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Joshua David Bell was born on 9 December 1967, in Bloomington, Indiana USA, of Scottish and Jewish descent. Joshua is a conductor and violinist, well known for his performances with various orchestras around the world. He’s been awarded numerous times and was also featured in a Washington Post experiment. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Joshua Bell? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. He’s made many high profile performances, including in collaboration with other musicians. He’s also appeared in various television and film productions. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Joshua Bell Net Worth $15 million

Bell started learning the violin at the age of four, when his mother discovered that he was trying to emulate piano music by using stretched rubber bands. He was given a violin and started taking lessons, though he was also focused on other things such as sports. He studied under Donna Bricht and Mimi Zweig before learning from Josef Gingold. Despite the fact that his parents weren’t truly pushing him towards a career as a violinist, Gingold inspired Bell to pursue the instrument, so that at the age of 14, he appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra as a solo violinist. He also attended Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to study the violin. In 1989, he achieved an Artist Diploma in Violin Performance and then a Distinguished Alumni Service Award two years after graduating from the school.

In 1985 at the age of 17, Joshua made his debut at Carnegie Hall with the St. Louis Symphony. Since then, he’s performed around the world and written numerous compositions. He took part in the film “The Red Violin” and “Ladies in Lavender”, and also made a guest appearance in “Music fo the Heart”. He is an artistic partner for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and also collaborates with film composer Hans Zimmer.

He received an Academy Award nomination for his performance of the song “Before My Time” for the documentary “Chasing Ice”. Aside from those, he was named as the Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London, and was also awarded the Avery Fisher Prize. One of his latest works is being part of an episode of “Royal Pains”. All have contributed to his net worth.

Bell plays a 300-year-old violin called Gibson ex Huberman – the instrument has been stolen twice but recovered. The violin was about to be sold for a collection and Joshua then decided to sell his Tom Taylor Stradivarius violin for $2 million in order to buy the violin for a little under four million dollars. The events are told in the documentary “The Return of the Violin”.

Aside from that, Bell participated in a Washington Post experiment in which he played incognito at a subway station in Washington DC. Despite his performance that could be worth significantly more in orchestra performances, he only gathered $32 and only one person knew who he was. The article and experiment would win a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. The experiment is also posted on YouTube, called “Find Your Way, A Busker Documentary”.

For his personal life, it is known that Joshua has three children born to former girlfriend Lisa Matricardi. He currently resides in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 9, 1967
Birth place: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Profession:Violinist
Education:Bloomington High School, North Jacobs School of Music
Nationality:American
Partner:Lisa Matricardi
Children:Benjamin Bell, Josef Bell, Samuel Bell
Parents:Shirley Bell, Alan P. Bell
Siblings:Toby Gill, Rachel Bell, Terry Milazzo
Movies:Orchestra of Exiles, Verbier Festival: Highlights 2008, Martha Argerich: Live at Verbier Festival: 2007-2008
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Currently on a world tour [March 2002]
2Joining his alma mater Indiana University's renowned Jacobs School of Music as a faculty member [2008]
3On January 12, 2007, with Washington Post Staff Writer Gene Weingarten, he pretended he was a violin street busker at a Washington, D.C. subway stop as an experiment to see if people would pay attention in their rush to get to work at 8 a.m. in the morning.
4Graduated from Indiana University.
5Was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in May 2000.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on dealing with security issues for his $4 million Stradivarius] The last time it was stolen [1936], it was gone for fifty years. The thief confessed on his deathbed. He was a violinist and he covered it in shoe polish and played on it his whole life. But it's the best investment I've ever made, although I'll never see the profits because I will die with this in my hands. Traveling with it is like traveling with a baby. It's irreplaceable, but it won't spontaneously combust.
2I like blackjack. I like the psychology of poker. I'm addicted to the adrenaline of performing, and I think when you're used to having that high, you look for it in other things. Violinists are notorious gamblers [Henryk] Wieniawski and [Niccolo] Paganini lost their violins gambling.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Music-Dance ProgramGreat Performances (1971)· Peter Gelb (executive producer)
· Jac Venza (executive producer)
· Laura Mitgang (producer)
· Molly McBride (producer)
· Pat Jaffe (director)
· William Eddins (conductor)


Filmography

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spise med Price2014TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
For Colored Girls2010musician: violin solos
Angels & Demons2009musician: violin solos
Defiance2008/Imusician: violin solos
Silk2007musician: violin
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story2005musician: violin solos
Ladies in Lavender2004musician: violin
Iris2001/Imusician: solo violin
Great Performances2001TV Series musician - 1 episode
The Red Violin1998music consultant / musician: solo violin

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bi no tsuboTV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV Special performer: "Before My Time"
Orchestra of Exiles2012Documentary performer: "Viloin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: 1. Allegro" [sic], "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: IV. Allegretto Poco Mosso"
Chasing Ice2012Documentary "Before My Time" / performer: "Before My Time"
The War2007TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ladies in Lavender2004performer: "Carnival of Venice" ca1829, "Meditation" 1894, "Zabawa Weselna", "The Girl With The Flaxen Hair", "Introduction and Tarantelle Op. 43" as "Introduction and Tarantelle", "Fuga from Sonata No.1 in G Minor BWV 1001" 1720 as "Fuga from Sonata No.1"
Music of the Heart1999performer: "Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Royal Pains2016TV SeriesJoshua Bell
Mozart in the Jungle2014-2015TV SeriesJoshua Bell
Ladies in Lavender2004Violinist for Andrea (uncredited)
The Red Violin1998Violinist (Oxford) (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eye2008special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Julie's Greenroom2017TV Series filmingHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2008-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Maestro2015DocumentaryHimself
Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary2014DocumentaryHimself
Frankie Moreno: Songs at Home, with Special Guest Joshua Bell2014TV MovieHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Huckabee2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
My Music: Classical Rewind2013TV MovieHimself
¡Atención obras!2013TV SeriesHimself
BBC Proms2013TV SeriesHimself - Violinist
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Orchestra of Exiles2012DocumentaryHimself
From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts2012TV MovieHimself
Joshua Bell Plays Mendelssohn and Meyer2012VideoHimself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona2010DocumentaryHimself
Bach & Friends2010Documentary
Profil, Poveste, Personaj2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Lincoln Center2004-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Violinist
In Search of the Messiah2009DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
The Music Tree2009DocumentaryInterview
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
From the Top at Carnegie Hall2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast with the Arts2006TV SeriesHimself
Eine große Nachtmusik2006TV SeriesHimself
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesHimself
Circling Around: The Violin Virtuosi2006TV Movie documentaryFormer Violin Virtuosi Member
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Sesame Street2004TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Great Performances2001TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Music of the Heart1999Himself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1989TV SeriesHimself
PBS NewsHour1987TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer: Before My Time

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