Violinist and Photographer
With an impressive list of international concert triumphs to his credit, violinist ENDRE BALOGH has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, Frankfurt Symphony, and Basel Symphony, and 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 has worked with such eminent conductors as Zubin Mehta, Edo de Waart, James de Priest, Lawrence Foster, Milton Katims, and Christoph von Dohnányi. Endre 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 over 30 years. He has also 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 extensively with his friend and colleague, James Smith – Chairman of the Classical 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 joined forces with other notable artists to perform chamber music concerts. He has also frequently collaborated with the renowned theatrical repertory company “A Noise Within” to write and perform incidental music for several of their productions, performing live as a costumed character on stage.
In 2004, after severely curtailing his touring concert schedule in order to spend more time with his children, Endre rapidly began to hone his passion for photography. It wasn’t long before he was winning top awards in contests and his unique aesthetic vision and reputation for consistently beautiful work soon earned him an enviable reputation among his photographic colleagues. His photos are prominently displayed in the collections of several connoisseurs of fine photographic arts. He has had three solo exhibitions of his work at the Karpeles Museum in Santa Barbara. His photo “Egg On Glass” was chosen from among nearly 3000 entries from 40 countries to be displayed with 87 others in the prestigious “Art of Digital” International Exhibition – 2007. An article written by Endre detailing his techniques for photographing flowers and illustrated by six photos from his collection ran in “Shutterbug” Magazine’s annual publication “Expert Photo Techniques Guide” with one of his images as the cover photo. He was also named “Photographer Of the Year – 2012 and 2013” by the All Valley Professional Photographer’s Association – an unprecedented achievement. Most recently, he was awarded the “2015 Nature Photographer Of the Year” and designated “Number Three” among the “Top Ten Photographers in California – 2015” by the California Professional Photographers Association.
As a sort of self-therapy after the untimely passing of his precious son, Antal, he started channeling “Sacred Geometries”. Now, that collected body of work extends to several hundred artworks and his Sacred Geometries are acknowledged to be, by far, the most popular of that genre in the world. His work can be seen and purchased at www.EndresArt.com
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