With a career spanning almost four decades, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, Mr. Bell continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and conductor, and serves as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Highlights this season include leading the Academy on tour to Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Bell appears with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Sofia Philharmonic, and Franz Schubert Filharmonia, and tours the United States and Europe with pianist Peter Dugan. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 1991 as a Shenson Young Artist, and will return in April 2023 for Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.

Mr. Bell has been named 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America, a 2007 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, been nominated for six Grammy awards, and received the 2007 Avery Fisher Prize. He has also received the 2003 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award and a Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1991 from the Jacobs School of Music. In 2000, he was named an Indiana Living Legend. He has performed for three American presidents and the sitting justices of the Supreme Court. Mr. Bell also participated in Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ first cultural mission to Cuba, joining Cuban and American musicians on a 2017 Live from Lincoln CenterEmmy-nominated PBS special, Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba, celebrating renewed cultural diplomacy between Cuba and the United States.


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