Lahav Shani and Michael Barenboim – Boulez Ensemble XVIII – Roustom, Brahms, Janácek
World Premiere - commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation
Leos 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: Violine Concerto No.1
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, son of Daniel 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.
Shani Lahav is a grant recipient of the AICF.