Barenboim–Said Akademie

Berlin, Germany

Barenboim–Said Akademie

The Barenboim–Said Akademie (German: Barenboim-Said Akademie, Arabic: أكاديمية بارنبويم-سعيد‎, Hebrew: אקדמיית ברנבוים-סעיד‎) is an academy located in Berlin, Germany, offering Bachelor degrees and Artist Diploma certificates in music; it opened on 8 December 2016. It was co-founded by the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim and the literary theorist Edward Said. The academy was financed to a capacity of 90 young musicians, with an admissions focus on the Middle East and North Africa, in the spirit of the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra.