Daniel Barenboim, the conductor of the Berlin State Opera and Berliner Staatskapelle, is an institution in Berlin and one of the most talked-about figures in classical music.
The performance of his annual West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at Berlin’s Waldbühne was attended by a massive audience of 22,000, including Chancellor Angela Merkel this year. And last weekend, he performed at the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
But his family is not as well known, even though his sons are also professional musicians. His younger son Michael is a concert violinist and David, his older son, has produced the beats for many German hip-hop artists.
Going by the name of KD-Supier, David Barenboim has made a name for himself on the German rap scene.