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Classical Famous Female Violinists

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This list of famous female violinists is ranked by their level of prominence and includes photos and other information, when available. This greatest female violinists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being violinists, thanks to their amazing violin skills and talent. You might also enjoy our lists of celebrities who play violin and the most beautiful female classical musicians. There are thousands of women working as violinists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic violinists worked hard to become the best that they can be, and modern violinists are entertaining classical music fans regularly. If you're an aspiring woman or girl violinist then the talented individuals below should give you inspiration.

This list includes many a popular violinist, from Emilie Autumn to Hilary Hahn and many more. Contemporary violinists today continue the great classical traditions of past musical eras and bring their music into the modern day - you might even find a female jazz violinist below! In addition to electric violin artists and young female violinists, this comprehensive list also features Korean, German, Chinese, Irish, and other female violinists.

Who are the most famous female violinists? Who are the best female violinists? While this isn't a list of all female violinists, it does include famous modern violinists, Asian violinists, popular YouTube violinists, and many other female violin players whose music fans are sure to enjoy.

Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1901-1992)

Birthplace: Schöneberg, Germany

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Profession: Actor, Singer, Violinist

Credits: Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again

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#78 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#70 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#37 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#49 on The Greatest Actress Performances of All Time

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Emilie Autumn Liddell, better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. Autumn draws influence for her music—the style of which she has alternatively labeled as "Fairy Pop", "Fantasy Rock" or "Victoriandustrial" and glam rock—from plays, novels, ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor, Singer Violinist

Credits: The Devil's Carnival, Saw III, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, Emilie Autumn: Fight Like a Girl

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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Bridget Regan is an American actress and producer known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar. ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor, Violinist

Credits: John Wick, Legend of the Seeker, Sex and the City, The Magic Stocking

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Torrey DeVitto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Torrey Joel DeVitto is an American actress, former fashion model and musician. She is best known for her role as psycho nanny Carrie in One Tree Hill, as Melissa Hastings in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, as Maggie Hall in Army Wives and as Meredith Fell in The Vampire Diaries. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Fashion Model, Model, Actor, Violinist

Credits: Pretty Little Liars, The Rite, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, Beautiful People Evidence, + more

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Lindsey Stirling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, Lindsey Stirling, which she introduced in 2007. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Performer, Composer, Dancer, Violinist

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#43 on The Greatest Artists With Only One Masterpiece

#59 on The Greatest Violinists of All Time

#3 on The Greatest Violists of All Time

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Vanessa-Mae is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Vanessa-Mae, is a British violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the United Kingdom in 2006. She competed under the name Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand in alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but months later was banned from ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Singapore

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Alpine skier, Musician, Fiddler Athlete, + more

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#57 on The Greatest Violinists of All Time

#52 on The Greatest Violists of All Time

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Lucia Micarelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Lucia Micarelli is an American violinist and actress best known for her collaborations with Josh Groban and classic rock band Jethro Tull, and her role as Annie Talarico in Treme. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Actor, Violinist

Credits: Treme, Chris Botti in Boston, Josh Groban: Awake Live

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Sharon Corr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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Sharon Helga Corr is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and television personality. She is best known as a member of the pop-rock band The Corrs, which she co-founded in 1990 with her elder brother Jim and younger sisters Caroline and Andrea. She plays the violin, piano and guitar, and sings ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Dundalk, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Singer TV Personality, + more

Credits: Corrs: Live at The Royal Albert Hall

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