Born Dec. 9, 1967 in Bloomington (United States).
Joshua Bell has captured the public’s attention like no other classical violinist of his time. His 2008-2009 season kicks off with the September world-wide Sony Classical release of Vivaldi: The Four Seasons recorded with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, his return to his alma mater-- Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as a senior lecturer, and the tenth anniversary DVD release of The Red Violin film featuring Joshua on the Oscar-winning soundtrack for Best Original Score. Bell will be featured on the soundtrack of the Paramount Vantage film Defiance to be released in December.
An exclusive Sony Classical artist known for his breadth and daring choices of repertoire, Bell has created a richly varied catalogue of recordings. Recent releases include The Red Violin Concerto by John Corigliano, The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, The Essential Joshua Bell, Voice of the Violin and Romance of the Violin which Billboard named the 2004 Classical CD of the Year, and Bell the Classical Artist of the Year. "Mr. Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” said the New York Times.
After a South American tour and summer festival performances at Aspen, Ravinia, Napa, Verbier, Cortona, Sun Valley and Tanglewood, Joshua performs at the Hollywood Bowl. His 2008-2009 performance season includes concerts with the New York Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, Joshua performs with the Indianapolis, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Seattle, Syracuse and Oregon orchestras. Joshua will perform a recital tour in the United States with Jeremy Denk, while international dates include a tour with the Verbier UBS Festival Orchestra to Athens, Lisbon, Berlin and Munich performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Joshua will also perform with the Spanish National Orchestra in Madrid, and in Paris with the Orchestra Philharmonic de Radio France.
Joshua closes 2008 with a performance at London’s Wigmore Hall. 2009 highlights include Miami’s New World Symphony, Lincoln Center Great Performers Series, and a European tour with the Minneapolis Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vanska. After a performance at the 92nd Street Y with long-time collaborator Steven Isserlis, he returns to Europe to tour with the Camerata Academia followed by a European recital tour with Jeremy Denk. Joshua’s schedule continues with performances in Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Denver and Phoenix. In December 2010, he is chosen to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major at the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm.
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