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Pianist gives recital at UB

Published October 31, 2013

The Department of Music will present pianist Inon Barnatan in recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

Barnatan will play works by Mendelssohn, Britten/Stevenson, Ravel and Schubert.

Advanced tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for faculty/staff/alumni and senior citizens, and $5 for students. At the door, tickets are $20/$15 and $8. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Slee Hall box office at (716) 645-2921, in person or by calling the Center for the Arts box office, or online at tickets.com.

Widely recognized for refined, communicative, insightful playing that combines an extraordinary depth of musicianship and an impeccable, virtuosic technique, Barnatan was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, an honor reflecting the strong impression he has made on the American music scene in such a short period of time.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Barnatan started playing the piano at the age of 3 after his parents discovered he had perfect pitch; he made his orchestral debut at 11. He moved to London in 1997 to study at the Royal Academy of Music and in 2004 pianist Leon Fleisher invited him to study and perform Schubert sonatas as part of a Carnegie Hall workshop.

In 2006, Barnatan moved to New York City, where he currently resides in a converted warehouse in Harlem.