Joshua Bell was born December 9, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana. He made his orchestral debut at age 14 with the Philadelphia Orchestra—becoming the orchestra's youngest-ever soloist—and he made his first recording at age 18. He received a Grammy Award for his performance in the first recording of Nicholas Maw's "Violin Concerto" (2000). In 2007 he received the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize.
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