Calendar

Poèmes
31 May2019

Poèmes

GRANDE SAISON
Season 18/19
Leonard SLATKIN, Conductor
Seong-Jin CHO, Piano

PROKOFIEV
Réminiscences
7 Jun2019

Réminiscences

GRANDE SAISON
Season 18/19
Domingo HINDOYAN, Conductor
Vilde FRANG, Violin

SCHÖNBERG, STRAVINSKY, MAHLER
La Route de la Soie
14 Jun2019

La Route de la Soie

GRANDE SAISON
Season 18/19
Yu LONG, Conductor
Maxim VENGEROV, Violin

CHEN, TCHAIKOVSKY
Dansez maintenant !
23 Jun2019

Dansez maintenant !

GRANDE SAISON
Season 18/19
Jean-Christophe SPINOSI, Conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY, BRAHMS, STRAUSS
L’ombre et la lumière
22 Sep2019

L’ombre et la lumière

Concert d'ouverture Grande saison
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Marie-Nicole LEMIEUX, Contralto

DE SABATA, ELGAR, SAINT-SAËNS
Fantasia
13 Oct2019

Fantasia

GRANDE SAISON MOVIE-CONCERT
Season 19/20
Gottfried RABL, Conductor
Screening extracts from Fantasia 1940 & 2000
Disney Studios
Récital Nikolaï Lugansky
18 Oct2019

Récital Nikolaï Lugansky

GRANDE SAISON - RÉCITAL
Season 19/20
Nikolaï LUGANSKY, Piano
DEBUSSY, CHOPIN, FRANCK, RACHMANINOV
Héritages
20 Oct2019

Héritages

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Fuad IBRAHIMOV, Conductor
Nikolaï LUGANSKY, Piano

BRAHMS, MOUSSORGSKY
Amours prodigieuses
27 Oct2019

Amours prodigieuses

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Matthieu PETITJEAN, Oboe

WAGNER, STRAUSS, SCHÖNBERG
Miracles
3 Nov2019

Miracles

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
K. FUGE, K. CARGILL, R. MURRAY, M. BROOK,
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

MENDELSSOHN
Paradis et Enfer
24 Nov2019

Paradis et Enfer

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Andris POGA, Conductor
Arabella STEINBACHER, Violin

MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY
Être… en devenir
1 Dec2019

Être… en devenir

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Frank Peter ZIMMERMANN, Violin

BEETHOVEN, BRUCKNER
Récital Ivo Pogorelich
8 Dec2019

Récital Ivo Pogorelich

GRANDE SAISON - RÉCITAL
Season 19/20
Ivo POGORELICH, Piano
BACH, BEETHOVEN, CHOPIN, RAVEL
From Broadway to Hollywood
29 Dec2019

From Broadway to Hollywood

GRANDE SAISON - GALA DE FIN D’ANNÉE
Season 19/20
Yvan CASSAR, Conductor & piano
Natalie DESSAY, Neïma NAOURI & Hugh COLTMAN

BERNSTEIN, GERSHWIN, SONDHEIM, M. LEGRAND...
Chère Famille
12 Jan2020

Chère Famille

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Eliahu INBAL, Conductor
Marie-Nicole LEMIEUX, Contralto

WAGNER, STRAUSS
La vie éternelle
2 Feb2020

La vie éternelle

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Gianluigi GELMETTI, Conductor
S. DALLA BENETTA, N. SURGULADZE,
R. ZANELLATO, Chorus Parma Opera

VERDI
De Goethe à Baudelaire
1 Mar2020

De Goethe à Baudelaire

GRANDE SAISON - RÉCITAL
Season 19/20
Marie-Nicole LEMIEUX, Contralto
Daniel BLUMENTHAL, Piano

SCHUMANN, SCHUBERT, BEETHOVEN, HENSEL-MENDELSSOHN ...
Gala des Amis de l’Orchestre
20 Mar2020

Gala des Amis de l’Orchestre

GALA DES AMIS DE L’ORCHESTRE
Season 19/20
Philippe BÉRAN, Conductor
Nicola BELLER CARBONE, Soprano

RANDALL
Sur un ton festif
3 May2020

Sur un ton festif

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Bernard LABADIE, Conductor
Andreas STAIER, Piano

