Joshua Bell, violin & Alessio Bax, piano
Joshua Bell’s career spans more than thirty years as a chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and director, and he stands as one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. With repertoire and performances ranging from Bach to jazz standards to world music, his restless curiosity, passion, and multifaceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” His curiosity and clarity of insight are a testament to his belief in the power of music as a unifying cultural force. An artist of precision and passion, Bell is committed to the violin as an instrument of expression and a vehicle for realizing the new and unexplored. As an exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 albums garnering Grammy®, Mercury®, Gramophone and ECHO Klassik awards.
Bell has spent time previously in the Twin Cities area as an Artistic Partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), and has performed with the SPCO and the Minnesota Orchestra, and twice as part of the International Artist Series. The Schubert Club is delighted to welcome him back to the Ordway stage in 2019.
The most perfect interpreter of this generation.Houston Chronicle
Joshua Bell is the greatest American violinist alive today.The Boston Herald
ProgramSchubert - Rondo Brillante in B minor, D. 895
Franck - Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach - Violin Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Ysaÿe - Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27, "Ballade"
Ysaÿe/Saint-Saëns - Caprice d'apres I'Etude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
*Program is subject to change*