Two music directors play in Barenboim’s orchestra

Two music directors play in Barenboim’s orchestra


norman lebrecht

August 16, 2020

Among the musicians who turned out for Daniel Barenboim’s Berlin performance of Schoenberg’s Kammersymphonie, Boulez Mémoriale, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, our mole spotted Domingo Hindoyan in the violins and Lahav Shani among the double basses.

Hindoyan is the new music director at e Royal LiverpoolPhilharmonic; Shani is chief of the Israel Phil and Rotterdam Phil.




  • Been Here Before says:

    I was also expecting a special appearance by John Borstlap in the Boulez Memoriale!

  • Hagrid Johnson says:

    Rather inappropriate for highly-paid maestros to mix with impoverished freelancers, flouting their wealth in a show of total unabashed arrogance. Shame.

  • Helke says:

    …and they both are very bad conductors !

  • Mustard says:

    Shani is a bass player? Mehta was. What are the odds there!

    • Mock Mahler says:

      The most illustrious conductor-bass player was Serge Koussevitzky, who had been principal of the Bolshoi and who wrote a concerto for bass that was recorded by Gary Karr.

  • KANANPOIKA says:

    Schönberg: Kammersinfonie Nr. 1 or 2….?

    • jolly says:

      No. 1. The same that was played at the Proms in 2015, before the Beethoven Triple Concerto. And the Boulez Memoriale was played at the Proms as well, in 2012, when Barenboim tried to pair the Beethoven symphonies with Boulez pieces.

  • stweart says:

    …and in Saltzburg, Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra player and soloist

  • Iain Scott says:

    Domingo Hindoyan joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as Chief Conductor in September 2021.