Inon Barnatan


Inon Barnatan Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

Celebrated for his poetic sensibility, probing intellect, and consummate artistry, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan is currently in his third and final season as the inaugural artist-in-association of the New York Philharmonic, appearing as soloist in subscription concerts, taking part in regular chamber performances, and acting as ambassador for the orchestra. In the 2016-17 season he debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony. He also tours the US with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and performs in Europe with his frequent recital partner Alisa Weilerstein. Other highlights include concerto performances in Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia, the complete Beethoven concerto cycle in Marseille, and several concerts at London's Wigmore Hall. A recipient of both the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, he has performed with many of the world’s foremost orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; the Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra; and the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon. "A born Schubertian" (Gramophone), Mr. Barnatan’s critically acclaimed discography includes Avie and Bridge recordings of the Austrian composer’s solo piano works, as well as Darknesse Visible, which scored a coveted place on the New York Times’ “Best of 2012” list. In 2015 he and Weilerstein released the Decca Classics album Rachmaninov & Chopin: Cello Sonatas, which earned rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a former member of Chamber Music Society Two.