Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell
Celebrated Name: Joshua Bell
Real Name/Full Name: Joshua David Bell
Gender: Male
Age: 56 years old
Birth Date: 9 December 1967
Birth Place: Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Larisa Martinez (m. 2019)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Josef Bell, Benjamin Bell, Samuel Bell)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joshua Bell Gay?: No
Profession: Violinist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: February 2024

On the 9th of December 1967, the Indiana states of United States of America was blessed by the birth of the to-be star violinist Joshua David Bell. He was born to mother Shirley Bell and father Alan P. Bell.

The notion that ‘the future traits of the child can be well predicted by his childhood cultures and practices’ has been made more lively by this violinist. At the age of four, Bell would collect rubber bands from around the house and stretched them by the hook of the drawer and the other end by his fingers and used to create music that he had heard his mother play on the piano. Later at the age of five, his parents brought him a mini-kid violin and started giving him lessons, and their history had begun.

Maybe you know about Joshua Bell very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Joshua Bell’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

The story of becoming one of the greatest violinists of his era had started right at the young age of four for this great personality. He was not much interested in studies but was more devoted to playing video games and excelling at sports, especially tennis and bowling. At the tender age of 10 itself, he played a national tennis tournament.

Stepping into his music life, he was tutored under three violin teachers, the first was Donna Bricht, next Mimi Zweig and then later Josef Gingold. As first insight as an artist in Bell’s life, he appeared as a solo violinist at the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Personal Life

Joshua Bell is one of four children to his parents. Three of his siblings are his sisters.

Ever since he has been performing as an artist, he met Lisa Matricardi at some point, his then-girlfriend, and had been closely attached to each other for over 30 years. They decided to have a child outside marriage (Josef Bell) and later even more. Samuel Bell and Benjamin Bell were twins and were given birth by Lisa Matricardi.

An opera singer, Larisa Martinez, came into Joshua’s life marking a new phase. On October 5th, 2019, Joshua and Larisa got married. Presently, they live in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 December 1967, Joshua Bell is 56 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


Bell marked the beginning of his career at the tender age of seventeen at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 1985, and further, beyond that, there was no looking back. Bell had been going on performing with the major orchestras and conductors of the world.

Bell served for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra as an artistic partner from 2004 to 2007. Bell had played a chief role in providing violin solos for the movie Angels and Demon (2009), composed by the great film composer Hans Zimmer.

Three episodes of the ‘Mozarts in the Jungle’ was duly enhanced by the soundtracks of Joshua Bell in 2014,2015 and 2016. Adding to it in 2016 itself, Bell had an active role in the second last episode of ‘Royal Pains.’

Awards & Achievements

His talents and hard works always resulted fruitfully by bringing a lot of laurels to him and his good wishes. The Indiana Univerisity, where he had begun his training, awarded him as the ‘Indiana Living Legend’ and ‘Indiana Governor’s Art Award.’

To bring on into light, Joshua Bell had played the solo part in the Oscar-winning soundtrack to the film ‘The Red Violin.’ As the years passed by, Bell’s talent brought him lots more of dignities and awards. In 2007 he was awarded Avery Fisher Prize, which is awarded once in few to classical musicals for their outstanding performance.

In 2017, Bell and his orchestra won the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Individual Classical Music Performance.

In 2013, Bell’s contribution towards the song ‘Before My Time’ got it nominated for the ’Academy Award for Best Original Song.’

Net Worth & Salary of Joshua Bell in 2024

Joshua Bell Net Worth
Joshua Bell Net Worth

Joshua Bell is one of the living legends of our era. He has a net worth of $20 million as of February 2024. However, his annual salary varies following the number of concerts he undertakes. Bell earns his riches from his tie-up as the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF), the contract of which had been extended till this year (2020). To heap up his riches even further, a much of share comes as he is one the Senior Faculty in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

The great sense of musicality and the knowledge he has cultured within himself has brought him immense laurels and respect. His works are truly soothing and capture any soul passing by. He is a devotion and a masterpiece inspiration for the budding musicians and music aspirants. He is truly a blessing to mankind.


  1. My thank you to Joshua Bell for his very kind reply to my comment on YouTube following his magnificent performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. He asked where I live, Santa Barbara CA and for my email address ( see below) so I can be notified of upcoming projects.
    He and his lovely wife will be performing here in Santa Barbara on February 03/22.. of course I plan to attend, an event In am looking forward to.

  2. I just sent a comment thanking Joshua Bell for his very kind reply to my YouTube comment following his outstanding performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
    I live in Santa Barbara CA and look forward to attending his February concert here along with his lovely and gifted wife.


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