A conversation with Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom about his new Violin Concerto, his influences, and the work as a composer today. The concerto, written for Michael Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble, will be premiered at the Pierre Boulez Saal on March 6, 2019, and it will be conducted by young Israeli conductor and pianist Lahav Shani—recently named Zubin Mehta’s successor at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
00:00 - The Genesis: A Spontaneous Improvisation in Buenos Aires
02:06 - Composing for Violin and Michael Barenboim
03:32 - The Concerto: An Offering to Mozart
07:52 - Being a Composer: Dialogue Between Musical Worlds
10:03 - World Premiere at the Pierre Boulez Saal
Learn more: boulezsaal.de/event/boulez-ensemble-xviii/2019_03_06_1930