Portrait or Personal Image - Endre  Balogh

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 to name just a few prestigious 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 nearly 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.” For decades, he performed with his friend and colleague, James Smith – Chairman of the Classical Guitar Department at USC until his passing in 2010. He continues to perform regularly with other world-class colleagues. In 2008, Endre was asked by the nationally known theater repertory company “A Noise Within” to compose original music for their production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”. Throughout the 40 performance run, Endre played his music as a costumed character in the play, garnering unanimous audience enthusiasm and critical acclaim. In 2009, he returned to perform solo violin music again with "A Noise Within", as a costumed character in the American premier run of Neil Bartlett's adaptation of "Oliver Twist". In the inaugural season of their new permanent home in Pasadena (2010) he wrote the music to underscore their production of Eugene O"Neill's "Desire Under The Elms" and not only performed on stage throughout the play but also made his acting debut in the part of "The Fiddler". In 2013 he wrote performed the music for their production of Sara Ruhl's "Eurydice".

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. His photo “Egg On Glass” was chosen from nearly 3000 entries from 40 countries to be displayed among 87 others in the prestigious “Art of Digital” International Exhibition – 2007. He has had two solo exhibitions of his photographic work at the Karpeles Museum in Santa Barbara. Additionally, he has been commissioned to create numerous commercial graphics projects and is a highly sought after portrait and headshot photographer..

In October of 2010, the international photography magazine "Shutterbug" honored Endre by publishing an article about his black and white flower photography, along with one of his photos gracing the cover of their special annual "Expert Photo Techniques" guide. Endre was awarded the "Photographer Of the Year" in both 2012 and 2013 by the All Valley Professional Photographer's Association for his outstanding work - an unprecedented back to back honor. Shutterbug Cover
Above all, he is devoted to his wife, Mona, and his four delightful children, Csilla, Antal (1994 - 2006), Katalin, and Eva.

July 2011 marked the publication of Endre's first Deluxe coffee table book of Flower photographs. Just click on the banner to see and purchase the book.

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