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02.09.18
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Inon Barnatan named new SummerFest music director by La Jolla Music Society
The San Diego Union-Tribune
01.01.18
Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, JoAnn Falletta, Christopher Rountree, Inon Barnatan, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Krystian Zimerman, Isabelle Faust, Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Johannes Moser, Alisa Weilerstein, Avi Avital, Mason Bates, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich , Minnesota Orchestra , West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , Kremerata Baltica , The Knights , Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra , VOCES8 , Stephanie Blythe, Kate Lindsey, Christian Van Horn
Best of 2017
10.17.17
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
From cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan, opinions on a spectrum
Philadelphia Inquirer
09.21.17
Ward Stare, Inon Barnatan
Classical review: RPO’s 2017-18 season opener
Rochester City Newspaper
05.11.17
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Inon Barnatan in recital (Philadelphia Chamber Music Society): Variation as the theme
PHIndie
03.20.17
Inon Barnatan, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Review: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, soloists thrill at Kravis
Palm Beach Daily News
03.19.17
Inon Barnatan, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Barnatan, Academy close Arsht series with stylish performances
South Florida Classical Review
02.16.17
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Honeck, Barnatan and Philharmonic serve up exceptional Mahler, Beethoven
New York Classical Review
10.16.16
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Endlessly beautiful music from pianist Inon Barnatan, accompanied by the BSO
The Washington Post
09.28.16
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Review: Pianist Inon Barnatan opens Spivey Hall season with emotionally precise recital
Arts Atlanta
09.19.16
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New Century Chamber Orchestra Finds Gold in Their Silver Season Opener
San Francisco Classical Voice
09.12.16
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Askonas Holt welcomes Inon Barnatan
Askonas Holt
09.08.16
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Pianist Inon Barnatan’s 2016-17 Season Includes Debuts in Leipzig, Chicago, Baltimore and Seattle, Plus Tours of U.S. and Europe
21C Media Group
09.10.15
Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein
Duo Partners Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan Release First Recording Together on Decca October 2
21C
12.11.14
Inon Barnatan
From Bach to Barber with Barnatan
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
12.02.14
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NJSO plays Chopin and Brahms
New Jersey Star-Ledger
11.05.14
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Inon Barnatan, poet, intellectual virtuoso
Chicago Tribune
10.27.14
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Israeli Pianist Inon Barnatan Gives Solo Recitals This Fall in Chicago and Boston, and Plays Chamber Music at NYC’s Alice Tully Hall and 92nd Street Y 
09.10.14
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Israeli Pianist Inon Barnatan Maintains Strong NYC Presence in Inaugural Season as New York Phil’s First Artist-in-Association
21C Media Group
08.22.14
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Review McGegan and Barnatan cavort with Mozart at Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Times
01.25.14
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Pinch-hitting pianist, Milwaukee Symphony deliver deeply moving Brahms
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
01.24.14
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INON BARNATAN Named the New York Philharmonic’s First Artist-in-Association
New York Philharmonic
12.17.13
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A Memorable Recital by Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan
Seen and Heard International
08.13.13
Inon Barnatan, Stefan Jackiw
Beethoven, with finesse, tops Aspen festival weekend
The Aspen Times
05.03.13
Inon Barnatan
ASO review: Substitute pianist Inon Barnatan stuns with Beethoven in Atlanta debut
ArtsAtl
04.21.13
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Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan rule the realm of sonatas for cello and piano
bachtrack
04.12.13
Inon Barnatan
Review: CSO goes big with 'Alpine' symphony
Cincinnati Enquirer
03.20.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Review: With precision technique, Academy of St. Martin orchestra wows Kravis crowd
Palm Beach Daily News
03.20.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Review - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Winter Park/Maitland Observer
03.19.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Two gifted young soloists and the Academy serve up one of the year’s finest concerts at the Broward Center
South Florida Classical Review
03.09.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
St. Martin orchestra presentation fresh, masterful
Worchester Telegram & Gazette
03.08.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields wows in Ventura debut
Ventura County Star
03.04.13
Inon Barnatan, Alisa Weilerstein, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Young soloists noteworthy in Academy's Soka visit
The OC Register
12.20.12
