November 15, 1942 in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daniel Barenboim, KBE (German: [baːrənboim], Hebrew: דניאל ברנבוים; born 15 November 1942) is an Argentine-Israeli pianist and conductor who is also a citizen of Palestine and Spain. He is general music director of the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.