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Set for Edinburgh Festival, Anoushka Shankar and Joshua Bell Q&A with - The List

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Old pals Anoushka Shankar and Joshua Bell first performed together in 2007. This August, they both land in Edinburgh for some very special performances at the Festival. Bell has a very special three-concert residency and in it he reveals three distinctive sides to his musical personality. As a virtuoso soloist, he gives a recital in The Queen's Hall on 21 August with piano partner Dénes Várjon, featuring the athletic abandon of Brahms's Third Violin Sonata. As an eminent chamber musician, he closes The Queen's Hall's recitals on 26 August joining Várjon and cellist Steven Isserlis in lyrical piano trios by Mendelssohn and Brahms. Shankar plays Land of Gold in concert at the Usher Hall on 16 August.

The List caught up with the two musicians and asked them about violins, sitars and their fantasy dinner party. READ THE Q&A