Pianist Inon Barnatan has been named as the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Association, a major three-season appointment highlighted by multiple concerto and chamber collaborations with the orchestra. Equally commanding in solo and chamber performances, the Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, and the Concertgebouw, among others. He is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and frequently performs as a recital partner of cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Mr. Barnatan has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Dallas, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
As part of his partnership with the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Barnatan makes his 2014–15 subscription debut in March playing Ravel’s concerto under Alan Gilbert. Other season highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Milwaukee Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony. In recital, he performs at London’s Wigmore Hall, Chicago’s Harris Theater, the Celebrity Series of Boston, and in New York City with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jerusalem Quartet, Howland Chamber Music Circle, and members of the New York Philharmonic, with whom he performed Dvořák’s piano quintet in December 2014.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan started piano at the age of three and made his orchestral debut at 11. His studies connect him to some of the last century’s most distinguished pianists and teachers: he studied with Professor Victor Derevianko, himself a pupil of Russian master Heinrich Neuhaus, before studying with Maria Curcio (a student of the legendary Artur Schnabel) and Christopher Elton at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and has since been taught and mentored by Leon Fleisher.