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20 May - 03 June 2020

Noah Bendix-Balgley with Christoph Traxler

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​A passionate and experienced multi-artist.

​1st concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonics, member of the multi-genre septet Philharmonix – which is also on this year's Bergen International Festival programme – and furthermore, revered in klezmer 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.

'All the different things keep me motivated and artistically stimulated', says the violinist.

Bendix-Balgley convinces and communicates through music and 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

Picture: Noah Bendix-Balgley (photo: Nikolaj Lund), Christoph Traxler (photo: Julia Stix)



1 h


  • Standard: 650
  • Senior: 585
  • Under 30: 190  
  • FiB Fordel until 11 March: 455  
  • FiB Fordel from 12 March: 520​

Purchase ticket


​Boat trip to Lysøen is included in the ticket. The boat leaves on time.

Departure from Dreggekaien at 10:00 for concert start at 11:30 and at 12:45 for concert start at 14:30. Return from Lysøen at 14:00 and 16:15.


    • Noah Bendix-Balgley violin
    • Christoph Traxler piano

Music by

    • Bach
    • Brahms
    • Bloch
    • Ravel


    • 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)


  • The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica
  • Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation  

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