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Daniel Barenboim

Born: 15-Nov-1942
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Pianist, Conductor

Nationality: Israel
Executive summary: Director, Berlin State Opera

Father: Enrique Barenboim
Mother: Aida Schuster
Wife: Jacqueline du Pré (cellist, m. 15-Jan-1967, d. 19-Oct-1987)
Wife: Elena Bashkirova (pianist, extramarital affair then m. 1988, two sons)
Son: David Arthur (b. 1983)
Son: Michael (b. 1985)

    University: Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome (1956)

    La Scala Principal Guest Conductor (2006-)
    Berlin State Opera Music Director (1992-)
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director (1991-2006)
    Orchestre de Paris Music Director (1975-89)
    Wolf Prize in Arts 2004
    Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2009

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Author of books:
A Life in Music (2003)

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