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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.

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Scottsdale Arts Unveils 2023�"24 Classical And Chamber Concerts

Get the scoop on the exciting lineup of classical and chamber concerts at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for the 2023–24 season. From renowned artists like Joshua Bell to innovative ensembles like Kronos Quartet, this is a season you won't want to miss.

Music Worcester Features Two Unique Chamber Music Events in October

Music Worcester presents an eclectic pair of chamber concerts in October, with The Gavilán Brothers, October 15th and mandolin player Avi Avital and accordionist  Hanzhi Wang October 22nd.  Learn more about the upcoming performances here!

Two Works By Composer Lowell Liebermann To Be Performed by The Kazakh State Symphony At Carnegie Hall

The Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andreas Delfs, will make its American debut at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on October 9, 2023 at 8 p.m. EDT. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Edward W. Hardy To Perform With The University Of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra Next Week

Violinist Edward W. Hardy will perform with the University of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra on September 25.

George Mason University's School of Theater and College of Visual and Performing Arts' Office of Diversity and Inclusion Host Networking Event

George Mason University’s School of Theater and College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will present Cultivating 21st-Century Audiences, a networking event and panel discussion on October 2, 2023 from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn more about the event here!

The Alexander String Quartet Reveals New Member: Violinist Yuna Lee

As the Alexander String Quartet celebrates its 43rd Season, it welcomes a new member: violinist Yuna Lee.  Learn more about Lee here!

SF Symphony's 2023-24 Great Performers Series Includes Eight Performances Featuring Acclaimed Soloists and Ensembles

The San Francisco Symphony’s 2023–24 Great Performers Series presents eight programs featuring world-class artists in solo recitals and ensemble performances at Davies Symphony Hall throughout the season. Learn more about the performance lineup here!

Palm Beach Symphony Releases Report On 2022-23 Season Community Impact

Palm Beach Symphony has released its 2022-2023 Season Impact Report which documents the non-profit organization's growing national recognition, continued artistic triumphs and powerful education and community programs. 

Jaap van Zweden Opens the HK Phil's 50th Professional Season With Soloists Joshua Bell and Rudolf Buchbinder

To mark its 50th professional season, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden will present two programmes in two consecutive weeks of September, along with renowned violinist Joshua Bell (8 & 9 September) and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder (15 & 16 September) respectively.

New Jersey Symphony to Undergo Concert Weekend Consolidation and Workforce Reduction

The New Jersey Symphony has announced that it has made the difficult decision to consolidate its concert program weekends for the upcoming 2023–24 season, which begins this October and continues through June, as part of an overall budget reduction plan.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song Present PERENNIALS This September

​​​​​​​New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, kicks off its 2023-24 Mainstage season with Perennials - Songs For Every Season on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song to Present PERENNIALS - SONGS FOR EVERY SEASON

Join Kaufman Music Center and New York Festival of Song for the season opening concert, 'Perennials - Songs For Every Season,' on September 28 at Merkin Hall. Don't miss this celebration of music's power to guide us through the year.

Franz Schubert Filharmonia Makes Carnegie Hall Debut, October 10

The Franz Schubert Filharmonia—one of Spain's pre-eminent orchestras led by conductor and Artistic Director Tomàs Grau—presents its first ever concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

Single Event Tickets for the Lied Center's Spectacular 2023-2024 Season on Sale August 17

On August 17, 2023, the public will get their first access to single event tickets for the Lied Center's 2023-2024 season featuring more than 30 events including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance, classical music, jazz, musical theater, comedy, family, illusion, and more.  

The National Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 2023�"2024 Season In September

The National Symphony Orchestra opens its season with eight programs in September and October 2023 that highlight the versatility of the orchestra; from programs that celebrate Music Director Gianandrea Noseda's musical heritage to collaborations with Artistic Advisor Ben Folds and rising musical artists.

The Soraya's 2023-24 Season To Include Samara Joy, Disney In Concert, David Sedaris and More 

On the same day single ticket sales open to Members, The Soraya announces additional and notable performances in its 23-24 Season! 

Chicago's Third Coast Baroque Will Launch 'Beyond Baroque' Festival Next Month

 In its most ambitious undertaking to date, Chicago's enterprising early-music ensemble Third Coast Baroque will present Beyond Baroque, a four-day music festival August 31­-September 3, 2023, featuring a multi-genre lineup of artists and ensembles.

Tilles Center Unveils Star-Studded 2023/24 Season Lineup

Discover the incredible lineup of the 2023/24 season at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. From star-studded concerts to captivating dance performances and Broadway shows, this season promises entertainment for everyone. Get your tickets now and experience world-class performances right in your own backyard.

Chamber Music Marin Reveals Lineup for 2023-24 Chamber Music Concert Series

Chamber Music Marin (CMM) has announced the line-up for their 2023-24 Chamber Music Concert Series which will run October 8, 2023 through May 19, 2024 at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley, CA.

Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra 2 Travels To The Dominican Republic In July For First-Ever International Concerts

This July, following two weeks of intensive training in New York, NYO2—one of Carnegie Hall's three national youth ensembles made up of extraordinary teen instrumentalists from across the United States—will travel to the Dominican Republic for the ensemble's first ever international concerts and residency.

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