In a series of 3 concerts, Porat is playing the 6 Partitas, Italian Concerto, French Overture and Goldberg Variations in the 2022/3 season.



After “Lux” and “Carnaval”, “Dances for Zoe” is the latest narrative-based recital by Matan Porat. A compilation of dances, spanning from Couperin to Adès, all dedicated to the pianist’s daughter. In the 2023/4 season, Matan Porat will collaborate with Japanese dancer Yui Kawaguchi in a choreographed concert.




BachWeekly is a project in which every Monday in 2020 a new Bach piece was being released online.
During the 2021/2 and the 2022/3 seasons, Matan Porat is playing the 6 Partitas, French Overture, Italian Concerto and Goldberg Variations.

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The third recital-project by Matan Porat, Carnaval is a programme in 6 parts based on Schumann’s piano masterpiece, Carnaval op. 9.
Between the 21 character pieces of Schumann are short compositions by 17 different composers, from Couperin to Kurtag, all related to the characters or the music of Schumann, through motivic connections, riddles and games.


Lux is a recital programme inspired by the theme of light. Twelve pieces chosen among a repertoire spanning twelve centuries accompany the course of a day, from dawn to nightfall. Each piece corresponds to a time of day, with its own particular light.

Carnaval and Lux were programmed at the following festivals and venues:

Piano aux Jacobins (F)
Flagey, Brussels (B)
La Roque d’Antheron (F)
La folle journée, Nantes (F)
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (US)
RadialSystem, Berlin (D)
La Grange de Meslay (F)
Belgais Centre for the arts (PT)
Crypt Sessions, New York (US)
Elma Centre (ISR)
Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam (H)
92Y, New York (US)
New Ross piano festival (IE)
São Paulo Conservatory (BR)
Via Aeterna festival, Mont St. Michel (F)
Schlern music festival, Süd Tirol (IT)
Rockefeller University, New York (US)



Concerto in d minor BWV 1052
Concerto in A major BWV 1055
Concerto in f minor BWV 1056
Concerto in g minor BWV 1058

Concerto in D major Hob XVIII:11

Concerto no. 9 in E-flat major KV 271
Concerto no. 13 in C major KV 415
Concerto no. 14 in E-flat major KV 449
Concerto no. 17 in G major KV453
Concerto no. 20 in d minor KV466
Concerto no. 21 in C major KV 467
Concerto no. 22 in E-flat major KV 482
Concerto no. 23 in A major KV 488
Concerto no. 24 in c minor KV 491
Concerto no. 27 in B-flat major KV 595

Concerto no. 1 in C major op. 15
Concerto no. 2 in Bb major op. 19
Concerto no. 3 in c minor op. 37
Concerto no. 4 in G major op. 58
Triple Concerto op. 56

Concerto no. 1 in e minor op. 11
Concerto no. 2 in f minor op. 21

Concerto in a minor op. 54

Concerto no. 1 in d minor op. 15
Concerto no. 2 in B-Flat major op. 83

Concerto in a minor op. 16

Concerto no. 3

Concerto in G

Concerto no. 3 in C major op. 23

Piano Concerto op. 13

Piano Concerto

Turangalila Symphony

Piano Concerto

Limited Approximations

L’oiseau innumérable


Suite in A
Suite in G

La Muse Plantine

Sonatas K1, 9, 13, 27, 32, 44, 87, 113, 119, 208, 519

Prelude and Fugue in C major, WTC I
Prelude and Fugue in c minor, WTC I
Prelude and Fugue in c# minor, WTC I
Prelude and Fugue in e flat minor, WTC I
Prelude and Fugue in b minor, WTC I
Prelude and Fugue in a minor, arr. Liszt, BWV 543
French Suite no. 2 in c minor BWV 813
French Suite no. 5 in G major BWV 816
Partita no. 1 in B-flat major BWV 825
Partita no. 2 in c minor BWV 826
Partita no. 3 in a minor BWV 827
Partita no. 4 in D major BWV 828
Partita no. 5 in G major BWV 829
Partita no. 6 in e minor BWV 830
French Overture BWV 831
Italian Concerto BWV 971
Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Art of the Fugue (excerpts)

