Recently appointed 1st concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Noah Bendix-Balgley has thrilled and moved audiences around the world with his performances. Since 2011 he has been Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Bendix-Balgley won First Prize at the 2011 Vibrarte Music Competition in Paris and was awarded First Prize at the 2007 “Andrea Postacchini” Violin Competition in Fermo, Italy.
He is a laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and a prize-winner at the 2008 Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris. A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Bendix-Balgley has performed with such artists as Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman, Lynn Harrell, Robert Levin and Lars Vogt. He has appeared at numerous festivals in Europe and North America, including Kronberg, Verbier, ChamberFest Cleveland, the Nevada Chamber Music Festival and Sarasota. In 2011, he performed on a North American tour with the Miró Quartet. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, he began playing violin at age 4. He graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Munich Hochschule. His principal teachers were Mauricio Fuks, Christoph Poppen, and Ana Chumachenco. Mr. Bendix-Balgley performs on a Cremonese violin made in 1732 by Carlo Bergonzi.