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 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. His newest album, For the Love of Brahms, was recorded with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, cellist Steven Isserlis, and pianist Jeremy Denk. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin with a Francois Tourte bow. Bell is an ardent supporter of arts education and a member of Education Through Music and Turnaround Arts.