Pianist Inon Barnatan hasn't performed with the Utah Symphony before — but he's well-acquainted with the orchestra's piano.
He helped pick it out.
Barnatan joined a small Utah Symphony delegation, which also included principal keyboardist Jason Hardink and associate conductor Vladimir Kulenovic, at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York City last February. After the group narrowed 10 candidates down to two, Hardink told The Salt Lake Tribune, he and Barnatan tested each of the two finalists for about eight hours. (In this video, Barnatan is the man in the light gray sweater under a dark jacket; Hardink is wearing an open-collared black shirt and jeans, while Kulenovic has a black turtleneck and glasses.)