Inon Barnatan

Inon Barnatan


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Inon Barnatan is an Israeli-born pianist living in the United States. A child prodigy with perfect pitch, he began taking piano lessons at age 3, and at 11 he gave his first performance with an orchestra. In 1997 he moved to London and studied piano with Maria Curcio at the Royal Academy of Music. His teachers have included Victor Dervianko, Christopher Elton, and Leon Fleisher. In 2006, Barnatan moved to New York City. As a concert artist, Barnatan has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Houston Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He has also given solo recitals at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Internationally, Barnatan has performed with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other ensembles. He has also been active in chamber music, notably playing on tour with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appearing at the Bergen International Festival in Norway, the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, the Lyon Musicades, the Spoleto Festival USA, and music festivals at Aspen, Bridgehampton, Santa Fe, and Seattle. A strong supporter of contemporary music, Barnatan regularly commissions new music and performs works by Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, George Crumb, Kaija Saariaho, and Judith Weir, among other important composers.