“One of the most admired pianists of his generation”

The New york times

Upcoming performances

La Jolla SummerFest 2024

La Jolla, CA

Inon's 6th season as music director of the world-renowned music festival in La Jolla, California, will run between July 26 and August 24, 2024.

Click the link to explore the 2024 festival, "Inside Stories".

July 26- August 24, 2024

La Jolla SummerFest: OPENING NIGHT: A Deal with the Devil

La Jolla, CA

Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514

Inon Barnatan, piano

Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Continuo “The Devil’s Trill”

Augustin Hadelich, violin; Inon Barnatan, harpsichord; TBA, cello  

Caprice No. 24 in A Minor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

Thomas Adès, conductor; TBD, actor; Alexi Kenney, violin; Mark Simpson, clarinet; Eleni Katz, bassoon; Chris Coletti, cornet; James Miller, trombone; Michael Yeung, percussion; Anthony Manzo, bass

July 26, 2024

La Jolla SummerFest: Danse Macabre

La Jolla, CA

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor “Obsession”  

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Danse Macabre for Violin and Piano, Op. 40

Augustin Hadelich, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano

Dirty Beasts

TBD, narrator; Inon Barnatan, piano; Rose Lombardo, flute/piccolo; Nicholas Daniel, oboe; Mark Simpson, clarinet/bass clarinet; Eleni Katz, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, horn

Catch – US Premiere

Mark Simpson, clarinet; Alexi Kenney, violin; Jay Campbell, cello; Thomas Adès, piano

La Valse for Two Pianos

Thomas Adès, Inon Barnatan, pianos

String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”

Andrew Wan, Tessa Lark, violins; Teng Li, viola; Jonathan Swensen, cello

July 27, 2024
latest album

Rachmaninoff Reflections

Inon Barnatan presents an album of Rachmaninoff's most piano cherished works alongside Barnatan's own transcriptions, set to release on November 10th with various selections to release as singles throughout October.

SEE album details

The evening’s undisputed star was Barnatan… From barely audible, feathery trills to heaven-storming thunderbolts, Barnatan orchestrated every phrase with sovereign mastery… fine music-making wedded to astounding technique.

The Washington Post

“A breathtaking charisma that comes from gorgeously turned out technique, a masterly sense of color, and an expressiveness that can question, weep, or shout joy from the rooftops.”

Philadelphia Inquirer