Mendelssohn gets a Barenboim connectionmain
The Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation in Leipzig has named Elena Bashkirova as its new president.
An outstanding pianist, Bashkirova is artistic director of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, wjich she founded in 1998. She is married to Daniel Barenboim and has two musician sons of that name.
The foundation also has a new managing director Patrick Schmeing, formerly of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn.