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Inon Barnatan, Israeli pianist, is celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect, and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire. He currently serves as the first artist-in-association of the New York Philharmonic, an unprecedented, three-season appointment in which he appears as soloist in subscription concerts, takes part in regular chamber performances, and acts as ambassador for the orchestra.

In the 2015–16 season, Barnatan embarks on his second season with the Philharmonic, playing Mozart with Jaap van Zweden, Beethoven under Music Director Alan Gilbert, and Saint-Saëns on New Year’s Eve. Other upcoming highlights include his Disney Hall debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel and a U.S. tour with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas, featuring performances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Barnatan’s critically acclaimed discography includes Avie and Bridge recordings of Schubert’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 Rachmaninoff duo sonatas album, recorded with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, will be released by Decca Classics next season. Mr. Barnatan was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009.

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