With a career spanning over 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and arts advocate, Joshua Bell is one of today’s most celebrated violinists. A Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards. Bell became the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011, the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. Joshua Bell –The Classical Collection, a 14-CD set and For the Love of Brahms, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Steven Isserlis, and Jeremy Denk are his most recent releases. Bell has performed on a number of soundtracks, including The Red Violin, which won the Oscar for best original score.
Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin and is a proud supporter of Education Through Music Los Angeles.