Germany pumps millions into Barenboim’s Said Academymain
The German government paid 20 million Euros for the conductor’s new Middle East project in Berlin.
Culture minister Monika Grütters (below) has now committed to pay 5.5 million Euros a year for running costs.
Up to 100 Arab and Israeli students are expected to enrol.
The chamber music concert hall is a mini-marvel, designed by Frank Gehry and with acoustics by Yasuhisa Toyota.