Throughout history, the muse has played an important role as a source of creative inspiration. The muses that inspired the composers on this program were, themselves, some of the most celebrated artists of their time— virtuosos of the violin, cello and clarinet, as well as one of the most celebrated ballet companies in history.
Three movements from Petrushka
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, who, himself, studied with the Russian master Heinrich Neuhaus; and in 1997 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Maria Curcio – a student of the legendary Artur Schnabel – and with Christopher Elton. This summer, Barnatan begins his tenure as La Jolla Music Society’s newest SummerFest Music Director.