New Year's Concert 2022 to be conducted by Maestro Daniel Barenboim
The Vienna Philharmonic is pleased to announce that the New Year's Concert 2022 will be performed under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim.
The artistic collaboration with Maestro Barenboim as conductor began in 1989, although he first appeared with the orchestra as pianist in 1965. Since then he has conducted many joint concerts, including two New Year's Concerts (2009 and 2014), one Summer Night Concert (2009), Philharmonic subscription concerts, guest appearances and tours.
Daniel Froschauer, Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, emphasizes the artist's outstanding role for the orchestra: "Daniel Barenboim occupies an extraordinary place in the history of the Vienna Philharmonic. We have not only enjoyed a long and fruitful artistic partnership with him, but also a great friendship. We are grateful to Maestro Barenboim for conducting the first Vienna Philharmonic concert after the Corona Lockdown in June 2020 at the Musikverein. Next year, he will also celebrate his 80th birthday. As a sign of this deep artistic bond, we will ask him to take the podium of the New Year's Concert for the third time on January 1, 2022."