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Famous Female Violinists

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. 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 Kala Ramnath to Leonora Speyer 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!

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.

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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 91 (1901-1992)
    • Birthplace: Schöneberg, Germany
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Violinist
    • Credits: Touch of Evil, Get Shorty, Judgment at Nuremberg, Witness for the Prosecution, Around the World in 80 Days + 47 more
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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, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor, Singer, Violinist
    • Credits: The Devil's Carnival, The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia!
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor, Violinist
    • Credits: Beauty & the Beast, Sex and the City, Legend of the Seeker, The Best and the Brightest
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Huntington, New York, 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 + 4 more
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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 to ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Performer, Composer, Dancer, Violinist
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Profession: Record producer, Alpine skier, Musician, Fiddler, Athlete + 1 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Violinist
    • Credits: Treme, Chris Botti in Boston, Josh Groban: Awake Live
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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 backing ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Dundalk, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Singer, TV Personality + 1 more
    • Credits: Corrs: Live at The Royal Albert Hall
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    Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Decatur, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader + 7 more
    • Credits: Eight Crazy Nights, Annabelle's Wish, Down from the Mountain, Alison Krauss & Union Station: Live, Paul Simon and Friends + 4 more
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    Sarah Chang is an American classical violinist. Recognized as a child prodigy, she first played as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1989. She enrolled at Juilliard School to study music, graduated in 1999, and continued university studies. Especially during the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Violinist
    • Credits: Spanish Night from the Berlin Waldbuhne
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    Linda Magdalena Lampenius Cullberg, better known by her maiden name Linda Lampenius and international stage name Linda Brava, is a Finnish classical concert violinist and recording artist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
    • Profession: Politician, Race car driver, Entrepreneur, Musician, Model + 3 more
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    Anne-Sophie Mutter is a German violinist. Supported early in her career by Herbert von Karajan, she has built a strong reputation for championing contemporary music with several works being composed specially for her including by Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Rheinfelden, Germany
    • Profession: Musician, Violinist
    • Credits: Herbert Von Karajan 1908-1989: A Portrait, Herbert von Karajan: New Year's Eve Concert 1984: Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2, Anne-Sophie Mutter: Piano Trios & Divertimento
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    Julia Fischer is a German classical violinist and pianist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Violinist
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    Janine Jansen is a violinist and violist. She began to study the violin at age 6. Her father and both her brothers are also musicians. Her mother is a classical singer and is a sister of the bass Peter Kooy. Jansen studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philippe Hirschhorn, and Boris Belkin. She is married to ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Soest, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Musician, Violist, Violinist
    • Credits: In Search of Beethoven, Sheherazade: An Oriental Night with the Berliner Philharmoniker
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    Kyung-Wha Chung is a Korean violinist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Profession: Violinist
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    Ida Haendel, CBE is a British violinist of Polish birth. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Chełm, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Violinist
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    Ginette Neveu was a famous French classical violinist who was killed in a plane crash at the age of 30. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 30 (1919-1949)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Violinist
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    Hilary Hahn is an American violinist. In her active international career she has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She also has built a reputation for championing contemporary music. Several composers have written works specially ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Violinist
    • Credits: Hilary Hahn: A Portrait, Last Night of the Proms 2000, Taste of the Arts: Vol. 2, Birthday Concert for Pope Benedict XVI, Thaumazein
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    Kala Ramnath

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    Kala Ramnath is an Indian classical violinist. She belongs to the Mewati gharana. She was awarded the Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Sanman in 2008 and the Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar in 1999. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Profession: Violinist
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    Eileen Ivers is an American fiddler. Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents and grew up in the Bronx. She spent summers in Ireland and took up the fiddle at the age of nine. Her teacher was the Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill. She toured with Mick Moloney's band The Green Fields of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fiddler, Violinist
    • Credits: Absolutely Irish
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