Violinist Joshua Bell holds a violin under his chin, playing the instrument with a pensive look on his face.
CPA Series

Joshua Bell, violin and Peter Dugan, piano

Memorial Hall
February 10, 2022
7:30 PM

On sale to the general public beginning September 15 at 12 PM EDT. Tickets available starting at $79. Tickets are sold by section for the 21/22 season. Very limited $10 UNC Student tickets available with proof of UNC OneCard.

With a career spanning almost four decades, GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, Bell continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor, and Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. A longtime friend of Carolina Performing Arts, Bell has appeared at CPA on numerous occasions, most recently in the 20/21 virtual season.

Bell will be joined on stage by Peter Dugan, acclaimed multi-genre pianist, who has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle as “stunning” and “fearlessly athletic.” He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across North America and abroad. This is his second performance for Carolina Performing Arts.

Runtime: approximately 120 minutes, including intermission. Masks required at all times while inside CPA venues during the 21/22 season. For additional health and safety information and more, visit our FAQ page.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Joshua Bell

With a career spanning almost four decades, GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, Bell continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin.  

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Bell has also received the 2003 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award and a Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1991 from the Jacobs School of Music. In 2000, he was named an “Indiana Living Legend.” 

Bell has performed for three American presidents and the sitting justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. He participated in former president Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ first cultural mission to Cuba, joining Cuban and American musicians on a 2017 Live from Lincoln Center Emmy-nominated PBS special, Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba, celebrating renewed cultural diplomacy between Cuba and the United States. 

Peter Dugan

Peter Dugan has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. This year he makes his debuts at Wigmore Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and can be heard as the piano soloist on a recent release of Ives’ Fourth Symphony from Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, a recording which the New York Times named one of the top classical albums of 2019. 

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A sought-after multi-genre artist, Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. The Wall Street Journal described Mr. Dugan’s collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” Mr. Dugan has been presented in chamber music recitals by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Music at Menlo, Moab Music Festival, and recently in recital with Joshua Bell at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival.  He was the 2019 featured recitalist for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and has soloed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, New World Symphony, and Mid-Texas Symphony. 

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