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Tour Dates

03/07/2019Seattle Symphony / Seattle, WA
03/08/2019Seattle Symphony / Seattle, WA
03/09/2019Seattle Symphony / Seattle, WA
03/15/2019Houston Symphony / Houston, TX
03/16/2019Houston Symphony / Houston, TX
03/17/2019Houston Symphony / Houston, TX
03/23/2019Wigmore Hall / London, United Kingdom
04/01/2019Bulgaria Hall / Sofia, Bulgaria
04/04/2019Munich Philharmonic / Munich, Germany
04/05/2019Munich Philharmonic / Munich, Germany
04/06/2019Munich Philharmonic / Munich, Germany
04/12/2019Eastman Theatre / Rochester, NY
04/14/2019San Diego Symphony / San Diego, CA
04/27/2019Gaillard Center / Charleston, SC
04/28/2019Symphony Hall / Boston, MA
04/30/2019Alice Tully Hall / New York, NY
05/01/2019The Strathmore / Baltimore, MD
05/05/2019NJPAC / Newark, NJ
05/06/2019The Smith Center / Las Vegas, NV
05/07/2019UC Santa Barbara / Santa Barbara, CA
05/08/2019Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts / Northridge, CA
05/09/2019Segerstrom Concert Hall / Costa Mesa, CA
05/12/2019Davies Symphony Hall / San Francisco, CA
05/24/2019Camerata Salzburg / Salzburg, Austria
05/26/2019Camerata Salzburg / Salzburg, Austria
05/27/2019Camerata Salzburg / Salzburg, Austria
05/28/2019Wiener Konzerthaus / Vienna, Austria
05/29/2019Wiener Konzerthaus / Vienna, Austria
05/31/2019Auditorio Nacional de Musica / Madrid, Spain
06/01/2019Auditorio Nacional de Musica / Madrid, Spain
06/05/2019Dvorak Hall / Prague, Czechia
06/06/2019Dvorak Hall / Prague, Czechia
06/07/2019Dvorak Hall / Prague, Czechia
06/15/2019Heinz Hall for Performing Arts / Pittsburgh, PA
06/19/2019Israel Philharmonic / Haifa, Israel
06/20/2019Israel Philharmonic / Tel Aviv, Israel
06/23/2019Israel Philharmonic / Tel Aviv, Israel
06/24/2019Israel Philharmonic / Jeruselem, Israel
06/25/2019Israel Philharmonic / Haifa, Israel
08/02/2019Tanglewood / Lenox, MA
10/27/2019Schubert Club International Artist Series / St Paul, MN
04/01/2020New York Philharmonic / New York, NY
04/02/2020New York Philharmonic / New York, NY
04/04/2020New York Philharmonic / New York, NY

Joshua Bell: Bio

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is 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 September 2016, Sony Classical releases Bell's newest album, For the Love of Brahms, with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk.

Bell has collaborated with countless artists in and outside the classical arena and performed on television shows including the Grammy Awards, numerous Live from Lincoln Center specials and on movie soundtracks including the Oscar-winning film, The Red Violin. Bell received his first violin at age four and at 14 performed with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, followed by his Carnegie Hall debut at 17. Perhaps the event that most transformed his reputation from ‘musician's musician' to ‘household name' was his incognito performance in a Washington, D.C. subway station in 2007 for a Washington Post article which thoughtfully examined art and context. The cover story earned writer Gene Weingarten a Pulitzer Prize and sparked an international firestorm of discussion which continues to this day.

Convinced of the value of music as both a diplomatic and educational tool, Bell is a member of President Obama's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and in April 2016, he participated in the U.S. government's inaugural cultural mission to Cuba. He is involved in Turnaround Arts, a signature program of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities led by Michelle Obama, providing arts education to low-performing elementary and middle schools.

Bell's 2016/17 season includes season-opening appearances with the Atlanta Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra and performances with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, plus the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Seattle, Montreal and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Abroad he performs with the Vienna Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Czech Philharmonic. He embarks on four international orchestral tours: To the U.K., Benelux, Germany and Australia with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; to Switzerland with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra; to Austria, Germany, Italy and Sweden with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Daniel Harding; and to Korea and Japan with the Orchestra de Paris also with Harding. He makes recital appearances throughout North America with his recital partners Alessio Bax including at Lincoln Center and with Sam Haywood in a West coast tour.

A highlight of the season features Bell in a week-long residency in Washington, D.C., where he will serve as 2016-2017 Artist-in- Residence at the Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra. Performing and collaborating across artistic and educational mediums, Bell will explore the depths of artistic possibilities examining synergies between music, dance, the culinary arts, literature, education, and technology. Featured events will include an evening with Gourmet Symphony, a collaboration with Brooklyn's Dance Heginbotham, a recital with literature celebrating John F. Kennedy's Centennial, and a world premiere co-commission from Anne Dudley in a family concert based on the bestselling children's book The Man with the Violin, inspired by Bell's incognito 2007 D.C. Metro performance.

Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin.

1 Spring: Allegro  
2 Spring: Largo  
3 Spring: Allegro  
4 Summer: Allegro no molto  
5 Summer: Adagio  
6 Summer: Presto  
7 Autumn: Allegro  
8 Autumn: Adagio molto  
9 Autumn: Allegro  
10 Winter: Allegro no molto  
11 Winter: Largo  
12 Winter: Allegro  
Joshua Bell - The Four Seasons 'Summer' III. Presto
Joshua Bell - Interview
How I Started Playing the Violin
Joshua Bell on Sir Neville Mariner

Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, who has enchanted audiences for two decades with his breathtaking playing and tone of rare opulence, has recorded Antonio Vivaldi's concertos The Four Seasons. Widely considered as one of the premier violinist of his generation, Bell is joined on this studio release by the celebrated musicians of the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields, who toured the work with him prior to the recording sessions.

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