About the project
The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival is an annual event held each September at the Jerusalem International YMCA. Pianist Elena Bashkirova and wife of composer and pianist Daniel Barenboim, together with Yehezkel Beinisch established the festival in 1998. The festival features renowned musicians playing unusual arrangements, diverse combinations of instruments, and thematicially-built programs. Each year, the festival commissions a new work that it premieres. Festival ensembles also perform internationally throughout the year.The Jerusalem Foundation annually has supported the festival, including support from gifts raised at events held in New York and Chicago.