Noah Bendix-Balgley was appointed to 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic in 2014. Before that he served as the Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2015. Noah was a Laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, the 2008 Thibaud Competition, and won the 1st prize at the 2011 Vibrarte International Music Competition in Paris. Noah has appeared as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Belgique, and I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan. Highlights of this season include recitals in Germany, New York City and Pittsburgh, and concerto debuts at the Aspen Festival, and in Australia and New Zealand. In June 2016, he premiered his own Klezmer violin concerto Fidl-Fantazye with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. From 2008–11, Noah Bendix-Balgley was the 1st violinist of the Athlos String Quartet, which won a special prize at the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition. Noah has appeared at numerous festivals in Europe and North America, including the Verbier Festival, the Sarasota Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, and Chamber Music Connects the World in Kronberg, Germany. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Noah began playing violin at age 4. Noah graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Munich Hochschule. He performs on a Cremonese violin made in 1732 by Carlo Bergonzi.