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Famous Violinists

The count of good violinists in the world is like a never ending string of music and melody. Nevertheless, this article is an attempt to enlist some of the greatest violinists in the world of music.
Melodyful Staff
If any musical instrument that has always fascinated me, it is the violin. As known, it is a string instrument consisting of four strings, which are tuned in perfect fifths (musical interval between a note and the note seven semitones above it on the musical scale). The style and elegance which this posh instrument carries, surpasses all its other 'contemporaries'. Did you know that a person who is into violin making or repairing is attributed as a luthier? Baroque music, classical, jazz, folk music, pop-punk and rock and roll are some common musical genres which can be played on the violin. As obvious it is, a person who plays this instrument is known as a violinist or a fiddler. And how is the violin played? Well, just draw a bow across one or more strings of the violin and viola! On a serious note, it is not that easy! Violinists are aware how challenging learning to play a violin is.

List of Violinist Who Made It Bigtime
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • A. Kanyakumari
  • Aaron Rosand
  • Abolhasan Saba
  • Adam Taubitz
  • Alex Mitchell
  • Alexander Markov
  • Ali-Naqi Vaziri
  • Aly Bain
  • Annbjørg Lien
  • Arcangelo Corelli
  • Asadollah Malek
  • Aubrey Haynie
  • Barry Dransfield
  • Bartolomeo Campagnoli
  • Ben Hancox
  • Benny Martin
  • Billy Bang
  • Blair-Ellis Robertson
  • Bob Holt
  • Bob Wills
  • Boris Goldstein
  • Boyd Tinsley
  • Brenda Stubbert
  • Brian Wicklund
  • Bridget Regan
  • Bruce Molsky
  • Buddy Spicher
  • Byron Berline
  • Calvin Vollrath
  • Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
  • Carla Kihlstedt
  • Carlo Farina
  • Casey Driessen
  • Catherine Manoukian
  • Charlie Bowman
  • Charlie Cline
  • Chloe Hanslip
  • Chris 'Crazy Bow' Climo
  • Chris Carmichael
  • Chris Daring
  • Christian Tetzlaff
  • Clayton McMichen
  • D'Jalma Garnier
  • Darol Anger
  • Dave Swarbrick
  • David Cross
  • David Kim
  • David Oistrakh
  • Dennis McGee
  • Dmitri Berlinsky
  • Domenico Nordio
  • Doug Kershaw
  • Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu
  • Ed Alleyne-Johnson
  • Ed Haley
  • Eddie Jobson
  • Eduard Melkus
  • Efrem Zimbalist
  • Eileen Ivers
  • Eliza Carthy
  • Elizabeth Wallfisch
  • Emilie Autumn
  • Enrico Gatti
  • Ernesto Rodrigues
  • Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco
  • Eyvind Kang
  • Fabio Biondi
  • Fabrizio Zoffoli
  • Farid Farjad
  • Ferdinand Fränzl
  • Fiddlin' John Carson
  • Francesco Geminiani
  • Frank Huang
  • Frankie Gavin
  • Fredell Lack
  • G. B. Grayson
  • G. J. R. Krishnan
  • Gaetano Pugnani
  • Gaither Carlton
  • Ganesh and Kumaresh
  • Gavyn Wright
  • Gid Tanner
  • Gidon Kremer
  • Gilles Apap
  • Ginette Neveu
  • Glenn Dicterow
  • Gordon Terry
  • Gundula Krause
  • Habibollah Badiei
  • Hagai Shaham
  • Hahn-Bin
  • Hal Smith
  • Hanneke Cassel
  • Harry Choates
  • Henri Temianka
  • Henry Flynt
  • Hideaki Shimada
  • Hilary Hahn
  • Hugh Marsh
  • Ignaz Fränzl
  • Igor Oistrakh
  • Ilya Kaler
  • Ioana Petcu-Colan
  • J. E. Mainer
  • J. Loren Wince
  • Jaap Van Zweden
  • Jackie Dunn MacIsaac
  • Jacques Thibaud
  • James Ehnes
  • Jarred Albright
  • Jay Ungar
  • Jean Carignan
  • Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Jelle van Tongeren
  • Jenny Wilhelms
  • Jerry Goodman
  • Jerry Holland
  • Johar Ali Khan
  • John Grimm
  • John Paul Crocker
  • John Vesey
  • Joseph Allard
  • Juan Reynoso
  • Kalan Porter
  • Kaoru Kakudo
  • Karl Bauer
  • Katarzyna Chruscicka
  • Kenny Baker
  • Kenny Kosek
  • Kevin Burke
  • Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
  • Kyung Wha Chung
  • L. Athira Krishna
  • L. Shankar
  • Lalgudi G. Jayaraman
  • Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
  • Laura Risk
  • Laurie Lewis
  • Linzi Stoppard
  • Liz Carroll
  • Lucia Micarelli
  • Lucy van Dael
  • M. Chandrasekaran
  • Mahmoud Zoufonoun
  • Máiréad Nesbitt
  • Malcolm Goldstein
  • Mark Feldman
  • Mark Knight
  • Mark O'Connor
  • Mark Wood
  • Mary Lou Newmark
  • Matt Glaser
  • Melvin Wine
  • Michael Cleveland
  • Mik Kaminski
  • Mischa Elman
  • Mitchell Grobb
  • Mohammad Baharloo
  • Mohan Bulsara
  • Mysore Manjunath
  • N. Rajam
  • Nash the Slash
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Oliver Schroer
  • Olivier Charlier
  • Oscar Shumsky
  • Owen Pallett
  • Paddy Canny
  • Papa John Creach
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Patrick Moran
  • Pete Hartley
  • Peter Knight
  • Petra Haden
  • Polly Bradfield
  • Richard Greene
  • Ritsu Katsumata
  • Robert Bowlin
  • Ruby Allmond
  • Sam Bush
  • Sara Watkins
  • Sarah Neufeld
  • Sean McGuire
  • Shadmehr Aghili
  • Sharon Corr
  • Spencer Yeh
  • Stéphane Grappelli
  • Stuff Smith
  • Svend Asmussen
  • T. N. Krishnan
  • Takehisa Kosugi
  • Theron Hale
  • Tim Kliphuis
  • Tommy Hunter
  • Tommy Jackson
  • Tommy Potts
  • Tracy Bonham
  • Trevor Dick
  • Uncle Am Stuart
  • Uncle Bunt Stephens
  • Uncle Jimmy Thompson
  • Vanessa Mae
  • Vassar Clements
  • Viktoria Mullova
  • Vittal Ramamurthy
  • Warren Hood
  • Yasmin de Soiza
  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • Zbigniew Seifert
You will be amazed to know that these names are just not it and there are many more. However, this list gives you a fine compilation of some of the most well-known violinists of the world. If in case, you find this information insufficient, you can always turn to books - one ultimate source of information!