Welcome

DEAN OF THE AKADEMIE’S WELCOME

Welcome to the Barenboim-Said Akademie, a new music institution of higher-learning in the heart of Berlin. 

The Barenboim-Said Akademie is a vibrant and exciting place to study. Our intimate school features a faculty of world-renowned performers and scholars dedicated to shaping the future of music performance, a state-of-the-art concert facility in the Pierre Boulez Saal that attracts today’s most celebrated artists, and a curriculum that fully integrates humanities and music studies with course offerings above and beyond those of a standard music education. 

At the heart of the Barenboim-Said Akademie is a spirit of inclusion and diversity; we celebrate excellence in its many shapes and forms and bring together a community of people of varied backgrounds and life experiences. 
Our uniting mission is simple: to create music and listen openly. It is through playing and listening that students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie accept the differences of others, debate with an open mind and heart, and embody the humanistic ideals of the Enlightenment.

This is an Akademie forged in the pedagogic spirit of Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim, bridging the fierce ideological divides first broached by their West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and sustaining a dialogue that defies the political rifts that plague our world today.

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