Pianist Inon Barnatan has performed with many of the country’s most esteemed orchestras and conductors. In 2009 he was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant. His album Darknesse Visible was named one of the top classical recordings of 2012 by The New York Times and Instrumental CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine. In fall 2013 he released a CD of Schubert’s late works on Avie.
Highlights of his 2013–14 season include engagements with the Atlanta, Bangor, and Oregon Symphony Orchestras and the Boulder and Fresno Philharmonics. In September 2013 Mr. Barnatan gave the world premiere of a solo piano work by Matthias Pintscher at London’s Wigmore Hall, and he will again join Mr. Pintscher to perform Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Utah Symphony. Mr. Barnatan will give solo and chamber recitals at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Hague, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Society, and The Frederic Chopin Society in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as with the Jerusalem Quartet in Vancouver. He will also tour Europe with cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Mr. Barnatan took part in Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program from 2006–09 and remains a regular performer on Chamber Music Society programs. In 2009 he was the first musician other than the society’s artistic directors to be invited to program concerts, and curated The Schubert Project, a festival of Schubert’s late works; the project was also performed at the Concertgebouw, Festival de México, and Library of Congress.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Mr. Barnatan started playing piano at age three and made his orchestral debut at 11. In 1997 he began studies at Royal Academy of Music and in 2004 pianist Leon Fleisher invited Mr. Barnatan to study and perform Schubert sonatas as part of a Carnegie Hall workshop.