Tickets now sale for June 1 performance
PITTSBURGH – Tickets went on sale Wednesday for a special recital in June by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley at Heinz Hall.
Bendix-Balgley will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, June 1, at Heinz Hall. He will perform with pianist Rodrigo Ojeda.
Tickets, priced at $25 and $50, are available by visiting the Heinz Hall box office at 600 Penn Ave., downtown, calling 412.392.4900, or going to www.pittsburghsymphony.org. A $50 ticket includes a meet-and-greet on stage with Bendix-Balgley.
The program includes Bach’s “Chaconne” from Partita No. 2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Violin, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite, Prokofiev’s Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, and Ravel’s Tzigane.
Bendix-Balgley is donating his time for the fundraising concert for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The PSO thanks him for his contribution.
Noah Bendix-Balgley has thrilled and moved audiences around the world with his violin performances. In May 2011, he won 1st prize at the Vibrarte International Music Competition in Paris, France. 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-Thibaud International Competition in Paris. He was awarded 1st Prize and a special prize for best Bach interpretation at the 14th International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini” in Fermo, Italy.
He is a passionate and experienced chamber musician. In 2011, he performed on North American tour with the Miro String Quartet. From 2008 to 2011, Bendix-Balgley was the 1st violinist of the Munich-based Athlos String Quartet, which won a special prize at the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Berlin, and performed throughout Europe. In 2008, he was invited to participate in Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany, where he worked and performed with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman and Lynn Harrell. He has collaborated with artists such as Ana Chumachenco, Wen-Sinn Yang, Hariolf Schlichtig, and percussionist Colin Currie. Bendix-Balgley has performed at numerous festivals in Europe and North America, including the Verbier Festival, Sarasota Festival, and Centre d’Arts Orford.