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Joshua Bell

 
Bio:
With more than 40 CDs recorded during a career spanning over thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Since 2011, Bell has also served as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
With more than 40 CDs recorded during a career spanning over thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Since 2011, Bell has also served as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding ... (read complete bio)
 

Joshua Bell Biography

With more than 40 CDs recorded during a career spanning over thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Since 2011, Bell has also served as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding Sir Neville Marriner, who formed the orchestra in 1958.

Just released is an exclusive single recording of Chopin’s “Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 featuring a new arrangement by Bell for violin and chamber orchestra, available only on Amazon Music HD, a new tier premium quality streaming audio from Amazon Music.

Bell recently engaged in two tech projects: With Embertone, a leader in virtual instrument sampling, the Joshua Bell Virtual Violin was created for producers, artists, engineers and composers. Bell also teamed up with Sony for the Joshua Bell VR Experience featuring Bell performing Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1 in full 360-degree VR. This experience is available for free download for SONY PlayStation 4 VR.

Bell’s interests range from repertoire hallmarks to commissioned works, including Nicholas Maw’s Violin Concerto, for which Bell received the GRAMMY® award. Committed to expanding music’s cultural impact, Bell has collaborated with peers including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Frankie Moreno, and Josh Groban.

Recently, Bell joined cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk to record Mendelssohn’s piano trios, slated for release in early 2020. He also collaborated with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra on a record featuring the Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto, to be released in fall 2020.

Bell maintains an avid interest in film music, having recorded many soundtracks for the cinema. He recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of The Red Violin (1998) in 2018-19. The film’s Academy-Award winning soundtrack features Bell as soloist and in 2018, Bell brought the film with live orchestra to summer festivals and the New York Philharmonic.

An exclusive Sony Classical artist, his many recordings have garnered GRAMMY®, Mercury®, Gramophone and OPUS KLASSIK awards. Bell was at last year’s GRAMMY Awards show, having received a nomination for his release with The Academy of St Martin in the Fields of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and G minor Violin Concerto.

In 2007, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post story on Bell performing incognito in a Washington, D.C. metro station, sparked a conversation regarding art and context and inspired Kathy Stinson’s 2013 children’s book, The Man With The Violin. In 2017, Bell debuted Man With The Violin family concert, including a newly-commissioned animated film, with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Bell began violin at age four, and at age twelve, began studies with Josef Gingold. At 14, Bell debuted with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 17 with the St. Louis Symphony. Bell received the 2007 Avery Fisher Prize and has been named Musical America’s 2010 “Instrumentalist of the Year” and an “Indiana Living Legend.”

Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin, with a François Tourte 18th-Century bow.





Joshua Bell News

92NY Presents Eric Owens, Bass-baritone, And Singers From The Curtis Opera Theatre Photo 92NY Presents Eric Owens, Bass-baritone, And Singers From The Curtis Opera Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York's leading cultural venues, presents Eric Owens, bass-baritone, and singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre, on October 25, 2022 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.

Thomas Riebl to Perform NAUMBURG LOOKS BACK at Carnegie Hall in November Photo Thomas Riebl to Perform NAUMBURG LOOKS BACK at Carnegie Hall in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

Austrian violist Thomas Riebl will be performing a rare US concert as part of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation's distinguished series featuring past winners, Naumburg Looks Back, on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 7:30pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  This concert celebrates the 40th anniversary of Mr. Riebl's winning of the first-ever Naumburg Viola Award in 1982.

See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in Octobe Photo See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced its October line-up for in-person cabaret performances. October will feature new installments of Broadway Sessions, At This Performance, Villain: DeBlanks and much more.ARTZ

Opera Exposures Presents LET'S CELEBRATE UNCLE TOM At St. Mark's in the Bowery Photo Opera Exposures Presents LET'S CELEBRATE UNCLE TOM At St. Mark's in the Bowery
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022

Back by popular demand 'Let's Celebrate Uncle Tom!,' presented by Opera Exposures, explores the harrowing saga behind the character made infamous in the Harriet Beecher Stowe classic.

92NY to Present Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez in VOICE AND THE VIOLIN in October Photo 92NY to Present Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez in VOICE AND THE VIOLIN in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York's leading cultural venues, will present 'Voice and the Violin': Joshua Bell, violin and Larisa Martinez, soprano, on October 20, 2022 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.

Palm Beach Symphony Adds Messiah To Its Season Photo Palm Beach Symphony Adds Messiah To Its Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022

Adding to its already expanded and highly-anticipated 2022-2023 season, Palm Beach Symphony has announced it will present Handel's “Messiah” conducted by Music Director Gerard Schwarz on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Rosarian Academy. Tickets are now on sale.

Esteemed Cassatt String Quartet Returns To Music Mountain Summer Festival September 1 Photo Esteemed Cassatt String Quartet Returns To Music Mountain Summer Festival September 18
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022

The Cassatt String Quartet will return to the Music Mountain Summer Festival for an in-person recital on Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2022, 3 p.m., EDT, at Gordon Hall.

American Classical Orchestra Opens Its 2022-23 Season At Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Photo American Classical Orchestra Opens Its 2022-23 Season At Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall On September 22
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022

The American Classical Orchestra (ACO), New York City's foremost period instrument orchestra, opens its 2022-23 season on Thursday, September 22 at Alice Tully Hall, with the first of four orchestral performances. Conducted by Founder and Artistic Director Thomas Crawford, the concert offers symphonies by Schubert and C.P.E. Bach, in addition to showcasing the dazzling pianist Petra Somlai in one of Beethoven's most demanding concertos.

