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 albums garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. As of 2011, Bell is the only person to hold the post of Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.
Fall 2018 performances include season-opening concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda and Cincinnati Symphony under Louis Langrée, as well as the Baltimore Symphony under Cristian Măcelaru, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Stockholm Philharmonic. He also performs the 1998 Academy Award-winning film score of The Red Violin live with the New York Philharmonic. In 2018-19, Bell continues his tours with the Academy, recital tours with pianist Sam Haywood, and a first-ever trio tour with pianist Jeremy Denk and cellist Steven Isserlis to ten North American cities. In Spring 2019, Bell performs with the Czech Philharmonic under Christoph Eschenbach, Israel Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda, Camerata Salzburg under Andrew Manze, the Munich Philharmonic and Santa Cecilia Orchestra, among others.
Bell recently released his recording with the Academy of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and G minor Concerto, and engaged in two tech projects. A dedicated arts advocate, Bell is involved with “Education Through Music” and “Turnaround Arts”.