Joshua Bell Tickets for Sale
For the movie The Red Violin, Joshua served as the artistic advisor, body double, and the performing artist responsible for all on-screen violin sounds. In addition to his recordings, he tours internationally performing in over one hundred concerts a year. Among the list of orchestras he has performed with are the National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the London Symphony. He has worked with great conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, John Eliot Gardiner, John Williams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph von Dohnanyi, and James Levine. Joshua's Grammy-nominated Barber/Walton Violin Concertos won Gramophone's award as Concerto album of the year for 1998. In 2000, People Magazine listed him among the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. Joshua also won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist with an Orchestra for his recording of the Maw Violin Concerto in 2001. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Andrew De Grado Memorial Foundation which is dedicated to the development of young pianists.
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Joshua Bell was born on December 9, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana, and his brilliant career began at age five when his parents gave him a violin. In 1981, he won the Seventeen Magazine/General Motors competition and made his orchestral debut with Ricardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Following closely on the heels of those two triumphs, he debuted at Carnegie Hall and won an Avery Fisher Career Grant. From 1987 to 1996, he recorded for London/Decca records, releasing thirteen records under that label. In October 1996, he signed with Sony Classical. His first recording under that label is "Gershwin Fantasy" followed up by "Short Trip Home" with Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, and Mike Marshall; "Listen to the Storyteller" with Wynton Marsalis; and the soundtracks for "The Red Violin" and "Music of the Heart".