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Famous Male Violinists

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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. 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 has everything from Aly Bain to Zino Francescatti.

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?"

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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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 performed ...more

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    • Age: Died at 35 (1756-1791)
    • Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
    • Profession: Pianist, Musician, Composer, Violist, Violinist
    • Credits: Amadeus, The Rules of the Game, A Man Escaped, The Magic Flute, One Hundred Men and a Girl, + more
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    Johann Sebastian Bach
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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
    • Profession: Musician, Harpsichordist, Composer, Cantor, Organist, + more
    • Credits: Cries and Whispers, Autumn Sonata, Amour, The Sacrifice, Battle In Heaven, + more
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    Charlie Daniels
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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: age 79
    • Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, + more
    • Credits: Urban Cowboy, Tom Sawyer, Thank You Billy Graham, The Charlie Daniels Band: Volunteer Jam, Preachin', + more
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    Niccolò Paganini
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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
    • Profession: Guitarist, Virtuoso, Violinist
    • Credits: Kinski Paganini, The Level Crossing-keeper
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    Joseph Haydn
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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 of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1732-1809)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Rohrau, Austria, Austria, Central Europe, + more
    • Profession: Composer, Violist, Violinist
    • Credits: Who Saw Him Die?, God's Comedy, The Enclosure Of Time
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    Owen Pallett
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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: age 36
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Violinist
    • Credits: The Box, The Wait, Life
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    Itzhak Perlman
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    Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Tel Aviv, 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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    Edward Elgar
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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 for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1857-1934)
    • Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Solicitor, Violinist
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    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
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    Giovanni Battista Draghi, best known as Pergolesi or Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, was an Italian composer, violinist and organist.more

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    • Age: Died at 26 (1710-1736)
    • Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
    • Profession: Composer, Organist, Violinist
    • Credits: Woyzeck
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    Ottorino Respighi was an Italian composer, musicologist and conductor. He is best known for his orchestral music, particularly the three Roman tone poems: Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome, and Roman Festivals. His musicological interest in 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century music led him to compose pieces ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1879-1936)
    • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
    • Profession: Conductor, Pianist, Music pedagogue, Composer, Musicologist, + more
    • Credits: Fireworks, Kostan Zarian: The Lonely Soul of Armenian Literature
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    Tomaso Albinoni
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    Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni was an Italian Baroque composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music, such as the concertos, some of which are regularly recorded.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1671-1751)
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    • Profession: Composer, Violinist
    • Credits: Mother and Son, Ballet Adagio, Sentenced to Death
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    Maxim Vengerov
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    Maxim Alexandrovich Vengerov is a violinist, violist, and conductor who was born in the Soviet Union.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
    • Profession: Conductor, Violist, Violinist, Teacher
    • Credits: Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film
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    Carl Nielsen
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    Carl August Nielsen is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer, and is also remembered as a skilled conductor and a violinist. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. While it was some time before his works ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1865-1931)
    • Birthplace: Sortelung, Denmark
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer, Violinist
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    Leopold Godowsky, Jr. was an American violinist and chemist, who together with Leopold Mannes created the first practical color transparency film, Kodachrome.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1900-1983)
    • Birthplace: United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas, DVD Region 1
    • Profession: Chemist, Inventor, Violinist
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    Yehudi Menuhin
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    Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. He became a citizen of Switzerland in 1970, and a British citizen in 1985. He is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1916-1999)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Conductor, Writer, Violist, Violinist, Teacher
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    Victor Schertzinger
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    Victor L. Schertzinger was an American composer, film director, film producer, and screenwriter. His films include Paramount on Parade, Something to Sing About with James Cagney, and the first two "Road" pictures Road to Singapore and Road to Zanzibar. His two best-known songs are "I Remember You" and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1888-1941)
    • Birthplace: Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Composer, + more
    • Credits: One Night of Love, Paramount on Parade, Redskin, Hell's Hinges, Something to Sing About, + more
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    Victor Young was an American composer, arranger, violinist and conductor. He was born in Chicago.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1900-1956)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Shane, The Quiet Man, The Greatest Show on Earth, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Uninvited, + more
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    Jascha Heifetz was a violinist, widely considered to be one of the finest violinists of modern times. Born in Vilnius, now Lithuania, he moved as a teenager to the United States, where his Carnegie Hall debut was rapturously received. The New York Times called him "perhaps the greatest violinist of all ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1901-1987)
    • Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
    • Profession: Actor, Violinist, Teacher
    • Credits: They Shall Have Music, Carnegie Hall, Artur Rubinstein, Bell System Family Theatre
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    Isaac Stern was an American violinist and conductor.more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1920-2001)
    • Birthplace: Kremenets, Ukraine
    • Profession: Conductor, Violinist
    • Credits: From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China, Small Wonders, Mendy: A Question of Faith
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    Josef Suk
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    Josef Suk was a Czech composer and violinist.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1874-1935)
    • Birthplace: Křečovice, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Composer, Violinist
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