Suite no. 2 in F Major HWV 427

Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI/24
Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI/50

Sonata in Eb major KV282
Sonata in a minor KV310
Sonata in C major KV330
Sonata in A major KV331
Sonata in C major KV545
Adagio in b minor KV540
Rondo in a minor KV551
Gigue in G major KV574

32 Variations in c minor WoO 80
Sonata no. 4 in Eb major op. 7
Sonata no. 9 in E major op. 14 no. 1
Sonata no. 11 in Bb major op. 22
Sonata no. 12 in Ab major op. 26
Sonata no. 13 in Eb major op. 27 no. 1
Sonata no. 14 in c# minor op. 27 no. 2
Sonata no. 15 in D major op. 28
Soanta no. 17 in d minor op. 31 no. 2
Sonata no. 21 in C major op. 53
Sonata no. 24 in F# major op. 74
Sonata no. 30 in E major, op. 109
Sonata no. 31 in Ab major, op. 110
6 Bagatelles op. 126

Moments Musicaux D780
Impromptus op. 90 D899
Drei Klavierstücke D946
Sonata in a minor, D537
Sonata in Eb major, D568
Sonata in B major, D575
Sonata in A major, D664
Sonata in a minor, D784
Sonata in C major, D840
Sonata in a minor, D845
Sonata in D major, D850
Sonata in G major, D894
Sonata in c minor, D958
Sonata in A major, D959
Sonata in Bb major, D960

Lieder Ohne Worte op. 19 no. 1, op. 30 no. 6, op. 62 no. 1

Davidsbündertänze op. 6
Carnaval op. 9
Concert Etude after Paganini op. 10 no. 1
Fantasiestucke op. 12
Kinderszenen op. 15
Fantasie op. 17
Humoreske op. 20
Romanzen op. 28

Sonata in Bb minor, op. 35
Ballade no. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47
Ballade no. 4 in f minor, op. 52
Impromptu no. 1 in Ab major op. 29
Impromptu no. 4 in c# minor op. 66
Berceuse op. 57
Barcarolle in F# major, op. 60
Nocturne in F major op. 15 no. 1
Nocturne in Eb major op. 55 no. 2
Nocturne in E major op. 62 no. 2
Nocturne in c# minor, op. post.
Preludes op. 28
Etudes op. 10 no. 3, 4, 5, 8
Etudes op. 25 no. 3, 4, 5
Etude in A flat Major op. post.

Vallée d’Obermann
Harmonies du Soir
Nuages Gris
Sonata in b minor S 178

Variations on a theme by Schumann op. 9
4 Ballades op. 10
Walzer op. 39
Klavierstücke op. 118
Klavierstücke op. 119

Nocturne no. 6 op. 63

El Albaicin (from Iberia)

Adagietto from Symphony no. 5

Sonata no. 4 op. 30
Sonata no. 5 op. 53
Sonata no. 8 op. 66
Mazurka op. 25 no. 2
Valse op. 38
Feuillet d’Album op. 45 no. 1
Vers la Flamme op. 72

On an Overgrown Path
Sonata 5.X.1905
In the Mists

Children’s Corner
Suite Bergamasque
Images I
Preludes- Book I (complete)

Tombeau de Couperin

Rhapsody in Blue

Sonata no. 7 in Bb major op. 83

14 Bagatelles op. 6
Out of Doors suite
Dance Suite
Romanian Folk Dances
6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm


6 little pieces op. 19
Suite op. 25

Variations op. 27

Sonata no. 2 “Concord”


Danzas Argentinas

Les Yeux Clos II

Musica Ricercata

from Játékok: Doina, Obstinate A flat

Sonata no. 5 for prepared piano
Sonata no. 6 for prepared piano




Janus (1971)
Sonata (1982)

Tombeau de Messiaen (1994)

Darknesse Visible (1992)
Mazurka no. 2

Whirling tissue of light (2013)


