Bendix- Belgley, Noah, Violin
Recently appointed 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Noah Bendix-Balgley has thrilledand moved audiences around the world with his performances.
A Laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, he also won 3rd prize and a special prize for creativity at the 2008 Long-ThibaudInternational Competition in Paris.
Mr. Bendix-Balgley won the 1st prize at the 2011 Vibrarte InternationalMusic Competition in Paris and was awarded 1st Prize and a special prize for best Bachinterpretation at the 14th International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini” in Fermo, Italy.
He has appeared as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Belgique,
Mr. Bendix-Balgley’s performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestraof the Beethoven Violin Concerto, featuring his own original cadenzas, was acclaimed by critics andaudiences alike. Mr. Bendix-Balgley has also performed his own version of The Star-Spangled Bannerfor solo violin in front of 39,000 fans at the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day at PNC Park.Noah is a passionate and experienced chamber musician. He has performed on North American tour with the Miro String Quartet.
From 2008 to 2011, he was the 1st violinist of the Munich-based AthlosString Quartet, which won a special prize at the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Berlin, and performed throughout Europe.
He has performed with artists including Gidon Kremer ,Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman, Emanuel Ax, Lars Vogt, and percussionist Colin Currie. Noah Bendix-Balgleyhas appeared at numerous festivals in Europe and North America, including the Verbier Festival, the Sarasota Festival, Chamber Fest Cleveland, the Nevada Chamber Music Festival and Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany.Born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1984, he began playing violin at age 4. At age 9, he played for Lord Yehudi Menuhin in Switzerland.
Mr. Bendix-Balgley graduated from the Indiana University JacobsSchool of Music and the Munich Hochschule. His principal teachers were Mauricio Fuks, Christoph Poppen, and Ana Chumachenco. In his spare time, he 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.He performs on a Cremonese violin made in 1732 by Carlo Bergonzi.