Succeeding Sir Neville Marriner
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Joshua Bell: 15 facts about the great violinist
15. Succeeding Sir Neville Marriner
On May 26, 2011, Bell was named Music Director of the British music ensemble, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He is the first and only other person to hold this post after the great conductor Sir Neville Marriner who founded the orchestra in 1958.