“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 is the recipient of both a prestigious 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award, which recognizes “young artists of exceptional accomplishment.” He was recently named the new Music Director of the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest, beginning in 2019. A regular soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, the Israeli pianist recently completed his third and final season as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. After his recent debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Chicago, Baltimore, and Seattle Symphonies, he opened the season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and made recent debuts with both the London and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras.

"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

In recital this season, Barnatan returns to venues including New York’s 92nd Street Y and London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, besides making Carnegie Hall appearances with soprano Renée Fleming and his regular duo partner, cellist Alisa Weilerstein. A sought-after chamber musician, he is a former member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program, and makes regular CMS appearances. His passion for contemporary music has seen him commission and perform many works by living composers, including premieres of pieces by Thomas Adès, Sebastian Currier, Avner Dorman, Alan Fletcher, Joseph Hallman, Alasdair Nicolson, Andrew Norman, and Matthias Pintscher.

“A born Schubertian” (Gramophone), 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. His most recent album release is a live recording of Messiaen’s 90-minute masterpiece Des canyons aux étoiles (“From the Canyons to the Stars”), in which he played the formidable solo piano part at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. His 2015 Decca Classics release, Rachmaninov & Chopin: Cello Sonatas with Alisa Weilerstein, earned rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.


May Concerts with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

From May 6-8, Inon Barnatan performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in concerts of Fauré and Beethoven – he is joined onstage by violinist Augustin Hadelich, violist Matthew Lipman, and cellist Clive Greensmith.


Together, they highlight a curated program titled “Tempest in C minor,” presenting the Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor and the Fauré Quartet No. 1 for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello. They perform in New York on May 6 & 8, travelling to Chicago's Harris Theatre in between on May 7.

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  • June 22 2018
  • June 23 2018
  • June 24 2018
Hyogo, Japan

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Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra
Rossen Milanov, conductor
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • June 26 2018
Tokyo, Japan

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Toppan HallDEBUSSY: Suite Bergamasque
THOMAS ADÈS: Darkness Visible
RAVEL: Gaspard de la Nuit
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • June 28 2018
Seoul, South Korea

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Kumho Art HallDEBUSSY: Suite Bergamasque
ADÈS: Darkness Visible
RAVEL: Gaspard de la Nuit
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • July 7 2018
Bellingham, WA

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Bellingham Festival OrchestraSAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • July 9 2018
Seattle, WA

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Seattle Chamber Music Society
Bion Tsang, cello
FAURÉ: Élégie for Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 24
BARBER: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6
  • July 9 2018
Seattle, WA

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Seattle Chamber Music SocietyRACHMANINOFF: 6 Moments Musicaux Op. 16
  • July 11 2018
Seattle, WA

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Seattle Chamber Music Society
James Ehnes, violin
Stephen Rose, violin
Jun Iwasaki, violin
Rebecca Albers, viola
Cameron Crozman, cello
CHAUSSON: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21
  • July 14 2018
Vienna, VA

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Wolf Trap
National Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23


Des Canyons aux Étoiles…

Rachmaninov & Chopin Cello Sonatas


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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