Violinists

Throughout history, there have been many violinists who have contributed greatly to their field. The list includes many familiar and great violinists, such as Lindsey Stirling, Pete Townshend, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Jonathan Davis.
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 1 Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling
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Famous As: Violinists
Birthdate: September 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Distingusihed as a modern-day dancing violinist, Lindsey Stirling began her musical journey in 2006 on America's Got Talent. With over 12 million YouTube subscribers, she presents choreographed violin performances, in live and music videos on her official channel. She has proved her prowess in a variety of music styles, rock to electronic dance music and classical to pop. 

 2 Stjepan Hauser

Stjepan Hauser
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: June 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pula, Croatia
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 3 Nate Mendel

Nate Mendel
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

 4 Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin
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Famous As: Volinist
Birthdate: April 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 12, 1999
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 5 Sharon Corr

Sharon Corr
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

 6 Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: December 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brighton, Sussex, England
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 7 David Oistrakh

David Oistrakh
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: September 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: October 24, 1974
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 8 Torrey DeVitto

Torrey DeVitto
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huntington, New York
Torrey DeVitto is best known as Melissa Hastings from Pretty Little Liars, Dr. Natalie Manning in Chicago Med, and Carrie in One Tree Hill. Fans also loved her in The Vampire Diaries and Army Wives. She is a Hospice ambassador and has supported campaigns for mental-health awareness and animal rights.
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 9 Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: May 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

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.

 10 Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: October 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
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.
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 11 Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 4, 1678
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
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.

 12 Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis
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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
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.

 13 Niccolo Paganini

Niccolo Paganini
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: October 27, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Genoa
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.

 14 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
Birthplace: Cologne
Died: December 6, 2000
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 15 Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh
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Famous As: Reggae Musician
Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Jamaica
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.

 16 Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
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. 

 17 Wes Borland

Wes Borland
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

 18 Genesis P-Orridge

Genesis P-Orridge
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
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 19 Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel
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Famous As: Music Conductor
Birthdate: January 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barquisimeto, Venezuela

 20 David Gates

David Gates
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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 21 Zitkala-Sa

Zitkala-Sa
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yankton Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 26, 1938

 22 Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn
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Famous As: Violinist, Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lexington
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 23 Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Illinois, USA

 24 Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nagano, Japan
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 25 Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: December 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

 26 Joey Tempest

Joey Tempest
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upplands V??sby, Stockholms l??n, Sweden

 27 David Garrett

David Garrett
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: September 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany

 28 Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz
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Famous As: Music educator, Violinist
Birthdate: February 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: December 10, 1987

 29 Vanessa-Mae

Vanessa-Mae
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: October 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Singapore

 30 Luka Sulic

Luka Sulic
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maribor,

 31 Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter
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Famous As: Violinist, Music educator
Birthdate: June 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rheinfelden

 32 Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti
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Famous As: violinist
Birthdate: July 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Kilbride

 33 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
Birthplace: Minneapolis

 34 Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn
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Famous As: Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 35 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
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: March 30, 2013

 36 Máiréad Nesbitt

Máiréad Nesbitt
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loughmoe, Ireland

 37 Isaac Stern

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

 38 Fritz Kreisler

Fritz Kreisler
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: February 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 29, 1962

 39 Paul Whiteman

Paul Whiteman
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Famous As: Bandleader
Birthdate: March 28, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: December 29, 1967

 40 Lucia Micarelli

Lucia Micarelli
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Famous As: Actor, Jazz musician, Violinist, Television actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City

 41 Pinchas Zukerman

Pinchas Zukerman
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Famous As: Conductor, Music educator, Violinist
Birthdate: July 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

 42 L. Subramaniam

L. Subramaniam
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: July 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chennai

 43 Sammy Cahn

Sammy Cahn
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Famous As: Lyricist
Birthdate: June 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: January 15, 1993

 44 Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: April 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cecina, Italy

 45 Ray Chen

Ray Chen
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: March 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 46 Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: January 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Soest

 47 Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nørre Lyndelse, Denmark
Died: October 3, 1931

 48 Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 49 Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer
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Famous As: Violinist, University teacher, Pianist
Birthdate: June 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich

 50 Pablo de Sarasate

Pablo de Sarasate
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Famous As: Composer, Violinist
Birthdate: March 10, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pamplona
Died: September 21, 1908
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