Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster: I’m inspired by klezmerOrchestras
Zsolt Bognar’s latest interviewee on Living the Classical Life is Noah Bendix-Balgley, first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Originally from North Carolina, Noah was concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony for three years before winning the Berlin audition.
He cites the clarinetist Franklin Cohen of the Cleveland Orchestra as a primary influence and talks about Jewish folk music as one of his leading creative sources and inspirations.
In the heart of Berlin.
Noah Bendix-Balgley play klezmer tunes@Carnegie Hall recently
And it was awesome
He’s playing a Klezmer concerto of his own creation with the Baltimore SO in March.