It has been announced today that American violinist, Joshua Bell has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Chicago Institute of Music ‘Dushkin' Award.
Established more than 30 years ago to honor the memory of the Institute’s founders Dorothy and David Dushkin, the internationally-recognised accolade celebrates musical luminaries who have contributed to the world through their musical prowess and dedication to youth education.
Former recipients include Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern, Lang Lang, Andre Previn, Stephen Sondheim, Riccardo Muti, Leon Fleisher, Midori, Mstislav Rostropovich and Christoph Eschenbach.
Joshua Bell with George Gingold and Music Institute of Chicago President, Mark George. IMAGE: Robert Carl