In the summer of 2006, Elena quite unintentionally became a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said in 1999 in order to bring young Israeli and Arab musicians into dialogue with each other. The Lebanon war had just broken out, and the

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Elena Cheah was the editor of Daniel Barenboim’s book Everything is Connected, a collection of essays on the parallels between music and life. It has been published in numerous other languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Japanese. Continue reading