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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. 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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    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

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    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Decatur, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, + more
    • Credits: Twister, Sicario, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Cold Mountain
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    Sarah Chang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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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

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    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Violinist
    • Credits: Spanish Night from the Berlin Waldbuhne
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    Linda Brava is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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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

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
    • Profession: Politician, Race car driver, Entrepreneur, Musician, Model, + more
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    Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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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

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    • 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 listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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    Julia Fischer is a German classical violinist and pianist. more

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    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Violinist
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    Janine Jansen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Female Violinists
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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

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    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Soest, Netherlands, 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

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Profession: Violinist
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    Ida Haendel, CBE is a British violinist of Polish birth. more

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    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Chełm, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Violinist
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