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List of notable or famous violinists from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top violinists born in Russia and even some popular violinists who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian violinists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These violinists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known violinist from Russia is included when available.

You can rank all of these people, from Efrem Zimbalist to Sergey Ryabtsev.

This historic violinists from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian violinists of note?" and "Who are the most famous violinists from Russia?" These prominent violinists of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian violinists.

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Aleksey Igudesman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. He performs in the duo Igudesman & Joo. ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Comedian, Actor, Composer Violinist

Credits: The Festival

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Arcady Dubensky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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Age: Died at 76 (1890-1966)

Birthplace: Kirov, Russia

Profession: Composer, Violinist

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David Blok is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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David Blok was a film score composer. ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1888-1948)

Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia

Profession: Film Score Composer, Violinist

Credits: Mother, Without Dowry, Horizon: The Wandering Jew, Once at Night Broken Shoes

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Dmitry Sitkovetsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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Dmitry Yulianovich Sitkovetsky is a Soviet-Russian born classical violinist and conductor. ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Profession: Conductor, Violinist

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Efrem Zimbalist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. was an internationally known concert violinist, composer, teacher, conductor and director of the Curtis Institute of Music. ...more

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Age: Died at 96 (1889-1985)

Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Musician, Composer, Violinist Teacher

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Emil Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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Emil Albertovich Cooper, also known as Emil Kuper was a Russian conductor and violinist, of English ancestry. He graduated music school in Odessa, Ukraine as violinist and composer. Until 1898 he played recitals as violinist and learned conducting independently. He also studied conducting with ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1877-1960)

Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

Profession: Conductor, Violinist

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Ilya Kaler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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Ilya Kaler is a Russian violinist. He was born in Moscow. Kaler is the only violinist to win Gold Medals at these three highly prestigious competitions: the International Tchaikovsky Competition; the Sibelius; and the Paganini. ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Violinist

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Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Violinists from Russia
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Leonid Borisovich Kogan was a preeminent Soviet violinist during the 20th century. He is considered to have been one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing. ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1924-1982)

Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Profession: Violinist

Credits: My Night at Maud's

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