The 78-year-old piano virtuoso and conductor currently serves as the Artistic Director and General Music Director of the Berlin State Opera, a position he will hold until 2027.
His previous engagements with the Vienna Philharmonic include the New Year's Concerts in 2009 and 2014, a Summer Night Concert in 2009, Philharmonic subscription concerts, guest appearances, and tours.
"Daniel Barenboim occupies an extraordinary place in the history of the Vienna Philharmonic," Daniel Froschauer, Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, said.
"We have not only enjoyed a long and fruitful artistic partnership with him, but also a great friendship. We are grateful to Maestro Barenboim for conducting the first Vienna Philharmonic concert after the Corona Lockdown in June 2020 at the Musikverein. Next year, he will also celebrate his 80th birthday. As a sign of this deep artistic bond, we will ask him to take the podium of the New Year's Concert for the third time on January 1, 2022."