Inon Barnatan, Jennifer Koh, Minnesota Orchestra , Nicholas Phan
A Hit Parade of Small Labels and Upstarts The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012
The New York Times
12.09.12
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The New York Times
11.22.12
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FOM RECITAL: INON BARNATAN
artSMart
10.14.12
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Pianist Inon Barnatan’s intelligence, musicality impress at Kennedy Center
Washington Post
10.02.12
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Pianist Magazine
06.25.12
Inon Barnatan
Inon Barnatan’s Excellent Avie Debut
Classics Today
06.14.12
Inon Barnatan
Israeli-born pianist presents superb program at TCU in Fort Worth
Star-Telegram
05.20.12
Inon Barnatan
Selections by the French, From Tortured to Carefree
The New York Times
05.17.12
Inon Barnatan
Inon Barnatan: ‘Darknesse Visible’
The New York Times
05.02.12
Inon Barnatan
Album review: Inon Barnatan, 'Darknesse Visible'
San Francisco Chronicle
05.01.12
Inon Barnatan
RISING STAR Great artists of tomorrow
BBC Music Magazine
05.01.12
Inon Barnatan
Dark and dreamy visions
BBC Music Magazine
04.29.12
Inon Barnatan
Digital Dose: New classical discs feature performances by Balsom, Barnatan, Quint and Villazon
Cleveland Plain Dealer
04.28.12
Inon Barnatan
Album: Inon Barnatan, Darknesse (Visible Avie)
The Independent
03.04.12
Inon Barnatan
Classical music review: Pianist Inon Barnatan brings Oregon Symphony audience to its feet with virtuoso Saint-Saens performance
The Oregonian
01.17.12
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Interview: Pianist Inon Barnatan
Season Ticket blog
10.29.11
Inon Barnatan, Gil Shaham
Barnatan and Shaham communicate deeply at Strathmore
The Washington Examiner
10.10.11
Inon Barnatan
Piano review: Inon Barnatan distinguishes himself with delicate, powerful playing
The Oregonian
10.09.11
Inon Barnatan
Inon Barnatan, pianist
Classicalmusicguide.com
10.03.11
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Thomas Ades, Two Ways
Arts Journal
09.17.11
Inon Barnatan
Review: BSO soloist Inon Barnatan brings soulfulness to Brahms' concerto
Billings Gazette
08.03.11
Inon Barnatan
Four Score; Four quartets hone Chamber Music Festival’s creative focus
Santa Fe Reporter
04.05.11
Inon Barnatan
BSO’s Chamber Players take on Kurtag, Brahms, and Schubert
Boston Globe
03.02.11
Inon Barnatan
Violinist Adds Intimate Stage to a Concert Hall Week
The New York Times
01.31.11
Inon Barnatan
Getting down to business, Palladium shows its star power
Indianapolis Star
01.17.11
Inon Barnatan
Guest conductor, pianist give dynamic performance
Houston Chronicle
12.15.10
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Cellist Weilerstein is outstanding
The Philadelphia Inquirer
11.12.10
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Northern Lights to Be Heard, Not Seen
The New York Times
10.04.10
Inon Barnatan
Weekend showcases familiar and unfamiliar masterworks
Vancouver Sun
10.04.10
Inon Barnatan
Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan puts together a brilliant program in Vancouver
Straight.com
06.14.10
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Inon Barnatan wins kudos in Spoleto
21C Media Group
06.13.10
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Tears and Trembling at Dock Street
Charletston City Paper
06.07.10
Inon Barnatan
Hungarian day at Chamber VII
SpoletoBuzz
05.06.10
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Rising cellist, pianist blend for enjoyable show
Denver Post
05.05.10
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Frequent-flying cellist sure doesn't sound tired
Omaha World-Herald
04.01.10
Inon Barnatan
Inon Barnatan at Wigmore Hall
21C Media Group
01.25.10
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ALISA WEILERSTEIN & INON BARNATAN IN D.C.
01.21.10
Inon Barnatan
Schubert Ascending II: Inon Barnatan (piano), Liza Ferschtman (violin), Randall Scarlata (baritone). Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Alice Tully Hall, New York City. 8.11.2009 (JE)
MusicWeb International
11.10.09
Inon Barnatan
Schubert’s Brief Candle, Burning Bright
The New York Times
10.26.09
Inon Barnatan
New conductor shows his versatility, finesse
The Register-Guard
10.09.09
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Alisa Weilerstein plays with fire and verve in her local debut
Ann Arbor.com
10.03.09
Inon Barnatan
Fiery Tones of Fall
Danbury News Time
08.13.09
Inon Barnatan
Keying success
The Critical Ear
07.30.09
Inon Barnatan
Architect of sublime resignation
The New Mexican
07.23.09
Inon Barnatan
INON BARNATAN'S IPHONE APP
06.17.09
Inon Barnatan
An Interview With Inon Barnatan
San Francisco Classical Voice
04.24.09
Inon Barnatan
INON BARNATAN AND ARNAUD SUSSMANN WIN AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANTS
12.11.08
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Double Impact
San Francisco Classical Voice
07.24.08
Inon Barnatan
Pianistic Flash
San Francisco Classical Voice
06.02.08
Inon Barnatan
Barnatan-Ferschtman-Weilerstein Trio
Washington Post
03.06.08
Inon Barnatan
Wind instruments a breath of fresh air for audience
Denver Post
02.04.08
Inon Barnatan, Anne-Marie McDermott
Celebration of the keyboard
Ann Arbor News
02.02.08
Inon Barnatan, Anne-Marie McDermott
Pianists give musically and visually captivating concert at DeBartolo
South Bend Tribune
11.09.07
Inon Barnatan
Chamber Music Society brings Fauré program to Drew Campus
Daily Record
06.24.07
Inon Barnatan
Houston Symphony at Miller: Young stars, no audience vote needed Barnatan, Gaffigan collaborate in explosive debut
Houston Chronicle

