“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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2018 Mostly Mozart Festival with Mark Morris Dance and Ariel Quartet

This summer, Inon Barnatan makes his return to Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2018. Barnatan performs August 9-12 to close out the festival, joined by the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Ariel Quartet, and bassist Timothy Cobb. Together, they present a highly anticipated world premiere crafted to the music of Schubert’s beloved “Trout” Quintet.   Tickets go on sale April 16, with Member Presale starting on April 4.


  • May 19 2018
La Jolla, CA

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Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
Dover Quartet
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Carter Brey, cello
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958
SCHUBERT: Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D. 934
SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
  • May 25 2018
London, UK

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Wigmore HallSCHUBERT: Moments Musicaux, D. 780
AVNER DORMAN: 2 Moments Musicaux
RACHMANINOFF: Moments Musicaux, Op. 16
  • May 30 2018
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  • June 4 2018
Spoleto USA

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Charleston, SCSpoleto Festival USA
  • June 7 2018
  • June 9 2018
Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
FLETCHER: Piano Concerto
  • June 16 2018
Takasaki, Japan

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Gunma Symphony Orchestra
Naoto Otomo, conductor
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83
  • June 17 2018
Ota, Japan

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Gunma Symphony Orchestra
Naoto Otomo, conductor
Repertoire TBD
  • June 18 2018
Musashino City, Japan

Musashino Civic Cultural HallSCHUBERT: 6 Moments Musicaux D. 780
AVNER DORMAN: 2 Moments Musicaux
RACHMANINOFF: 6 Moments Musicaux Op. 16
  • June 22 2018
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  • June 24 2018
Hyogo, Japan

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Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra
Rossen Milanov, conductor
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2


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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