Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. This three-season appointment sees him appear as soloist in subscription concerts, take part in regular chamber performances, and act as ambassador for the orchestra. Recent appearances have included playing and leading Mozart’s Concerto no. 13 with San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra, debuts with the Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle, Nashville, San Diego and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, and a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in Marseilles.
Awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, Barnatan has performed extensively with many of the world’s foremost orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Jerusalem and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. He has worked with such distinguished conductors as Roberto Abbado, James Gaffigan, Matthias Pintscher, David Robertson, Edo De Waart and Pinchas Zukerman. Passionate about contemporary music, he recently premiered new pieces composed for him by Pintscher and Sebastian Currier.
“A born Schubertian” (Gramophone), Barnatan’s critically acclaimed discography includes Avie and Bridge recordings of the Austrian composer’s solo piano works, as well as Darknesse Visible, which scored a coveted place on the New York Times’ “Best of 2012” list. His Chopin and Rachmaninov duo sonatas album, recorded with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, was released on Decca Classics.