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Violin royalty returns home for inaugural Artist Residency

World-renowned violinists Noah Bendix-Balgley and Shanshan Yao headline this week-long artistic celebration.

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Education is a prominent part of the Residency. Bendix-Balgley will serve as concertmaster with the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Yao will lead a free workshop for local string students.

Photo credit: Nikolaj Lund

Experience the magic of the violin like never before at Asheville Symphony’s inaugural Artist Residency: A Celebration of the Violin, March 11-18.

Featuring mesmerizing performances and educational events from world-renowned violinists Noah Bendix-Balgley and Shanshan Yao, this brand-new biennial initiative spotlights one new instrument each residency.

Bendix-Balgley is an Asheville native and current concertmaster of the acclaimed symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic. His wife, Yao, was a longtime member of the New York Philharmonic.

🎻 What to expect

Look forward to a solo performance with some of the most technically complex pieces ever put to paper, including Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin, composed here in Asheville (80 years to the day of the performance), and insightful lectures, with each event promising an enriching + educational musical experience for music fans of all levels.

Plus, witness the rare opportunity to see the duo solo on a symphony program featuring three violin concertos, Masterworks 5: Violin Virtuosi.

🎟️ Get tix

Individual events are selling out quickly, so we recommend securing tickets sooner rather than later.

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