Biography: Joshua Bell, Violinist

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Grammy® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell has been captivating audiences around the globe for more than 20 years. Known for his poetic musicality, Joshua came to national attention at age 14 with his highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A Carnegie Hall debut, the Avery Fisher Career Grant and a recording contract further confirmed his unique presence in the music world. Now in his thirties, Joshua has performed with the world’s leading symphony orchestras and conductors, recorded 27 albums and participated in events foreign to most classical artists, earning him the rare title of classical music superstar. His recent recording, Romance of the Violin, features the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Michael Stern. The album topped the Billboard classical charts and the repertoire was featured on the PBS special “Live from Lincoln Center: Joshua Bell at the Penthouse,” which will be released on DVD by Sony.

Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader, Joshua Bell’s career is exceptionally varied. Joshua has recorded a diverse collection of albums since joining Sony Classical in 1996. He received a Grammy Award for the Maw Violin Concerto. He was responsible for all violin sound for the film The Red Violin, which received the Academy Award® for Best Original Score by composer John Corigliano. Joshua plays the 1713 The Gibson ex Huberman Stradivarius.
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