Berlin adds a new attraction to its cultural crown with the Pierre Boulez concert hall. Designed by star architect Frank Gehry, it's part of the new Barenboim-Said Academy founded by Daniel Barenboim.
A center for chamber music, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the new Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin's concert-space-in-the-round has started its public life with a 3-hour concert. President Gauck was in attendance.
Sarah Willis meets star violinist Lisa Batiashvili preparing for her first performance in the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and top concert hall acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota reveals how to create such a perfect acoustic.
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
The programme 'Next Generation - Short Tiger' is a Cannes tradition that highlights the talents of German film students and allows short film animations and dramas to stand tall.
Amos Oz, one of Israel's greatest living authors, has also been a preeminent peace activist and remains a passionate advocate of a two-state solution in his homeland. He tells DW how he believes peace can be achieved.
She has the same manager as Britney Spears -- and she's said to be the next Lady Gaga: Kim Petras. The Cologne-born singer is known in Germany for her transsexuality; in the U-S, she's an up-and-coming pop star.
Over 10,000 Israelis live in Berlin, among them many creative types. What draws them to the capital of Germany, the country responsible for the Holocaust? An author, a musician, and a director from Israel explain.
Forgot Mother’s Day again and it’s too late to send flowers? Then let your mother know that you care – electronically! Here are the best virtual greeting cards that you can send today.
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