which he heads the chamber music department, and gives master classes around the world.
For more information contact tel: + 350 200 72134 or online: www.philharmonic.gi.