Mozart- Sonata in G major KV301
Mozart- Sonata in e minor KV304
Mozart- Sonata in F major KV376
Mozart- Sonata in F major KV377
Mozart- Sonata in B-flat major KV378
Mozart- Sonata in G major KV379
Mozart- Sonata in B-flat major KV454
Mozart- Sonata in E-flat major KV481
Mozart- Sonata in A major KV526
Schubert- Sonatine op. 137 no. 1 in D major
Schubert- Sonatine op. 137 no. 2 in a minor
Schubert- Sonata in A major D574
Schubert- Rondo in b minor D895
Beethoven- Sonata no. 2 in A major op. 12 no. 2
Beethoven- Sonata no. 5 in F major op. 24 “Spring”
Beethoven- Sonata no. 6 in A Major op. 30 no. 1
Beethoven- Sonata no. 7 in c minor op. 30 no. 2
Beethoven- Sonata no. 9 in A major op. 47 “Kreutzer”
Beethoven- Sonata no. 10 in G Major op. 96
FAE sonata (A. Dietrich, R. Schumann, J. Brahms)
Schumann- Sonata no. 1 op. 105 in a minor
C. Schumann- Romances op. 22
Brahms- Sonata no. 1 in G major op. 78
Brahms- Sonata no. 2 in A major op. 100
Brahms- Sonata no. 3 in d minor op. 108
Franck- Sonata in A major
Faure- Sonata no. 2
Strauss- Sonata in E-flat major op. 18
Janacek- Sonata
Ravel- Sonata
Bártok- Sonata no. 1
Prokofiev- Sonata no. 1 in f minor op. 80
Prokofiev- Sonata no. 2 in D major op. 94b
Stravinsky- Divertimento
Schoenberg- Phantasie op. 47
Ives- Sonata no. 1
Ives- Sonata no. 2
Ives- Sonata no. 3
Ives- Sonata no. 4
Messiaen- Theme and variations
Weinberg- Sonata no. 5

Bach- Gamba sonatas
Beethoven- Notturno op. 42
Schubert- “Arpeggione” Sonata in a minor D821
Schumann- Adagio and Allegro op. 70
Schumann- Märchenbilder op. 113
Berlioz/Liszt- Harold in Italy
Brahms- Sonata no. 1 in f minor op. 120 no. 1
Brahms- Sonata no. 2 in E flat major op. 120 no. 2
Hindemith- Sonata op. 11 no. 4
Hindemith- Sonata op. 25 no. 4
Shostakovich- Sonata

Beethoven- Variations on Handel’s Judas Maccabius
Beethoven- Sonata no. 3 in A major op. 69
Beethoven- Sonata no. 4 in C major op. 102 no. 1
Beethoven- Sonata no. 5 in D major op. 102 no. 2
Mendelssohn- Sonata no. 2 in D major op. 58
Schumann- Fantasiestucke op. 73
Schumann- Adagio and Allegro op. 70
Brahms- Sonata no. 1 in e minor op. 38
Dvorak- Rondo in g minor op. 94
Franck- Sonata in A major
Debussy- Sonata in d minor
Webern- Three pieces op. 11
Kodaly- Sonata op. 4
Shostakovich- Sonata in d minor op. 40
Barber- Sonata op. 6
Britten- Cello sonata

Bach- Sonata no. 6 in E major BWV 1035
Schubert- Variations on ‘Trockne Blumen’ D802
Debussy- Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Poulenc- Sonata
Prokofiev- Sonata
Messiaen- Le merle Noir

Weber- Grand Duo Brilliant
Schumann- Romances op. 93
Brahms- Sonata no. 1 in f minor op. 120 no. 1
Brahms- Sonata no. 2 in E flat major op. 120 no. 2
Debussy- Rhapsody no. 1
Hindemith- Sonata
Bernstein- Sonata
Françaix- Theme and Variations
Poulenc- Sonata

Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Mahler- Miscellaneous songs
Beethoven- An die Ferne Geliebte op. 98
Schubert- Die Schone Mullerin D795
Schubert- Winterriese D911
Schubert- Der Hirt auf dem Felsen op. 129
Schumann- Liederkreis op. 24
Schumann- Liederkreis op. 39
Schumann- Dichterliebe op. 48
Brahms- Zwei Gesänge, op. 91
Strauss- 4 songs op. 27
Berg- 7 frühe Lieder

