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Inon Barnaton Performs at Goucher College
World-renowned pianist Inon Barnatan performs a free show at Goucher College. Tickets must be reserved.
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As a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Barnatan performs a diverse repertoire, encompassing both classical and contemporary composers. He has rapidly gained international recognition and was described by London's Evening Standard as "a true poet of the keyboard."
Since moving to the United States in 2006, Israeli-born Barnatan has made his orchestral débuts with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, and he has performed in New York at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum, and Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center. In 2009, he was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, an honor reflecting the strong impression he has made on the American music scene in such a short period of time.
In addition to his American appearances, Barnatan has appeared as a soloist with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of New Europe.
An avid chamber musician, Barnatan recently completed three seasons as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's "CMS Two" program, a highly competitive residency program for younger musicians. Other chamber music performances include the complete Beethoven piano and violin sonatas at the Concertgebouw, the Bergen International Festival in Norway, the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, the Delft and the Verbier festivals, and the Lyon Musicades.
In 2008, he received the Andrew Wolf Memorial Award, given every two years to an exceptional chamber music pianist.
Barnatan's début CD of Schubert piano works was released in 2006. His second solo recording,Darkness Visible examines how different characteristics of darkness are represented in these wide-ranging but thematically related works: Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, Thomas Adés' Darknesse Visible, Debussy's Suite Bergamasque, Ronald Stevenson's Peter Grimes Fantasy, and Ravel's La Valse.
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Goucher's spread out, leafy campus north of downtown Towson is a mix of old and new. Founded as a Methodist women's college in 1885, Goucher is now non-denominational, open to both men and women and much larger than its original Charles Village home. The historic chapel from Goucher's past now sits only a few yards from the elegant glass Athenaeum, which opened in 2009. The liberal arts college attracts surprising speakers ranging across the spectrum from Arianna Huffington to Karl Rove. In 2005, Goucher became the first school to require students to participate in a study abroad program, offering students a $1,200 stipend to help them partake in the program.