All shall have prizes: Joshua Bell bags glass-hut award

All shall have prizes: Joshua Bell bags glass-hut award


norman lebrecht

February 28, 2019

From the citation, just out:

The violinist Joshua Bell is one of the great performers of our times… His concept of music as a means of trans-cultural understanding plays a central role in the school reform project »Education Through Music and Turnaround Arts« of the NAMM Foundation, enabling disadvantaged children to gain access to classical music in many different ways. In addition, Bell is active in mentoring the string players of the National Young Arts Foundation… and teaches at his own alma mater, the Jacobs School of Music. For these outstanding efforts and activities, Joshua Bell will receive the Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward during this year’s Dresden Music Festival.

… Bearing a cash value of 25,000 Euros, the Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward will be donated by the watchmaking company Glashütte Original for the 16th time in 2019 … Recent prize winners have included Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, Hélène Grimaud, Hilary Hahn, the fado singer Mariza, Andris Nelsons, Steven Isserlis and Joyce DiDonato.



  • nimitta says:

    Well-deserved by a fine artist and human being.