Endre Balogh
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Member Since: November 18, 2010
Last Visit:February 27, 2011

Endre Balogh

Violinist Endre Balogh has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, Frankfurt Symphony, and Basel Symphony as well as several other European ensembles. In the United States he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu to name just a few. In the course of his career he worked with such eminent conductors as Zubin Mehta, Edo de Waart, James de Priest, Lawrence Foster, Milton Katims, and Christoph von Dohnányi. He was the youngest first prizewinner in the history of the prestigious Merriweather Post Competition. Endre Balogh has had several concert tours of the United States, and Europe; which have included live televised recitals in Amsterdam and taped performances for the BBC. He is an accomplished Chamber Music performer and toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe with the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years. He has won several Coleman Chamber Music Awards and has played with such luminaries as Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario as well as in the acclaimed series of 1993 chamber concerts: “André Watts and Friends.” Until his passing in 2010, Endre performed frequently with his friend and colleague, James Smith – head of the Guitar Department at USC. Over the years they amassed a unique body of repertoire consisting of original and arranged works for violin and guitar. Lately he has also explored the rich Violin and Viola Duo literature with the fine violist Steven Gordon as well as joining forces with cellist Dennis Karmazyn and pianist Genevieve Lee to perform Piano Trios, Quartets, and Quintets.
Beyond that, Endre is also an award-winning photographer, whose works are displayed in many prestigious collections. He has had several solo gallery showings of his work and in 2010, Shutterbug Magazine chose one of his photos to grace the cover of their annual “Expert Photo Techniques” guide. All his photos can be seen at www.endresphotos.com