Noah Bendix-Balgley, former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and current 1st concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, will debut his original klezmer concerto, Fidl-Fantazye, during the season finale weekend of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics on June 17-19. Noah shared some background and insight into the piece with us: […]
This European tour has been particularly exciting for me because we are performing Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben in many of our concerts. In addition to its status as one of the greatest tone poems, Heldenleben also features the perhaps the biggest and most challenging concertmaster solo […]
The orchestra arrived yesterday in Bucharest, Romania. Many of the stops on this European tour are familiar ones to the Pittsburgh Symphony. We are lucky enough to play regularly in Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Frankfurt. This is only my second European tour with the symphony, […]
Noah Bendix-Balgley discusses the difference between a modern violin & a baroque violin.
PSO Concertmaster, Noah Bendix-Balgley, addresses questions from young musicians, revealing information from what sparked his interest in the violin to how he memorizes music.
The final concert of our 2012 European Residency Tour was in Luxembourg. I arrived in the late afternoon before the concert with some orchestra colleagues. I hailed a taxi at the train station, and the taxi driver immediately recognized us as musicians from our instrument […]