"One of the most admired pianists of his generation" (New York Times), Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. He is the recipient of both a prestigious 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center's 2015 Martin E. Segal Award, which recognizes "young artists of exceptional accomplishment." He was recently named the new Music Director of the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest, beginning in 2019.

Summer 2017 saw Barnatan make his BBC Proms debut, playing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G with Kazushi Ono and the BBC Symphony at London's Royal Albert Hall. At Aspen, he gave the world premiere of a new concerto by Alan Fletcher, which was also the vehicle for his season-opening Hollywood Bowl appearance with the commissioning Los Angeles Philharmonic. Besides a reprise of Fletcher's concerto with the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano, Barnatan's 2017-18 highlights include a New Year's Eve performance of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä, followed by a Midwest tour culminating in Chicago; debuts with the London and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras; a return to the Cincinnati Orchestra for Barber's notoriously difficult Piano Concerto; and solo recitals at London's Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre, New York's 92nd Street Y, and with the Vancouver Recital Society. He gives recitals at Carnegie Hall and Philadelphia's Kimmel Center with soprano Renée Fleming, curates and plays in a multi-concert Schubert festival for the La Jolla Music Society, and tours the U.S. and Europe, with concerts at Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall, with his frequent recital partner, cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

A regular performer with many of the world's foremost orchestras and conductors, the pianist recently completed his third and final season as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. Other 2016-17 highlights included debuts with the Chicago, Baltimore, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Nashville, San Diego, and Seattle Symphony Orchestras; and returns to many other U.S. ensembles. He made debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic, returned to the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, and performed a complete Beethoven concerto cycle in Marseilles. He toured the U.S. twice, once with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with which he played and conducted Mozart and Shostakovich from the keyboard and premiered a newly commissioned concerto by Alasdair Nicolson, and then with Alisa Weilerstein and New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill, performing a trio program that featured the world premiere of a new commission from young American composer Joseph Hallman. 

Highlights of recent seasons include Barnatan's Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel; performances of Copland's jazz-inflected Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas in San Francisco and at Carnegie Hall; a debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic; appearances with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon; and solo recital debuts in the Celebrity Series of Boston and at Chicago's Harris Theater. He also collaborated with choreographer Mark Morris, pianist Garrick Ohlsson, and the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York.

A sought-after chamber musician, Barnatan was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS Two program from 2006 to 2009, and continues to make regular CMS appearances in New York and on tour. His passion for contemporary music sees him commission and perform many works by living composers, including premieres of pieces by Thomas Adès, Sebastian Currier, Avner Dorman, Joseph Hallman, Alasdair Nicolson, Andrew Norman, Matthias Pintscher, and others.

Barnatan's most recent album release is a live recording of Messiaen's 90-minute masterpiece Des canyons aux étoiles ("From the Canyons to the Stars"), in which he played the exceptionally challenging solo piano part at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. In 2015 he released Rachmaninov & Chopin: Cello Sonatas on Decca Classics with Alisa Weilerstein, earning rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. His most recent solo recording, of Schubert's late piano sonatas, was released by Avie in September 2013, winning praise from such publications as Gramophone and BBC Music, while his account of the great A-major Sonata (D. 959) was chosen by BBC Radio 3 as one of the all-time best recordings of the piece. His 2012 album, Darknesse Visible, debuted in the Top 25 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart and received universal critical acclaim, being named BBC Music's "Instrumentalist CD of the Month" and winning a coveted place on the New York Times' "Best of 2012" list. He made his solo recording debut with a Schubert album, released by Bridge Records in 2006, that prompted Gramophone to hail him as "a born Schubertian" and London's Evening Standard to call him "a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, unfailingly communicative." Next Barnatan looks forward to the release of Beethoven's five piano concertos, which he recorded with Alan Gilbert and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, marking the orchestra's first complete recording of the cycle.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan started playing the piano at the age of three, when his parents discovered his perfect pitch, and made his orchestral debut at eleven. His musical education connects him to some of the 20th century's most illustrious pianists and teachers: he studied first with Professor Victor Derevianko, a student of the Russian master Heinrich Neuhaus, before moving to London in 1997 to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton and Maria Curcio, a student of the legendary Artur Schnabel. Leon Fleisher has also been an influential teacher and mentor. Barnatan currently resides in New York City. For more information, visit www.inonbarnatan.com.

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