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Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax

World class recital in Harpa´s stunning Eldborg hall

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The world renowned violin virtuoso, Joshua Bell, together with pianist Alessio Bax, will be giving a unique recital in Harpa´s Eldborg hall on October 20th 2019.

Mr. Bell‘s last appearance in Iceland was two years ago, when he performed as a soloist and conducted the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in an unforgettable concert which got top reviews. Joshua Bell is without a doubt one of the worlds most renowned violinists today and  leading papers have raved about his performances for decades;

“Mr. Bell stands doesn´t stand in anyone´s shadow.” – The New York Times

“Joshua Bell is the gratest American violinist active today.” – The Boston Herald

Together with Joshua Bell is pianist Alessio Bax, who in the respected music magazine Gramophone is described as follows:

“Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Alessio Bax is without a doubt among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public.”

Together, Bell and Bax will be performing an exceptionally broad and virtuosic program for violin and piano. A recital not to be missed, in Harpa´s Eldborg grand hall Sunday October 20th at 19:30.

Ticket sale starts Thursday August 15th at 12am

More info on Joshua Bell at his website joshuabell.com


Recital program:

Schubert: 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” (solo violin)
Additional works to be announced from the stage


Joshua Bell
With a career spanning over thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Since 2011, Bell has served as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding Sir Neville Marriner, who formed the orchestra in 1958.

Bell’s interests range from repertoire hallmarks to commissioned works, including Nicholas Maw’s Violin Concerto, for which Bell received a Grammy® award. Committed to expanding music’s cultural impact, Bell has collaborated with peers including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Frankie Moreno, and Josh Groban. In Spring 2019, Bell joined cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk for a ten-city American trio tour.

Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin, with a François Tourte 18th-Century bow and accompanying Joshua Bell on the stage inn Eldborg is the world renowned pianist Alessio Bax.

Alessio Bax
Alessio Bax graduated with top honors at the record age of 14 from the conservatory of Bari, his hometown in Italy, where his teacher was Angela Montemurro. He catapulted to prominence with First Prize wins at both the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, and is now a familiar face on five continents, not only as a recitalist and chamber musician, but also as a concerto soloist who has appeared with more than 100 orchestras, including the London, Royal, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, the Boston, Dallas, Cincinnati, Sydney, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, and the NHK Symphony in Japan, collaborating with such eminent conductors as Marin Alsop, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Yuri Temirkanov, and Jaap van Zweden.