ABOUT INON BARNATAN

Celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect, and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. This unprecedented three-season appointment sees him appear as soloist in subscription concerts, take part in regular chamber performances, and act as ambassador for the orchestra.

"a complete artist: a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed, and a capable contemporary-music pianist as well.” 

Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic

"One of the most admired pianists of his generation" (New York Times), Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. He was a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award in 2015, recognizing “young artists of exceptional accomplishment,” as well as the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009. This year he embarks on his third and final season as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic, in which capacity he plays Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto in February under the baton of Manfred Honeck. Barnatan also collaborates with Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, who calls him “the complete artist: a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed, and a capable contemporary-music pianist as well.” The two perform Beethoven’s Second Concerto this season for Barnatan’s Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra debut, after joining forces in recent months with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields to record that orchestra’s first complete Beethoven concerto cycle on disc.

The pianist opens his 2016-17 season playing and leading Mozart’s Concerto No. 13 with San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra, followed by a packed schedule that includes debuts with the Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle, Nashville, San Diego and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, and returns to many orchestras and venues around the U.S. He also makes his debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap Van Zweden and his Australian debut with the Queensland Symphony, returns to Tokyo with the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, and performs the complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in Marseilles.

NEWS

Inon Barnatan and Alisa Weilerstein Premiere New Duo by Steven Mackey at Carnegie Hall

October 17 brings three of today’s most compelling artists together for the world premiere of Through Your Fingers at Carnegie Hall. A new Carnegie co-commission from Grammy Award-winner Steven Mackey – “a composer who escapes easy labels” (New York Times”) – the new work was written for MacArthur Award-winning cellist Alisa Weilerstein and Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan. The two are longtime recital partners who have previously premiered new works by Joseph Hallman, and their close rapport has been characterized as “a level of musical symbiosis that transcends casual partnership” (Voix des Arts). For the upcoming Carnegie concert, they juxtapose Mackey’s new composition with Mendelssohn’s impassioned Second Cello Sonata and the sole contributions to the genre by Britten and Rachmaninoff.

October 17, 2017
New York, NY
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Inon Barnatan, piano
MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D
BRITTEN: Cello Sonata
STEVEN MACKEY: Through Your Fingers (world premiere of Carnegie Hall co-commission)
RACHMANINOFF: Cello Sonata

Preview: Inon’s 2017-2018 Season

Inon Barnatan's 2017-2018 season sees showcases of the Fletcher Concerto, debuts with the London Philharmonic, a duo tour with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and more. (more…)
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Listen live to Inon’s BBC Proms Debut on August 14

Inon Barnatan makes his BBC Proms debut on August 14, performing the Ravel Piano Concerto in G major. His appearance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kazushi Ono, is bookended by Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and the European premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Hibiki.

Listen live to Inon’s Proms performance on BBC Radio 3 on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:30pm EST/7:30pm BST.

Stream the Ravel Piano Concerto in G major, performed by Inon and the New York Philharmonic, on Spotify here.

Inon Returns to London’s Wigmore Hall June 27

Following two performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic (June 23 & 24), led by David Stern, Inon travels to London for a recital at Wigmore Hall (June 27). The program joins suite movements from the baroque era with works by more recent composers who were inspired and influenced by the genre of the baroque suite, and  includes the UK première of Thomas Adès graceful Blanca Variations, written as part of Adès most recent acclaimed opera, The Exterminating Angle.
Later this summer Inon will perform his last concert with the New York Philharmonic as Artist in Association and return to London to make his debut at the BBC Proms (Aug 14). Read more about Inon’s summer here.
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Inon Barnatan Debuts at BBC Proms; Plays Wigmore Hall Recital, World Premiere in Aspen & Four More Festivals This Summer

