Pianist Inon Barnatan, hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most admired pianists of his generation," is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence and consummate artistry. He recently served for three seasons as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. In 2019, Barnatan recorded Beethoven’s complete piano concertos for Pentatone with conductor Alan Gilbert and London's Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, making him the perfect artist to bring to life Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto and also Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Piano Concerto on the Benaroya Hall stage.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan is a passionate advocate for contemporary music and he has premiered works by Matthias Pintscher, Sebastian Currier and Avner Dorman.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Seattle Symphony Live is generously sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun. Inon Barnatan's performance is generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.