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International Festival Portraits | Joshua Bell

International Festival Portraits | Joshua Bell

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Superstar US violinist Joshua Bell talks about first discovering music, the emotive experience of live performance and why music means so much to him.

Music can go straight into your soul and grab you and move you and change you as a person

Joshua Bell


Joshua Bell had a special three-concert residency at the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival.

The International Festival Portraits are a series of interviews with actors, choreographers, musicians, conductors, writers and directors talking about the art that they love.

The 2017 International Festival Portraits feature Alan AyckbournAnoushka ShankarJoshua BellMartin CreedMitsuko Uchida and Zinnie Harris in a series of personal reflections on their art-form, the nature of live performance, and the unique connection they experience with an audience every time they take to the stage.

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