Now 41, he says he is trying to be more "down to earth", and is currently refurbishing his Gramercy Park apartment in New York (complete with its own small concert hall for chamber concerts).A couple of years go he decided with an ex-girlfriend on the "unusual step" of having a child together, even though they are just friends and he remains single.John Fulton is: He performed a few songs (“kitty ditties”) from his show for the conference attendees and even dropped a few trade secrets.Okay, so I’ve shared scoop on a cat lady heart throb and confided one of my own secret crushes. Who’s someone you’ve carried the torch for that not many (or any) people know about?But you can't spend your life worrying you are going to lose it or break it." I mention that I met Yo Yo Ma shortly after he left his Strad cello in a taxi, which wasn't a good day for him. "I rely on people I actually know to give me feedback, friends like the cellist Steven Isserlis, who I often play chamber music with and is very frank in his views." Bell and his two sisters grew up on a farm in Indiana – receiving his first violin at the age of four after his parents, both psychologists, noticed him plucking tunes with rubber bands he had stretched around the handles of his dresser drawers.By the age of 14, he was soloing with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Riccardo Muti, and he released his first recording at 19.In truth I didn’t have actual contact with Hottie #2, but given he was a heart throb of mine growing up and we shared the same air space this past Tuesday so I’m counting it! – where I met John Fulton, a man who continues to be a heart throb for many cat woman though his show Must Love Cats was only picked up for two seasons and hasn’t been on-air for over a year.
For the next 50 years, while officially missing, it was played by Altman in a gipsy orchestra in cafés such as the Russian Bear in New York.
Does he get nervous carrying around such a valuable instrument?
"The analogy I like to use is of having a baby: there's no price you can put on it, it's irreplaceable. And he got his cello back." Bell's most well known stunt was, at the urging of a Washington Post music critic, to go busking in the Washington DC Metro , earning a princely sum of . When I was ill with a 103-degree temperature in Ecuador, even the doctor knew all about it." He claims, not entirely convincingly, that he doesn't read critics, and has given up what he calls "ego surfing" on the web.
The film charted the intriguing tale of a violin and its varied owners for 300 years.
The Oscar-winning film, released in 1999, first brought Bell to a wide audience in the States.