Noah Bendix-Balgley & Friends
Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
Marjorie Bagley, violin
Scott Rawls, viola
Juliet White-Smith, viola
Jonathan Spitz, cello
Stefan de Leval Jezierski, french horn
Norman Krieger, piano
MENDELSSOHN String Quintet No. 2
BRAHMS Horn Trio
Overture Program Information
Artist Information (Show)
NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY, violin
First Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Noah Bendix-Balgley has thrilled and moved audiences around the world with his performances. Since becoming a Laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and gathering top prizes at further international competitions, he has appeared as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Utah Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Nagoya Philharmonic.
From 2011 to 2015, Noah was Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and in 2016 he performed the world premiere of his own klezmer violin concerto, Fidl-Fantazye with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck. Other highlights include his concerto debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in January 2018, recital tours in Taiwan, China, and Europe, and performances of his klezmer concerto with orchestras in the USA and with the China Philharmonic, as well as his period instrument debut, performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Apollo’s Fire Orchestra in Cleveland.
Noah is a passionate and experienced chamber musician. He currently performs as a member of the multigenre septet Philharmonix, which features members of both the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, and performs in a piano trio with cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Robert Levin. Noah appears regularly at music festivals in Europe, North America, and Asia, including the Aspen Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Sarasota Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, Domaine Forget, the Zermatt Festival, and the Le Pont Festival in Japan.
Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Noah began playing violin at age 4. At age 9, he played for Lord Yehudi Menuhin in Switzerland. Noah graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Munich Hochschule. His principal teachers were Mauricio Fuks, Christoph Poppen, and Ana Chumachenco. In his spare time, Noah enjoys playing klezmer music. He has played with world-renowned klezmer groups such as Brave Old World, and has taught klezmer violin at workshops in Europe and in the United States.
Noah performs on a Cremonese violin made in 1732 by Carlo Bergonzi.