From 15 to 18 May, as part of the Concertmaster Artist Diploma course, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Lead Violin of the Berliner Philharmoniker, taught at the Accademia Stauffer. Much appreciated also as a soloist, he became the protagonist of a masterclass held in the Sala Stradivari and dedicated to the the orchestral repertoire as well as the preparation for auditions.
The course continued with a special visit to the Museo del Violino, followed by an extraordinary lesson at the Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium. Under the guidance of Bendix-Balgley, the Stauffer student Matthew Chambers worked on the famous concerto by Jean Sibelius. Furthermore, both the Maestro and the student played the precious Guarneri del Gesù 1734 violin, owned by the Fondazione Stauffer and kept in the Cremona museum.
In addition, Noax Bendix-Balgley gave an Open Class, which was broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the Stauffer Center for Strings. He worked with two students of the Concertmaster course – Arevik Ivanyan and Anastasia Subrakova-Berreux, who played respectively the violin solo from Heldenleben by Richard Strauss and the Introduction et Rondò Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns.
To crown such a variety of activities, the best students of the course performed in a final concert, presenting a multifaceted program that ranged from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Johannes Brahms, from Camille Saint-Saëns and Jean Sibelius.