Sept 6: Violinist Endre Balogh and Guitarist Brian Head

Sept 6: Violinist Endre Balogh and Guitarist Brian Head

Violinist Endre Balogh and guitarist Brian Head perform works by Bach, Fauré, Ravel, Sarasate, and Leisener, and James Smith’s arrangements of American Popular Songs.

With an impressive list of international concert triumphs to his credit, violinist Endre Balogh has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Frankfurt and Basel symphonies. In the United States he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu. He is an accomplished chamber performer, having 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.” He toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a founding member of the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years. For decades, he performed with his friend and colleague, James Smith – guitarist extraordinaire and chairman of the classical guitar department at the USC Thornton School.

Brian Head was chosen in 1999 as the USC Gamma Sigma Alpha Professor of the Year. He is sought after as an ensemble guitarist performing in numerous chamber and symphonic groups including XTET, Ten-String Music, and the New World Symphony. His compositions are published by Alfred Music and Guitar Solo Publications, and have been recorded on Delos, Denon, Digital Revolution, GSP Recordings, and Massax Productions. His music has been performed throughout the U.S. in venues including Merkin Hall in New York, Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., as well as abroad in Tokyo, Madrid, São Paulo, and Dubai. He is currently associate professor of practice, and director of undergraduate music theory, classical guitar, and composition, at USC’s Thornton School of Music.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

KUSC Podcast
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