Violinist Endre Balogh and Guitarist Brian Head
Violinist Endre Balogh and Friends perform arrangements by guitarist James Smith.
Violinist Endre Balogh has performed as a soloist with European orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. In the United States he has appeared with LAPhil and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu, among others. Balogh has worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Edo de Waart, James de Priest, Lawrence Foster, Milton Katims, and Christoph von Dohnányi. His recitals in Amsterdam were televised and taped for the BBC. Balogh is an accomplished chamber-music performer and toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe with the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years. Balogh has also played with Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario as well as in the acclaimed series of 1993 chamber concerts, titled André Watts and Friends. He continues to perform regularly with notable colleagues.
Guitarist Brian Head is a guitarist, teacher, and composer who performs and records as a soloist and an accompanist with many groups including inauthentica, LAPhil and their New Music Players, Ten-String Music, and XTet. He has premiered works by Tamar Diesendruck, Stephen Hartke, William Kraft, Frederick Lesemann, and Steve Reich, among others. As a composer, Head recently wrote an homage to John McLaughlin for the 2005 Grammy Award–winning Guitar Heroes album by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. His works for solo guitar have been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad in venues including Merkin Hall in New York, Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. As a teacher, Head has a dual appointment on the classical guitar and composition faculties at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. He previously led the classical-guitar program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is currently president of the Guitar Foundation of America.
Presented as part of LACMA's Sundays Live, a weekly chamber music series. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.
Sundays Live is made possible in part by The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Colburn Foundation, and the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.