The 2017-18 season saw American-Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan debut with the London Philharmonic (under Andrés Orozco-Estrada), Helsinki Philharmonic (Alexander Shelley), Aalborg Symfoniorkester (Rafael Payare), Trondheim Symfoniorkester (Guy Braunstein), Philharmonie Zuidnederland (Hans Graf) and National Symphony Orchestra Washington (Gianandrea Noseda), and return to Cincinnati Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the BBC Proms with Minnesota Orchestra.
Highlights of the 2018-19 season include debuts with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, a US tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and returns to the Pittsburgh and Houston Symphony. In recital, Inon will make his International Piano Series debut at the Southbank Centre London, and return to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; he also continues his longstanding collaboration with cellist Alisa Weilerstein as part of the “Transfigured Nights” project alongside violinist Sergey Khachatryan and percussionist Colin Currie. This season also sees Inon begin his tenure as Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest.
Since giving his first concerto performance at the age of eleven, Inon has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony. He has built strong relationships with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, Manfred Honeck, Susanna Mälkki, Rafael Payare, Thomas Søndergård, Michael Tilson Thomas and Jaap van Zweden. He served as the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Artist-in- Association for three years during Alan Gilbert’s tenure.
A passionate advocate for contemporary music, he has premiered works by Matthias Pintscher, Sebastian Currier and Avner Dorman; music by Thomas Adès and Ronald Stevenson featured alongside Ravel and Debussy on his critically acclaimed “Darknesse Visible” album, which made The New York Times’ “Best of 2012” list. Inon recorded the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Academy of St Martin-in-the- Fields, whom recently he led on a play-direct tour of the US.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon went on to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He is a recipient of both the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, and currently resides in New York.