Famous British Violinists

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Yehudi Menuhin
(American Violinist and Conductor Who is Considered One of the Great Violinists of the 20th Century)
Yehudi Menuhin
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Birthdate: April 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 12, 1999

Grammy Award-winning legendary 20th-century violinist Yehudi Menuhin was born to Lithuanian Jews in the US. Starting his training in the violin at age 4, he later studied music in Paris. He also experimented with fusion, collaborating with jazz and Indian classical musicians. He later launched the Yehudi Menuhin School.

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Nicola Benedetti
(violinist)
Nicola Benedetti
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Birthdate: July 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Kilbride
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Genesis P-Orridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Genesis P-Orridge
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Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
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 4 
Vanessa-Mae
(Violinist)
Vanessa-Mae
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Birthdate: October 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Singapore
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Nigel Kennedy
(Violinist)
Nigel Kennedy
3
Birthdate: December 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brighton, Sussex, England
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Viktoria Mullova
(Violinist)
Viktoria Mullova
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Birthdate: November 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zhukovskiy, Russia
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Neville Marriner
(British musician)
Neville Marriner
3
Birthdate: April 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lincoln, England
Died: October 2, 2016
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Wallace Hartley
(Bandleader, Violinist)
Wallace Hartley
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Birthdate: June 2, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colne, Lancashire, England
Died: April 15, 1912
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Dave Swarbrick
(Musician)
Dave Swarbrick
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Birthdate: April 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Malden, England
Died: June 3, 2016
 10 
Eddie Jobson
(Keyboardist, Violinist)
Eddie Jobson
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Birthdate: May 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Billingham, England, United Kingdom
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Diana Yukawa
(Violinist)
Diana Yukawa
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Birthdate: September 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Billy Currie
(Musician)
Billy Currie
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Birthdate: April 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
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Elspeth Hanson
(Musician)
Elspeth Hanson
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Birthdate: May 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Iona Brown
(Violinist and conductor)
Iona Brown
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Died: June 5, 2004
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Martin Lovett
(Cellist)
Martin Lovett
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Birthdate: March 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 29, 2020
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Arnold Dolmetsch
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Birthdate: February 24, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
Died: February 28, 1940
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Norbert Brainin
(Musician)
Norbert Brainin
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Birthdate: March 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 10, 2005
Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger
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Birthdate: 1575 AD
Birthplace: Greenwich, England
Died: March 11, 1628
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John Banister
(Musician)
John Banister
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Birthdate: 1630 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 3, 1679