The Daniel Barenboim Stiftung is the umbrella organization for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the Barenboim-Said Akademie with the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. The foundation supports transcultural dialogue through musical education and concerts. To continue and develop our mission in realizing a multitude of projects, we rely on the generosity of private donors and organizations.

With your support you help facilitate, among many other things, the maintenance, rental, and purchase of musical instruments and printed music for all organizations of the foundation; rehearsals and workshops of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; materials and scholarship programs for the Barenboim-Said Akademie; as well as events at the Pierre Boulez Saal that reinforce the connection to the Barenboim-Said Akademie, including academy or lecture concerts, seminars, and more.

How to support

Whether you are an individual or an organisation, whether you are based in Germany or abroad—there are many ways to support the activities of the foundation:

Alternatively, you make a transfer to the account of the foundation:

Deutsche Bank IBAN DE 08100700000761892900


Whichever way you choose, please rest assured of Maestro Daniel Barenboim’s gratitude.


Lisa Hogrebe 

Head of Creative Partnerships

Daniel Barenboim Stiftung


T: +49 (0)30 2096 717-16

Why not donate your unused instrument to the Daniel Barenboim Foundation? For our music and education projects we need instruments of all levels, for young musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, and the Barenboim-Said Music Center in Ramallah. The investment in an instrument can be a huge hurdle, especially for families of our less wealthy students. By loaning instruments, we can significantly lower this threshold as well as giving them the chance to switch to a better instrument once their level of musicianship requires such a change.

All instruments given out as a loan by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation remain its property. All instruments will be checked, assessed, set up, and insured by the foundation, before they are made available to our students.

Many thanks to the following instrument donors:

Walter Scholefield, Zhenhua Ling, Madeleine Carruzzo, José Content (in memoriam), Axel Wilczok (in memoriam), Elena Bashkirova, Ingeborg Lichey (in memoriam), Anette Kohlen, Markus Strauch, Dr. Christian Zschocke, Claudia Lutschewitz.