KRAUS, MOZART, HAYDN
Récital Hélène Grimaud
17 May2020

Récital Hélène Grimaud

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Hélène GRIMAUD, Piano
SILVESTROV, DEBUSSY, SATIE, CHOPIN, RACHMANINOV
Origines
31 May2020

Origines

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Charles DUTOIT, Conductor
Gautier CAPUÇON, Cello

DE SABATA, ELGAR, SAINT-SAËNS
Diable blanc, Ange noir
7 Jun2020

Diable blanc, Ange noir

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Hubert SOUDANT, Conductor
Thierry AMADI, Cello

HAYDN, SCHUBERT
Beethoven 2020
12 Jun2020

Beethoven 2020

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Krystian ZIMERMAN, Piano

BEETHOVEN
Beethoven 2020
13 Jun2020

Beethoven 2020

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Krystian ZIMERMAN, Piano

BEETHOVEN
Beethoven 2020
14 Jun2020

Beethoven 2020

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Krystian ZIMERMAN, Piano

BEETHOVEN
La Petite Sirène
22 Dec2019

La Petite Sirène

FAMILY CONCERT
Season 19/20
V. AUDARD, A. MAUGUE, F. LAVOGEZ,
J-M. JOURDIN, D. FAVRE, S STECKELER,
A. GOUGET, K. BARSUKOVA

GRIEG
Musique de chambre
11 Jun2019

Musique de chambre

Musical Happy Hour
Season 18/19
S. CORNATON, A. OSTAPCHUK,
F. MEREAUX, A. FOUGEROUX

FAURÉ, SAINT-SAËNS
Unavailable online reservation
Quintette Invictus
25 Sep2019

Quintette Invictus

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Saison 19/20
G. ROLLAND, R. LABARTHE, D PAUVERT,
A. CALCAGNO, F. WIELGOSIK

BIZET, FRACKENPOHL, BERNSTEIN, CRESPO...
Quatuor Monoïkos
30 Oct2019

Quatuor Monoïkos

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 19/20
N. CURAU, L-D. OTT, C. LOCKIE,
F. AUDIBERT, Y. XIONG, A. CESARI

MOZART, HAYDN
Musique de chambre
27 Nov2019

Musique de chambre

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 19/20
P. SZÜTS & K. SZÜTS-LUKACS, Y. XIONG,
D. PERRONE, M-B. BARRIERE-BILOTE

MOZART, MENDELSSOHN
Trio Goldberg
7 Jan2020

Trio Goldberg

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 19/20
Trio Goldberg
Stéphanos THOMOPOULOS, piano

LEKEU, TANEYEV
Take Four
11 Feb2020

Take Four

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 19/20
R. HOOD-MARINESCU & M. HUANG, Violins
R. CHAZAL, Viola & A. FOUGEROUX, Cello

BEETHOVEN, JANÁČEK
Cacherto-Grosso
9 Apr2020

Cacherto-Grosso

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 19/20
A. GUERCHOVITCH, A. URCAN, S TIMOFEEVA
T. AMADI, V. AUDARD, C. ROSSI

ACHRON, POLLACK, DINICU...
Les Vents du Sud
5 May2020

Les Vents du Sud

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 19/20
R. TRUCHOT BARRAYA, M. BLOCH,
M-B. BARRIERE-BILOTE, A. MENRATH, P. PEIGNIER

RAMEAU, GEBAUER, RAVEL, ESCAICH
Musique de chambre
16 Jun2020

Musique de chambre

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 19/20
S. DUCHESNE CORNATON, G-B. ERMACORA,
F. MEREAUX, T. LEROY, S. STECKELER

DEBUSSY, CHAUSSON, CAPLET
Être… en devenir
1 Dec2019

Être… en devenir

GRANDE SAISON
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Frank Peter ZIMMERMANN, Violin

BEETHOVEN, BRUCKNER
Noël en Laponie
21 Dec2019

Noël en Laponie

SPIRITUAL CONCERT
Season 19/20
Juhani LAMMINMÄKI, Conductor
Musicians of the OPMC & Grex Musicus Chorus

