Inon Barnatan


Schubert’s Swan Song is a 3-concert exploration of the late works of composer Franz Schubert. Curated by celebrated pianist Inon Barnatan, and performed by a spectacular roster of musicians, the programs are anchored by Schubert’s deeply moving late piano sonatas and include a selection of the composer’s chamber music masterpieces.

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Erin Keefe, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; Inon Barnatan, Garrick Ohlsson, pianos

SCHUBERTFantasy in F Minor for Piano Four-Hands, D.940
SCHUBERTPiano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D.959
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
SCHUBERTPiano Trio in B-flat Major, D.898

Arrive early for a conversation and musical excerpts with Inon Barnatan, hosted by James Chute.

Inon Barnatan, piano

“One of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times), Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence and consummate artistry. He was a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award in 2015, recognizing “young artists of exceptional accomplishment,” as well as the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009. He recently completed his third and final season as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic (2017), a position created by former Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, who calls him “…the complete artist.…” He recently joined the Academy of St Martin in the Fields to record that orchestra’s first complete Beethoven concerto cycle.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan started playing the piano at the age of three after his parents discovered he had perfect pitch, and he made his orchestral debut at age 11. His musical education connects him to some of the 20th century’s most illustrious pianists and teachers: he studied first with Professor Victor Derevianko; and in 1997 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Maria Curcio and Christopher Elton. Leon Fleisher has also been an influential teacher and mentor. Barnatan currently resides in New York City. For more information visit

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. Awarded the 1994 Avery Fisher Prize and a native of White Plains, New York, Garrick Ohlsson began his piano studies at the age of 8, at the Westchester Conservatory of Music; at 13 he entered The Juilliard School. He makes his home in San Francisco.

Erin Keefe, violin

Violinist Erin Keefe is the Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra as well as an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Winner of the 2006 Avery Fisher Career Grant, she has appeared as soloist in recent seasons with the Minnesota Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic and the Gottingen Symphony and has given recitals throughout the United States, Austria, Italy, Germany, Korea, Poland, Finland, Japan and Denmark.

Ms. Keefe has been performing with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006 and has been featured on “Live from Lincoln Center” three times. She has recorded for Naxos, the CMS Studio Recordings label and Deutsche Grammophon and has made festival appearances with Music@Menlo, Ravinia, and the Marlboro, Bridgehampton, Seattle and Bravo! chamber music festivals.

Ms. Keefe earned her Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music Degree from The Curtis Institute.

Clive Greensmith, cello

Clive Greensmith has a distinguished career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. From 1999 until 2013 he was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s South Bank, Paris Chatelet, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. As a soloist, Mr. Greensmith has performed with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and Rome’s RAI orchestras, among others. He has collaborated with international artists such as Midori, Andras Schiff, Pinchas Zukerman, Leon Fleisher, Lynn Harrell, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Alicia de Larrocha and Emmanuel Ax. A jury member at the 2015 Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen, he is Co-Director of Chamber Music and Professor of Cello at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Mr. Greensmith is a regular guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a founding member of the Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and violinist Martin Beaver.

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
5775 Morehouse Dr
San Diego,CA 92121
SCHUBERT'S SWAN SONG I @ Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall | San Diego | California | United States