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. Renowned for his passion, restless curiosity and multi-faceted musical interests, it's no wonder that The New York Times says “Mr. Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.”
Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, and his restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests are almost unparalleled in the world of classical music. Named Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, Bell is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. The recipient of many awards including the Grammy, Bell has more than 40 CDs including the Oscar-winning soundtrack for The Red Violin. His career spans over 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor while being an outspoken advocate for classical music and keeping music education in schools. www.joshuabell.com
Sam Haywood has performed to critical acclaim in many of the world’s major concert halls. The Washington Post hailed his 'dazzling, evocative playing' and 'lyrical sensitivity' and the New York Times his ‘passionate flair and sparkling clarity’.
Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat major, K.454
Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
Joshua Bell’s performance is generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur.