Joshua Bell, ViolinSam Haywood, Piano
Joshua Bell, Violin
With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and arts education champion, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. A Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards and he is a recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.
In August 2017, Sony Classical released Joshua Bell – The Classical Collection, a 14-CD set of albums of classical repertoire that displays Bell’s breathtaking virtuosity. Slated for June 2018 is Bell’s recording with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields of the Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and g minor Concerto. A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin.