ABOUT INON BARNATAN

Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan is known widely for his compelling and insightful musicianship and elegant virtuosity, and as “a true poet of the keyboard, refined, searching [and] unfailingly communicative” (London’s Evening Standard). He has performed extensively with the world’s important orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, and he has worked with distinguished conductors such as Robert Abbado, Lawrence Foster, James Gaffigan, and Pinchas Zukerman.

"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

Awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, he was recently named the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist in Association, a three-season appointment that promises multiple concerto and chamber collaborations with the orchestra. Barnatan’s recordings are critically acclaimed, and his album Darknesse Visible was named one of the “Best of 2012” by the New York Times. BBC Music magazine, in a review of his 2013 recording of Schubert’s late sonatas, declared that “this is superior playing, in which penetrating musicianship, compelling interpretive insight and elegant pianism achieve near perfect equilibrium.”

In the coming season Mr Barnatan will return to the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, The Orchestre National de France and Louisville, New Jersey, Ulster, Vancouver and Quebec Symphony Orchestras, and perform with the Atlanta, Eugene, Milwaukee and National Arts Centre Orchestras. He will also make his solo recital debuts at the Celebrity Series of Boston and at the Harris Theater in Chicago, as well as European festivals such as the Chopin festival in Warsaw and the Jacobins festival in Toulouse, amongst others.

NEWS

Barnatan Subculture 9-25-2014

The New York Times – A Multitude of Voices for a Busy Young Pianist, From Bach to Liszt to Jazz: Inon Barnatan at SubCulture’s PianoFest

On Tuesday he demonstrated, in one of the most thoughtful and effective recitals I have heard from a pianist under 40, a sensitivity reminiscent of two other New York institutions, Emanuel Ax and Murray Perahia. Publish Date: September 25, 2014 Read more
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Classic Toulouse: Piano Revelation

Throughout this wonderful evening Inon Barnatan’s playing was living, vibrant, colorful, and constantly changing... every detail was technically dazzling. Published: September 13, 2014 Read More
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The New York Times Fall Arts Preview & Times 100

It is a busy season in New York for the talented Israeli-born pianist, who plays a solo recital at SubCulture in September, a program with the Jerusalem Quartet at the 92nd Street Y in October and concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, both in November. He also begins a multiyear term as the New York Philharmonic’s first “artist in association,” an intriguing position intended to give rising artists extensive exposure to the orchestra’s audiences. In December he plays a chamber recital with Philharmonic musicians and his frequent collaborator, the cellist Alisa Weilerstein, then Dvorak’s Piano Quintet on the stage of Avery Fisher Hall in February before his full-orchestra debut in March with Ravel’s Concerto in G Published: September 5, 2014 Read More - and more here  
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Los Angeles Times: McGegan and Barnatan cavort with Mozart at Hollywood Bowl

Barnatan has a sharp wit to go along with his marvelously varied touch, a melting, rhetorical way of closing a phrase, pointing out every detail in the finale with impish delight that was clear to all from his expressions on the giant video screens. Published: August 22, 2014 Read More  
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Wall Street Journal – Fall Forward: Insiders’ Picks for the Arts & Entertainment Season

I think SubCulture is a really cool and fantastic addition to New York. It has this downtown/uptown blend, where you have a downtown club feel but still have concentration and focus. Between now and Sept. 27 they have "PianoFest." I like the variety—that classical and jazz and folk are equally likely to have an evening there. Published: September 19, 2014 Read More  
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The New York Times: The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012

“Each piece on this recording by the brilliant and thoughtful pianist Inon Barnatan was inspired by a literary work…” Published: December 20, 2012 Read More

SCHEDULE

  • January 29 2014
Stockholm, Sweden

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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Susanna Mälkki
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • September 27 2014
  • September 29 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre

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Vancouver Symphony
Bramwell Tovey
BRAHMS: concerto no 1
  • October 16 2014
Eugene, OR – Hult Performing Arts Center

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Eugene Symphony
Danail Rachev
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • October 23 2014
  • October 25 2014
  • October 29 2014
New York, NY – 92nd St. Y

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Jerusalem String QuartetBRAHMS Festival
  • November 3 2014
Chicago, IL – Harris Theater

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Solo RecitalWorks by BACH, FRANCK, BARBER & SCHUBERT
  • November 6 2014
Birmingham, AL – Samford University, Brock Recital Hall

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Solo RecitalSolo Recital
  • November 8 2014
Pullman, WA – Jones Theatre

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Washington Idaho SymphonyCHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • November 9 2014
Pullman, WA – Clarkston High School Auditorium

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Washington Idaho SymphonyCHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1

DISCOGRAPHY

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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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