Inon Barnatan makes his debut with the Leipziger Gewandhausorchester under the baton of Alan Gilbert on October 20 with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, followed by additional performances on October 21 and 22. The final performance in Leipzig is followed by a special “talk and performance” event at which both Inon and Alan join German TV personality Malte Arkona. The long-time collaborators — Alan Gilbert is Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, where Inon Barnatan serves as the inaugural Artist-in-Association — are also presently in the process of recording Beethoven’s complete piano concertos with London’s Academy of St Martin in the Fields, representing the first time that ensemble will have captured the full cycle on disc. 

Inon also performs Beethoven with two other orchestras in October, presenting the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 3 first at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko October 14-16 and then at the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Merlot on October 27 and 29.

In December, Inon looks forward to a complete Beethoven concerto cycle with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille. In the new year, he completes his tenure as New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Association with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Manfred Honeck.


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