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List of famous male violinists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male violinists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being violinists. Classical music fans will also enjoy these bizarre facts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and celebrities who play violin. There are thousand of males working as violinists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic violinists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a violinist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list of famous names of male piano players has everything from Niccolò Paganini to Ludwig van Beethoven.

While this isn't a list of all male violinists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male violinists?" and "Who are the best male violinists?"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and ...more

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Age: Died at 35 (1756-1791)

Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria

Nationality: Austria, Holy Roman Empire

Profession: Pianist, Musician, Composer, Violist Violinist

Credits: The King's Speech, The Shawshank Redemption, Batman Begins, Alien

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Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1685-1750)

Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany

Nationality: Holy Roman Empire

Profession: Musician, Harpsichordist, Composer, Cantor Organist, + more

Credits: The Godfather, Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs, The Pianist

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#20 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and multiple other songs he has written and performed. ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Wilmington, USA, North Carolina

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Lyricist, + more

Credits: Sesame Street, Urban Cowboy, The Waterboy, Coyote Ugly

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Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Niccolo Paganini is a film score composer. ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1782-1840)

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Profession: Guitarist, Virtuoso, Violinist

Credits: Kinski Paganini, The Level Crossing-keeper

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#5 on The Best Italian Composers of All Time

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Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Joseph Haydn was a prominent and prolific composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". Haydn spent much ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1732-1809)

Birthplace: Rohrau, Austria

Nationality: Austria

Profession: Composer, Violist, Violinist

Credits: Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, Sherlock Holmes, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

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Owen Pallett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Michael James Owen Pallett is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As Final Fantasy, he won the 2006 Polaris Music Prize for the album He Poos Clouds. On his Final Fantasy releases, Pallett has ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Profession: Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer Violinist

Credits: The Box, The Wait, Life

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Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Profession: Conductor, Actor, Violinist, Teacher

Credits: Fantasia 2000, Small Wonders, Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Choral Fantasy, Live from Lincoln Center Classic Archive: Itzhak Perlman, + more

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#4 on The Greatest Violinists of All Time

#4 on The Greatest Violists of All Time

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Edward Elgar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1857-1934)

Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Solicitor Violinist

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