SIBELIUS, MADETOJA, RAUTAVAARA, PRAETORIUS...
Free Admission
Autour de la famille Bach
12 Apr2020

Autour de la famille Bach

SPIRITUAL CONCERT
Season 19/20
Peter SZÜTS, Conductor
Delphine HUEBER, Flute

BACH
Free admission
Vivement Noël
4 Dec2019

Vivement Noël

YOUNG AUDIENCE PUBLIC
Season 19/20
Philippe BÉRAN, Conductor
Elsa GELLY, Narrator

DE SABATA, ELGAR, SAINT-SAËNS
L’Île Indigo
8 Apr2020

L’Île Indigo

YOUNG PUBLIC
Season 19/20
Philippe BÉRAN, Conductor
Joan MOMPART, Narrator

LE HERISSIER
Versailles, Opéra Royal
25 Jun2019

Versailles, Opéra Royal

ON TOUR
Season 18/19
Jean-Christophe SPINOSI, Conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY, BRAHMS, STRAUSS
Unavailable online reservation
Vannes, Salle Lesage
26 Jun2019

Vannes, Salle Lesage

ON TOUR
Season 18/19
Jean-Christophe SPINOSI, Conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY, BRAHMS, STRAUSS
Unavailable online reservation
Brest, Le Quartz
27 Jun2019

Brest, Le Quartz

ON TOUR
Season 18/19
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Alexandra SOUMM, Violin

BRUCH, MENDELSSOHN
Unavailable online reservation
Brest, Le Quartz
28 Jun2019

Brest, Le Quartz

ON TOUR
Season 18/19
Jean-Christophe SPINOSI, Conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY, BRAHMS, STRAUSS
Unavailable online reservation
Nuit espagnole
6 Jul2019

Nuit espagnole

ON TOUR
Season 18/19
Óliver DIAZ, A-M. MARTINEZ, J. de LEON,
P. DOMINGO, Les ballets d'Antonio Gades

Guillaume Tell / Rossini
12 Jul2019

Guillaume Tell / Rossini

ON TOUR
Season 18/19
Chœurs des Opéras de Monte-Carlo et Toulouse
Gianluca Capuano, Musical Director
Directed by Jean-Louis Grinda

Fest. Inter. de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron
30 Jul2019

Fest. Inter. de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron

ON TOUR
Season 18/19
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Nelson FREIRE, Piano

BEETHOVEN
Festival George Enescu, Roumanie
11 Sep2019

Festival George Enescu, Roumanie

ON TOUR
Season 19/20
Maxim VENGEROV, Conductor & Violin
Gautier CAPUÇON, Cello

ENESCU, TCHAIKOVSKY
Unavailable online sale
Festival George Enescu, Roumanie
12 Sep2019

Festival George Enescu, Roumanie

ON TOUR
Season 19/20
Gareth JONES, Conductor
Sir Bryn TERFEL, Bass-baritone

WAGNER, BOITO, WEILL, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN,...
Unavailable online sale
Printemps des Arts
13 Mar2020

Printemps des Arts

DANS LE CADRE DU FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS DE MONTE-CARLO
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Véronique GENS, Soprano

CHAUSSON
Printemps des Arts
5 Apr2020

Printemps des Arts

DANS LE CADRE DU FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS DE MONTE-CARLO
Season 19/20
Susanna MÄLKKI, Conductor
Vincent LHERMET, Accordion

MESSIAEN, PESSON, MAGNARD
Laurel et Hardy en folie !
9 Feb2020

Laurel et Hardy en folie !

FAIMLY MOVIE CONCERT
Season 19/20
Paul LAY, Piano
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
18 Jul2019

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

Concert at the Prince's Palace
Season 18/19
Alain ALTINOGLU, Conductor
Nora GUBISCH, Mezzo-soprano

RAVEL, ALTINOGLU
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
21 Jul2019

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

Concert at the Prince's Palace
Season 18/19
Tomáš NETOPIL, Conductor
Josef SPÁCEK, Violin

DVOŘÁK, MOZART
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
25 Jul2019

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

Concert at the Prince's Palace
Season 18/19
Alexander VEDERNIKOV, Conductor
Nikolai LUGANSKY, Piano