Two Pianos/ Four Hands
Mozart- Sonata in D major for two pianos KV448
Mozart- Sonata in C major for four hands KV521
Mozart- Fantasie fur Orgelwaltz (Arr. Busoni)
Mozart- Duettino Concertante (Arr. Busoni)
Schubert- Rondo in A Major
Schumann/Debussy- 6 Canonic etudes
Brahms- Sonata for two pianos in f minor op. 34b
Brahms- Haydn Variations
Brahms- Symphony no.3 in F major arr. for two pianos
Debussy- Prelude à l’après midi d’un Faune
Debussy- En blanc et noir
Ravel- La Valse
Britten- Introduction & Rondo alla Burlesca Op. 23, No. 1
Bartok- Sonata for two pianos and percussion
Stravinsky- Concerto for two pianos
Stravinsky- Sonata for two pianos
Stravinsky- Dumberton Oaks
Stravinsky- Le Sacre du Printemps
Shostakovich- Concertino for two pianos
Lutoslawski- Variations on a theme by Paganini

Haydn- Trio no. 41, Hob. XV:31 in e flat minor
Haydn- Trio no. 44, Hob. XV:28 in E Major
Mozart- “Kegelstatt” trio in E flat major KV498
Mozart- trio in B-flat major KV502
Mozart- trio in G major KV564
Beethoven- Piano trio in G major op. 1 no. 2
Beethoven- Piano trio in c minor op. 1 no. 3
Beethoven- Piano trio in D major op. 70 no. 1
Beethoven- Piano trio in E-flat major op. 70 no. 2
Beethoven- Piano trio in B-flat major op. 97
Schubert- Piano trio no. 1 in B flat major D898
Schubert- Notturno D897
Mendelssohn- Piano trio no. 2 in c minor op. 66
Schumann- Trio no. 1 in d minor op. 63
Schumann- Fantasiestucke op. 88
Brahms- Trio no. 1 in B major op. 8
Brahms- Trio no. 2 in C major op. 87
Brahms- Trio no. 3 in c minor op. 101
Brahms- Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in a minor op. 114
Dvorak- Trio in f minor op. 65
Bruch- 8 pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Ravel- Trio
Rachmaninov- Trio élégiaque no. 1 in g minor
Bártok- Contrasts
Shostakovich- trio no. 2 in e minor op. 67
Stravinsky- A Soldier’s Tale
Kurtag- Hommage à Rob. Schumann op. 15d
Crumb- Vox Balaenae

Mozart- Piano quartet no. 1 in g minor KV478
Mozart- Piano quartet no. 2 in E-flat major KV493
Schumann- Piano quartet in E-flat major op. 47
Brahms- Quartet no. 1 in g minor op. 25
Brahms- Quartet no. 2 in A major op. 26
Brahms- Quartet no. 3 in c minor op. 60
Dvorak- Quartet in E-flat major op. 87
Faure- Quartet in c minor op. 15
Suk- Piano Quartet
Saint-Saëns- Caprice sur des aires danois et russes op. 79
Mahler- Quartet
Hindemith- Clarinet Quartet
Messiaen- Quartet for the end of time

Quintet and above
Mozart- Quintet for piano and winds in E flat Major KV452
Beethoven- Quintet for piano and winds in E flat Major op. 16
Schumann- Quintet in E flat Major op. 44
Schumann- Andante Variations op. 46
Brahms- Piano Quintet in f minor op. 34
Dvorak- Quintet in A Major op. 81
Franck- Piano Quintet in f minor
Elgar- Piano Quintet op. 84
Shostakovich- Piano Quintet
Schnittke- Piano Quintet
Glinka- Divertimento Brilliante for Sextet on Themes from Bellini’s “La Sonnambula”
Saint Saens- Carnaval des Animaux
Chausson- Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet in D op. 21
Poulenc- Sextet
Dohnanyi- Sextet
Prokofiev- Overture on Hebrew Themes Op. 34
Schoenberg- Chamber Symphony op. 9 (arr. Webern)
Schoenberg- Pierrot Lunaire op. 21


Live improvisation to silent movies:

Fritz Lang
Metropolis (1927)

Ernst Lubitsch
Die Puppe (1919)

Buster Keaton
The playhouse (1921)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
The General (1926)
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

Jean Epstein
The fall of the house of Usher (1928)