Notes & Reviews:
Noah Bendix-Balgley won first prize at the Vibrarte International Music Competition, is a laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition and was awarded first prize and a special prize for best Bach interpretation at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition.
American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Noah Bendix-Balgley is concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He studied with Anne Crowden in Berkeley, California, in Munich with Christoph Poppen, and at Indiana University with Mauricio Fuks. His avoidance of the famous East Coast schools may account for the refreshing quality of his playing. I see that he plays a violin by the early 19th Century Neapolitan maker Lorenzo Ventapane. He was a good maker, and this violin holds up fairly well under the demands made on it.