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Noah was appointed concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2011 at the age of 26. In his four seasons as concertmaster there, he performed often as a soloist with the orchestra, and his performances of Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben received acclaim on tour in Europe. His Pittsburgh debut recital in 2012 was named “Best Classical Concert of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

In 2014, Noah won the audition for 1st Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He describes his position in Berlin:


“The concertmaster is a leader among equals in the orchestra, and must serve to facilitate communication between the conductor and the orchestra, and between different sections of the orchestra. The concertmaster must keep his ears and eyes finely attuned to many things at once and provide clarity and leadership that brings the ensemble closer together.”


Noah made his solo debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2018, playing and directing Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto, and has appeared frequently as soloist since then. In addition to chamber music projects with his colleagues, Noah teaches at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, mentoring the next generation of orchestral musicians. 

Noah Bendix Balgley's page on the Berliner Philharmoniker site

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