Considering it his life-long pursuit, Noah Bendix-Balgley has a personal sound that connects with his audience in a meaningful way. Whether he’s leading the Berlin Philharmonic as First Concertmaster, performing chamber music or in front of the orchestra as soloist, Noah’s gift of communication through music has reached listeners all around the world.
As a soloist, Noah regularly appears with leading international orchestras and in recital at the world’s finest halls. Recent highlights include his concerto debut with the Berlin Philharmonic (play-direct), concerto appearances with the Verbier Festival Orchestra at Schloss Elmau, debuts with the Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras, and extensive recital tours throughout Asia and Europe, including performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Beethovenhaus Bonn, National Concert Hall Wroclaw and National Concert Hall in Taipei.
In 2016 Noah composed and premiered his own klezmer violin concerto Fidl-Fantazye with the Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by Manfred Honeck, a piece which he has also performed with the China Philharmonic and the Buffalo Philharmonic. Further performance highlights include concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Utah Symphony, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Nagoya Philharmonic, a play-direct tour with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra a tour with Apollo’s Fire Orchestra performing on period instruments and performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra and Alisa Weilerstein.
A passionate chamber musician, Noah performs in several fixed ensembles including a trio with pianist Robert Levin and cellist Peter Wiley and the multi-genre septet Philharmonix featuring members of both the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, which just released their second album on Deutsche Grammophon. Recent and upcoming chamber highlights include performances at the Seattle Music Festival, Bergen International Festival, the Sarasota Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, Zermatt Festival, Le Pont Festival in Japan and worldwide touring with Philharmonix including a multi-year residency at Vienna’s Konzerthaus.
Noah is also a renowned performer of traditional klezmer music, a musical style which has been part of his life since an early age. He has performed with world-renowned klezmer groups such as Brave Old World and has taught at klezmer workshops throughout Europe and the United States. He performs on a Cremonese violin made in 1732 by Carlo Bergonzi.
Concertmaster Artist Diploma
This unique course offers the opportunity to study with ten concertmasters from leading European orchestras. Students will meet one Professor per month, deepening their study of the orchestral and solo repertoire, going on to develop the qualities essential to fill the role of concertmaster, thus coming into contact with the best professionals in the international music community.