A Violin Virtuoso

December 2018
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell to perform at Myrtle Beach First Presbyterian Church

Joshua Bell began taking violin lessons at the age of four after his mother discovered he had taken rubber bands from around the house to stretch across the handles of his dresser drawers, where he would pluck out songs he had heard her playing on the piano. By 14, Bell was a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and by 17 he made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Saint Louis Symphony. He received an Artist Diploma in Violin Performance from Indiana University in 1989 and has since performed with many of the world’s major orchestras and conductors. He has recorded more than 40 CDs and is the recipient of Grammy, Mercury, Echo Klassik and Gramophone awards.

Bell will be performing this January right here on the Grand Strand as part of Myrtle Beach First Presbyterian Church’s Brown Bradley Promenade Concert Series, which promotes the idea that good music is the international language that unites all of God’s people. For this performance, Sam Haywood will accompany Bell on piano.



Don’t miss the chance to see this incredible talent when he makes a rare stop in Myrtle Beach, and be sure to check out some of the other great performers on the bill for the 2019 Concert Series.

Joshua Bell
January 25, 7:30 p.m.
Myrtle Beach First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
3810 Robert M. Grissom Parkway
$50, (843) 448-4496
myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org

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PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD ASCROFT