Male Violinists

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 1 Stjepan Hauser

Stjepan Hauser
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: June 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Croatian

 2 Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: May 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

Pete Townshend is an English guitarist, composer, and singer. He is credited with co-founding and leading one of the most influential and important rock bands of the 20th century, The Who. Also an influential guitarist, Pete Townshend was ranked 10th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all time list published in 2011.

 3 Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: October 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
French-born Chinese cellist Yo-Yo Ma was a child prodigy and later won 18 Grammys for his works. The Juilliard and Harvard alumnus has experimented with various types of music, including Brazilian and Chinese music. Named to Time 100 in 2020, he is also a U.N. Messenger of Peace.

 4 Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 4, 1678
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 28, 1741

Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, and teacher, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers. He was extremely popular during his lifetime and composed many instrumental concertos and operas. He was also a Roman Catholic priest and worked at a home for abandoned children. Even though he died in 1741, his music continues to be popular.

 5 Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis
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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Jonathan Davis, or JDevil, is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the band Korn, which is said to have pioneered the genre of nu metal music. The two-time Grammy-winning artist came to be known for his intense and sometimes aggressive and high-pitched vocals.

 6 Niccolo Paganini

Niccolo Paganini
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: October 27, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 27, 1840
Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Niccolò Paganini established himself as one of the key figures of modern violin technique. Son of a trader-turned-street musician, he started his stint with music by learning to play the mandolin. Some of his most celebrated compositions were the 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1.

 7 Werner Klemperer

Werner Klemperer
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Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Singer, Opera singer, Violinist, Conductor, Stage actor, Pianist
Birthdate: March 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 6, 2000
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 8 Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh
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Famous As: Reggae Musician
Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: September 11, 1987
Abandoned by his parents as a child, Peter Tosh grew up learning music by watching others perform. Part of the Jamaican reggae group Bob Marley and the Wailers, he advocated for legalization of marijuana. He loved unicycling. He was shot dead during a robbery attempt by three gunmen.

 9 Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Israeli
A bout of polio at age 4 left Itzhak Perlman’s legs paralyzed but could not deter his spirit. The Juilliard alumnus has won 16 Grammys and the coveted Leventritt Prize for his phenomenal compositions. He has also served as a conductor for Detroit Symphony and orchestras. 

 10 Wes Borland

Wes Borland
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 11 Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel
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Famous As: Music Conductor
Birthdate: January 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Venezuelan

 12 Nate Mendel

Nate Mendel
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 13 David Gates

David Gates
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 14 Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin
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Famous As: Volinist
Birthdate: April 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss, British, American
Died: March 12, 1999

 15 Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 16 Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish

 17 Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: December 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 18 David Garrett

David Garrett
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: September 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German

 19 Joey Tempest

Joey Tempest
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish

 20 Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: December 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 21 Luka Sulic

Luka Sulic
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Croatian, Slovenian

 22 Don Moen

Don Moen
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Radio personality, Record producer, Violinist, Pianist
Birthdate: June 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 23 Phil Ramone

Phil Ramone
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Famous As: Record producer, Audio engineer, Composer, Music executive, Violinist
Birthdate: January 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American, South African
Died: March 30, 2013

 24 Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern
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Famous As: American violinist
Birthdate: July 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 22, 2001

 25 Fritz Kreisler

Fritz Kreisler
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Famous As: Composer, Violinist
Birthdate: February 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: January 29, 1962

 26 Paul Whiteman

Paul Whiteman
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Famous As: Bandleader
Birthdate: March 28, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 29, 1967

 27 Pinchas Zukerman

Pinchas Zukerman
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Famous As: Conductor, Music educator, Violinist
Birthdate: July 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Israeli

 28 L. Subramaniam

L. Subramaniam
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: July 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 29 Sammy Cahn

Sammy Cahn
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Famous As: Lyricist
Birthdate: June 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 15, 1993

 30 Ray Chen

Ray Chen
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: March 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Taiwanese

 31 David Oistrakh

David Oistrakh
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: September 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 24, 1974

 32 Harry Partch

Harry Partch
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 3, 1974

 33 Giuseppe Tartini

Giuseppe Tartini
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 8, 1692
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 26, 1770

 34 Ara Malikian

Ara Malikian
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Famous As: violinist, musician
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Nationality: Armenian

 35 Eugène Ysaÿe

Eugène Ysaÿe
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: July 16, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: May 12, 1931

 36 Neville Marriner

Neville Marriner
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Famous As: British musician
Birthdate: April 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: October 2, 2016

 37 Dave Swarbrick

Dave Swarbrick
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: June 3, 2016

 38 Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: March 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French, American
Died: July 13, 2014

 39 Barney McKenna

Barney McKenna
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish
Died: April 5, 2012

 40 Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: February 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 41 Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: August 12, 1644
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Austrian, Czech
Died: May 3, 1704

 42 Ivry Gitlis

Ivry Gitlis
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Famous As: violinist
Birthdate: August 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Israeli

 43 Samvel Yervinyan

Samvel Yervinyan
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Famous As: Musician, Composer, Violinist
Birthdate: January 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Armenian

 44 Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 45 Ole Bull

Ole Bull
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Famous As: Composer, Academic musician
Birthdate: February 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Norwegian
Died: August 17, 1880

 46 Nathan Milstein

Nathan Milstein
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Famous As: musician
Birthdate: January 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Ukrainian, American
Died: December 21, 1992

 47 Leonidas Kavakos

Leonidas Kavakos
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Famous As: Violinist, Composer
Birthdate: October 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Greek

 48 Vassar Clements

Vassar Clements
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Famous As: Fiddler
Birthdate: April 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 2005

 49 Johann Stamitz

Johann Stamitz
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 19, 1717
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Czech
Died: March 27, 1757

 50 Henri Vieuxtemps

Henri Vieuxtemps
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 17, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Belgian
Died: June 6, 1881