The 2016-17 season saw American-Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan complete his third and final year as the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Artist-in-Association, and give debut performances with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester (under Alan Gilbert), Chicago Symphony (Jesús López-Cobos), Baltimore Symphony (Vasily Petrenko), Seattle Symphony (Ludovic Merlot), and BBC Symphony Orchestra (with Kazushi Ono) at the BBC Proms. Highlights of the 2017-18 season include debuts with the London Philharmonic and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras, and returns to the Cincinnati Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Inon will also return to the London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall for recitals, embark on a major tour of South East Asia, and continue his longstanding duo collaboration with cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Since giving his first concerto performance at the age of eleven, Inon has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, San Francisco Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, building strong relationships with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, Manfred Honeck, Susanna Mälkki, Thomas Søndergård, Michael Tilson Thomas and Jaap van Zweden. 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 is currently recording 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.