Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 58

058 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 FOU N DAT I ON S m LYSØ EN M U S E U M TIC KET TR A N S P O RT Standard: 650 Senior: 585 Under 30: 190 Transport included in ticket, see p. 14. Noah Bendix-Balgley FiB Fordel: 520​ with Christoph Traxler Ole Bull’s Lysøen A fairytale home on a magnificent island. DATE / TIME DURATI ON Saturday 25 May at 11:30 & 14:30 1:00 ​ passionate and experienced A multi-artist. 1st concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonics, member of the multi- genre septet Philharmonix (p. 73) – which is also on this year's Bergen International Festival programme – and furthermore, revered in klez- mer music: Noah Bendix-Balgley is highly sought after, and his solo performance on Lysøen will be an experience out of the ordinary. He brings with him Christoph Traxler, a young and versatile pianist from Austria who is also a member of Philharmonix. His violin career began as a four-year- old in North Carolina, and five years later Bendix-Balgley played for Lord Yehudi Menuhin in Switzerland. The merit list of the American violinist spans far and wide as concertmaster with orchestra, soloist and chamber musician. Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica and Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation 058 'All the different things keep me motivated and artistically stimulated', says the violinist. Bendix-Balgley convinces and communicates through music and #FE STSPILLEN E19 has chosen a varied list of works by Bach, Brahms and Ravel for the concert, as well as Baal Shem Suite by Swiss-American Ernest Bloch, which Bendix-Balgley performed as early as in his own bar mitzvah. 'A strong, pure tone and complete assurance' - THE NEW YORK TIMES Noah Bendix-Balgley violin Christoph Traxler piano JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750) Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017 JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897) Violin Sonata no. 2 in A major, op. 100 ERNEST BLOCH (1885–1977) Baal Shem Suite: Three Pictures of Hasidic Life MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937) Tzigane