Daniel Barenboim was born in 1942 in Buenos Aires. At the age of five he received his first piano lessons, first from his mother. Later, he studied with his father, who remained his only piano teacher. He gave his first public concert at the age of seven in Buenos Aires. In 1952 he moved with his parents to Israel. At the age of eleven Daniel Barenboim took part in conducting classes of Igor Markevich in Salzburg.