A new IMZ Member: Pierre Boulez Saal

Author: IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Pierre Boulez Saal enriches the cultural life of Berlin with about 150 events per season. The classical + romantic repertoire naturally coexists with 20th century classics + contemporary music.

  • Pierre Boulez Saal Logo | Copyright: © Pierre Boulez Saal

    Pierre Boulez Saal Logo © Pierre Boulez Saal

The Pierre Boulez Saal also a home in Europe for music from the Arab and Persian world and a place for improvised music and jazz. Another focus is on lecture concerts, talks, and discussions. Designed by Frank Gehry, the hall has a unique architectural profile, with its elliptical shape inviting audience and artists to become one community—there is no separation here between stage and auditorium. The concert hall provides a space for dialogue in which music can be shared on multiple levels. Many influences—cultural, artistic, humanistic, architectural, and historical—combine to create a place where people should be able to communicate, to listen, and to understand.

The Pierre Boulez Saal is the public face of the Barenboim-Said Akademie. This state-recognized, federally-funded music conservatory was created in the spirit of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, established in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and the late American-Palestinian literary scholar Edward W. Said to bring together as equals young Arab and Israeli musicians. In 2012, Barenboim founded the Barenboim-Said Akademie to train young musicians from the Middle East and Northern Africa. It is a vibrant home for learning and a vital investment in the future of music and our global community.



A report on the cultural economy before + after Covid-19

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

With facts + figures, “Rebuilding Europe: the cultural and creative economy before and after Covid-19” by EY Consulting illustrates the significance of the sector and the effects of Covid-19. Read it here!

Met stars live in concert

Clasart Classic

The Met presents a recital series featuring some of opera’s biggest stars performing in striking locations across Europe and the U.S.

Alban Berg's Wozzeck

Clasart Classic

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck.

The Twilight of Dreams


The Teatro Massimo has found an answer what to do when no audience is allowed and the original production can't be presented!


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.