After a season of major debuts, his recent debut with the Chicago Symphony, Inon Barnatan – “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times) – makes his BBC Proms debut in August, playing Ravel’s jazz-influenced G major Piano Concerto. At the Aspen Music Festival this summer he plays the world premiere of Festival President and CEO Alan Fletcher’s new Piano Concerto, and at Bravo! Vail he makes the final appearance of his three-year tenure as the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Artist-in-Association, joining the orchestra and Music Director Alan Gilbert for Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto. Rounding out his orchestral appearances, Barnatan plays two performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, led by David Stern. He also plays several high-profile solo recitals this summer, at London’s Wigmore Hall, in Aspen, and at the Seattle and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festivals. A committed chamber musician, he plays two chamber concerts in Seattle, and joins the Dover Quartet in Santa Fe for a performance of Shostakovich’s superlative Piano Quintet in G minor. Finally, he participates in three chamber concerts at La Jolla’s Summerfest, including one with his frequent recital partner, cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Read more here

Debut with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (May 25, 27 & 30)

Inon Barnatan makes his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Jesús López-Cobos, with three performances of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.  The work is often performed at summer festivals or on all-American programs. But the pianist believes it deserves to be presented on regular subscription programs like any other piano concerto. It also needs the fusion of classical and jazz to work successfully: “It’s so much fun for me to explore that because I’m a big jazz fan.” - More information Here

SCHEDULE

  • October 15 2017
Philadelphia, PA

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – Verizon Hall
Recital with Renée Fleming
BRAHMS: "Ständchen," Op. 106, No. 1
BRAHMS: "Die Mainacht," Op. 43, No. 2
BRAHMS: "Mondnacht"
BRAHMS: "Da unten im Tale" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6
BRAHMS: "Meine Liebe ist grün," Op. 63, No. 5
BRAHMS: "Wiegenlied," Op. 49, No. 4
BRAHMS: "Vergebliches Ständchen," Op. 84, No. 4
ANDRÉ PREVIN: Lyrical Yeats
ANDRÉ PREVIN: "I Can Smell the Sea Air" from A Streetcar Named Desire
FAURÉ: Cinq Mélodies “De Venise,” Op. 58: “Mandoline”
FAURÉ: Clair De lune, Op. 46/2
BIZET: Soirée en mer
DELIBES: Les Filles de Cadix
KORNAUTH: Selections from Lieder, Op. 37
R. STRAUSS: Selections from Ariadne auf Naxos
  • October 16 2017
Philadelphia, PA

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Perelman Theater
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata in D major, Op. 58
DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata
DE FALLA: Suite Populaire Espagnole
CHOPIN: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
  • October 17 2017
New York, NY

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Carnegie Hall
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
BRITTEN: Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 65
STEVEN MACKEY: Through Your Fingers (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
RACHMANINOFF: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
  • October 19 2017
  • October 20 2017
Fort Worth, TX

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Kimbell Art Museum
With Alisa Weilerstein
MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
BRITTEN: Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 65
STEVEN MACKEY: Through Your Fingers
RACHMANINOFF: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
  • October 23 2017
New York, NY

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Carnegie Hall
Recital with Renée Fleming
BRAHMS: "Ständchen," Op. 106, No. 1
BRAHMS: "Die Mainacht," Op. 43, No. 2
BRAHMS: "Mondnacht"
BRAHMS: "Da unten im Tale" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6
BRAHMS: "Meine Liebe ist grün," Op. 63, No. 5
BRAHMS: "Wiegenlied," Op. 49, No. 4
BRAHMS: "Vergebliches Ständchen," Op. 84, No. 4
ANDRÉ PREVIN: Lyrical Yeats
ANDRÉ PREVIN: "I Can Smell the Sea Air" from A Streetcar Named Desire
R. STRAUSS: Selections from Ariadne auf Naxos
KORNAUTH: Selections from Lieder, Op. 37
CAROLINE SHAW: New Work (world premiere; commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • October 27 2017
London, UK

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London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
  • October 28 2017
Brighton, UK

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London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eugene Tzigane, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
  • November 2 2017
Celle, Germany

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Schlosstheater Celle
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 102
STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne
STEVEN MACKEY: Through Your Fingers
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99

DISCOGRAPHY

Rachmaninov & Chopin Cello Sonatas

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Schubert Late Sonatas

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Darknesse Visible

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Works for Piano and Violin

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Inon Barnatan Plays Schubert

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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