BORODINE, RACHMANINOV
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
28 Jul2019

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

Concert at the Prince's Palace
Season 18/19
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Nelson FREIRE, Piano

BEETHOVEN
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
4 Aug2019

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

Concert at the Prince's Palace
Season 18/19
Gianluigi GELMETTI, Conductor
Gerhard OPPITZ, Piano

ROSSINI, MOZART, DVOŘÁK
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
8 Aug2019

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

Concert at the Prince's Palace
Season 18/19
Lawrence FOSTER, Conductor
Szymon NEHRING, Piano

PENDERECKI, CHOPIN, DVOŘÁK, TCHAIKOVSKY
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
16 Jul2020

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 19/20
Simone YOUNG, Conductor
LISZT, MAHLER
Unavailable online sale
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
19 Jul2020

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 19/20
Otto TAUSK, Conductor
Khatia BUNIATISHVILI, Piano

ROKOFIEV, DVOŘÁK
Unavailable online sale
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
26 Jul2020

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 19/20
Andrey BOREYKO, Conductor
Stephen HOUGH, Piano

CHOPIN, LISZT, SCHUMANN
Unavailable online sale
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
2 Aug2020

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 19/20
Juraj VALČUHA, Conductor
Maxim VENGEROV, Violin

MOZART, PROKOFIEV
Unavailable online sale
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
6 Aug2020

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 19/20
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Simon TRPČESKI, Piano

RACHMANINOV, DE FALLA
Unavailable online sale
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Joshua Bell, violin

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 recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize.  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.

 

Bell’s 2016/17 season includes season-opening appearances with the Atlanta Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra and performances with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, plus the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Seattle, Montreal and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.  Abroad he performs with the Vienna Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Czech Philharmonic.  He embarks on four international orchestral tours: To the U.K., Benelux, Germany and Australia with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; to Switzerland with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra; to Austria, Germany, Italy and Sweden with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Daniel Harding; and to Korea and Japan with the Orchestra de Paris also with Harding. He makes recital appearances throughout North America with his recital partners Alessio Bax including at Lincoln Center and with Sam Haywood in a Westcoast tour.

 

A highlight of the season features Bell in a week-long residency in Washington, D.C., where he will serve as 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra.  Performing and collaborating across artistic and educational mediums, Bell will explore the depths of artistic possibilities examining synergies between music, dance, the culinary arts, literature, education, and technology. Featured events will include an evening with Gourmet Symphony, a collaboration with Brooklyn’s Dance Heginbotham, a recital with literature celebrating John F. Kennedy’s Centennial, and a world premiere co-commission from Anne Dudley in a family concert based on the bestselling children’s book The Man with the Violin, inspired by Bell’s incognito 2007 D.C. Metro performance.

 

Convinced of the value of music as both a diplomatic and educational tool, Bell is a member of President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and in April 2016, he participated in the U.S. government’s inaugural cultural mission to Cuba.  He is involved in Turnaround Arts, a signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities led by Michelle Obama, providing arts education to low-performing elementary and middle schools.  Bell has performed for three U.S. Presidents as well as the President of China and devoted himself to several charitable causes, most notably Education Through Music, which helps put instruments in the hands of thousands of children in America’s inner cities.

 

In September 2016, Sony Classical releases Bell’s newest album, For the Love of Brahms, with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk.  Bell’s 2014 Sony release was a Bach album recorded with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields that coincided with an HBO YoungArts documentary special, Joshua Bell: A YoungArts MasterClass.  His 2013 release with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, featured him conducting Beethoven’s Fourth and Seventh symphonies.

