All Joshua Bell articles – Page 2

  • Bell_Busking

    Violinist Joshua Bell busks in a Washington DC metro station


    It's been a few years since star violinist Joshua Bell performed Bach incognito in a Washington DC metro station - an experiment organised by the Washington Post to discover 'in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? ...

  • JoshBellAcademy

    Joshua Bell renews music director contract with Academy of St Martin in the Fields


    The violinist has signed a three-year extension until summer 2017

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    Joshua Bell

    The American violinist Joshua Bell began his musical education by attempting to pluck out music on stretched-out rubber bands. Soon afterwards, aged four, he started violin lessons. Taught by pedagogues including Donna Bricht, Mimi Zweig and Josef Gingold, he made his first major professional appearance, aged ...

  • Bell busking

    Joshua Bell's busking experiment


    In 2007, our November cover star Joshua Bell tried an experiment with the Washington Post . He set up a busking pitch in the Washington D.C. Metro during rush hour, started playing Bach, and waited to see who would listen. The results were surprising, as you will ...

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    Joshua Bell on the Stradivaris of his life


    Our November issue cover star describes his relationship with his ‘Huberman' Stradivari violin in conversation with Sam Zygmuntowicz