Chris Botti Partners With Jazz Cruises, LLC To Launch CHRIS BOTTI AT SEA Photo Chris Botti Partners With Jazz Cruises, LLC To Launch CHRIS BOTTI AT SEA
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022

Chris Botti announces the debut of Chris Botti at Sea, a luxury cruise personally curated by the incomparable musician. Scheduled to sail from February 8 – 15, 2024 from Miami to Aruba and Curacao on Celebrity Cruises' Summit, the voyage will bring the very best in music, accommodations, and destinations together. 

Jackie Evancho To Perform A Select Number Of Shows Dedicated To The Timeless Music O Photo Jackie Evancho To Perform A Select Number Of Shows Dedicated To The Timeless Music Of Joni Mitchell
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

In support of her new album, Jackie Evancho: Carousel of Time, honoring the timeless music of Joni Mitchell, Jackie Evancho will perform a select number of shows dedicated to the  music from the album. 

Joshua Bell Videos

VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special VideoVIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2021

On New Year's Eve, JoAnn Falletta conducted the National Symphony Orchestra in the PBS Special, United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America. The star-studded performance-filmed at George Washington's Mount Vernon and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts-encourages our nation to come together and celebrate our irrepressible strength as we welcome the New Year.

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' fro VideoBWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from 'Ragtime' for UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2020

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming PBS special “United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America,” Tony winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform “Wheels of a Dream” from “Ragtime.”

VIDEO: Jane Bowyer Stewart Talks Beethoven's 7th Symphony, and Shares a Clip, as Part VideoVIDEO: Jane Bowyer Stewart Talks Beethoven's 7th Symphony, and Shares a Clip, as Part of NSO @ Home
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2020

NSO First Violinist Jane Stewart describes her favorite passage from the last movement in Beethoven's 7th Symphony, which was recently featured in a Virtual Orchestra video. Here enjoy the first movement, conducted by Joshua Bell, that is noted for its long ascending scales and lively dance-like dotted rhythms. It will surely leave you, like Jane, wishing to experience the whole symphony live in the concert hall once more.

Video Flashback: Joshua Bell Performs Violin Works at Lincoln Center VideoVideo Flashback: Joshua Bell Performs Violin Works at Lincoln Center
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2020

The New York Philharmonic has released a new flashback video, featuring Joshua Bell performing virtuosic works for violin by Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and others, conducted by then Music Director Lorin Maazel.

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform 'I Sing The Body Electric' at the GRAMMYs! VideoVIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform 'I Sing The Body Electric' at the GRAMMYs!
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2020

During the 2020 Grammy Awards, in a tribute to longtime GRAMMY executive producer Ken Ehrlich, and to acknowledge the importance of music education in schools to the Recording Academy, GRAMMY Museum and Ehrlich, artists performed 'I Sing The Body Electric' from the film Fame. The performance featured Ben Platt, Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr. and John Legend, Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, and The War And Treaty.

Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Be VideoViolinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Bell
by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

On Friday, January 11, 2019, multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album Chaplin's Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin's birth in 2019, Chaplin's Smile features Philippe Quint joined on two tracks by Quint's friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell. Over more than three years, Quint, in collaboration with arrangers Charles Coleman and Leon Gurvitch went through dozens of songs and soundtracks written by Chaplin to select the songs best suited for violin and piano.

VIDEO: Preview THE FORCE OF THINGS Part Of Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Center! VideoVIDEO: Preview THE FORCE OF THINGS Part Of Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Center!
by Alan Henry - Jul 5, 2018

How do we bear witness to a thing our bodies seem built to ignore? In Ashley Fure's immersive music-theater piece, created with her architect brother Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, 24 subwoofer speakers emit sound too low for humans to hear, creating a subsonic sense of ecological anxiety that ripples around the audience. Under a dense canopy of sculpted matter, tones are "made tactile, objects made audible, noise made beautiful" (New York Times). Drama is steered away from the human, time is stretched to a geologic scale, and seven live performers act as wordless harbingers of a consciousness not limited to the living.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal's For IN THE NAME OF THE EARTH, Part Of Mostly Mozart At L VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal's For IN THE NAME OF THE EARTH, Part Of Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Center!
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

A chorus of some 800 experienced and amateur singers will premiere John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth in Central Park's Harlem Meer. The performance builds on two highly acclaimed outdoor world premieres commissioned previously for the Mostly Mozart Festival: 2014's Sila: The Breath of the World, also by John Luther Adams, and David Lang's the public domain, which marked the 50th anniversary of the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2016. Simon Halsey, who led the performance of the public domain, returns to the festival to conduct In the Name of the Earth.

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks New Netflix Series: 'I've Long Wanted to Do a Show Like This'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2017

Julie Andrews stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss her new pre-school show JULIE'S GREENROOM, premiering on Netflix on March 17th.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Idina Menzel, Alec Baldwin, Tituss Burgess & More Join Julie Andrews in JULIE'S GREENROOM on Netflix!
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2017

Award-winning actress Julie Andrews will star in Julie's Greenroom, a new preschool show from The Jim Henson Company that features an all-new puppet cast of kids learning about the performing arts. The series will be available exclusively to Netflix members globally in early 2017.