 

In 2013, Sony released Bell’s holiday CD, Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell and Friends, featuring collaborations with Chris Botti, Chick Corea, Gloria Estefan, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Alison Krauss and others.  Other releases include French Impressions with pianist Jeremy Denk, featuring sonatas by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Franck, At Home with Friends, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, The Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as The Red Violin Concerto, The Essential Joshua Bell, Voice of the Violin, and Romance of the Violin which Billboard named the 2004 Classical CD of the Year, and Bell the Classical Artist of the Year.  Bell received critical acclaim for his concerto recordings of Sibelius and Goldmark, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, and the Grammy Award winning Nicholas Maw concerto.  His Grammy-nominated Gershwin Fantasy premiered a new work for violin and orchestra based on themes from Porgy and Bess.  Its success led to a Grammy-nominated Bernstein recording that included the premiere of the West Side Story Suite as well as the composer’s Serenade.  Bell appeared on the Grammy-nominated crossover recording Short Trip Home with composer and double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, as well as a recording with Meyer of the Bottesini Gran Duo Concertante.  He collaborated with Wynton Marsalis on the Grammy-winning spoken word children’s album Listen to the Storyteller and Béla Fleck’s Grammy Award winning recording, Perpetual Motion.  Highlights of the Sony Classical film soundtracks on which he has performed include The Red Violin which won the Oscar for Best Original Score, the Classical Brit-nominated Ladies in Lavender, and the films, Iris and Defiance.

 

Seeking opportunities to increase violin repertoire, Bell has premiered new works by John Corigliano, Aaron Jay Kernis, Nicholas Maw, Edgar Meyer, Behzad Ranjbaran and Jay Greenberg.  He also performs and has recorded his own cadenzas to most of the major violin concertos.

 

Perhaps the event that helped most to transform Bell’s reputation from “musician’s musician’ to household name was his incognito performance in a Washington, D.C. subway station in 2007.  Ever adventurous, he had agreed to participate in a Washington Post story by Gene Weingarten which thoughtfully examined art and context.  The story earned Weingarten a Pulitzer Prize and sparked an international firestorm of discussion.  The conversation continues to this day and inspired the 2013 release of the children’s book The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dušan Petričić from Annick Press.

 

Bell has collaborated with numerous artists outside the classical arena and performed on television shows including the Grammy Awards, numerous Live from Lincoln Center specials and on movie soundtracks including the Oscar-winning film, The Red Violin.  He has been embraced by a wide television audience with appearances ranging from The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, and CBS Sunday Morning to Sesame Street.  In 2012, Bell starred in his sixth Live from Lincoln Center Presents broadcast titled: One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch. Other PBS shows include Joshua Bell with Friends @ The Penthouse, Great Performances Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite from Central Park, Memorial Day Concert performed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, and A&E’s Biography.  He has twice performed on the Grammy Awards telecast, performing music from Short Trip Home and West Side Story Suite.  He was one of the first classical artists to have a music video on VH1 and he was the subject of a BBC Omnibus documentary.  Bell has appeared in publications ranging from The Strad and Gramophone to Time, The New York Times, People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Vogue and Reader’s Digest, among many.

 

Growing up with his two sisters in Bloomington, Indiana, Bell was an avid computer game player.  He placed fourth in a national tennis tournament at age 10, and still keeps his racquet close by.  At age four, he received his first violin after his parents, both mental health professionals, noticed him plucking tunes with rubber bands he had stretched around his dresser drawer handles.  By 12, he was serious about the instrument, thanks in large part to the inspiration Josef Gingold, his beloved teacher and mentor.  Two years later, Bell came to national attention in his debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. His Carnegie Hall debut, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a notable recording contract further confirmed his presence.

 

In 1989, Bell received an Artist Diploma in Violin Performance from Indiana University where he currently serves as a senior lecturer at the Jacobs School of Music.  His alma mater honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Service Award; he has been named an “Indiana Living Legend” and is the recipient of the Indiana Governor’s Arts Award.

 

Bell has received many accolades: In 2013 he was honored by the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy; in 2012 by the National YoungArts Foundation, in 2011 he received the Paul Newman Award from Arts Horizons and the Huberman Award from Moment Magazine.  Bell was named “Instrumentalist of the Year, 2010” by Musical America and received the Humanitarian Award from Seton Hall University. In 2009 he was honored by Education Through Music and received the Academy of Achievement Award in 2008.  He was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 2007 and was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2005.

 

In 2003 Bell was invited to perform at the World Economic Forum for an audience of global leaders and was later recognized by that prestigious organization as a Young Global Leader.  He serves on the artist committee of the Kennedy Center Honors, the New York Philharmonic Board of Directors, and Education Through Music.

 

Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin and uses a late 18th century French bow by François Tourte.