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Anyone who’s been to the symphony knows the first chair violinist makes a solo entrance. In this country, we call that person the Concertmaster; in the UK, that player is known as “the Leader.” The London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Field takes that designation quite literally: meet their new Music Director (and Leader), Joshua Bell. Joshua Bell spoke with Lisa Flynn about the orchestra, about Beethoven and their latest CD.
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