With a career spanning almost four decades, Grammy Award–winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Bell has performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, and continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and conductor, and serves as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Bell’s 2023–24 season highlights include an international tour of The Elements, his newly commissioned project that features works by five renowned living composers. Following its world premiere with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, he reprises it with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Bell releases his new album on Sony Classical, Butterfly Lovers, in the summer of 2023. Bell also leads the Academy of St Martin in the Fields on tour in Australia and throughout the United States. He serves as artist-in-residence with the NDR Elbphilharmonie, and appears as guest with ensembles including the New Jersey Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Joshua Bell has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, was named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America, deemed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, received the Avery Fisher Prize, and named an Indiana Living Legend in 2000. He has performed for three American presidents and the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Bell participated in President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’s mission to Cuba on an Emmy-nominated PBS Live from Lincoln Center special, Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba, celebrating renewed cultural diplomacy between Cuba and the United States.