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Inon Barnatan named new SummerFest music director by La Jolla Music Society; takes the podium for 2019 season

Inon Barnatan named new SummerFest music director by La Jolla Music Society; takes the podium for 2019 season

Inon Barnatan will succeed Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin as the music director of the La Jolla Music Society’s 32-year-old SummerFest.

Barnatan’s initial contract to head SummerFest is for 20 months, with an option to extend to 32 months. His salary was not disclosed.

A native of Israel, Barnatan, 37, began playing piano at the age of 3 and made his orchestral debut when he was 11.

Barnatan’s collaborators have ranged from famed choreographer Mark Morris and actor John Malkovich to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra.

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Acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan has been chosen by the La Jolla Music Society to succeed Cho-Liang...

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