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TRENDING List of Famous Violinists

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List of famous violinists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top violinists in the world? This includes the most prominent violinists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable violinists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic violinists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned violinists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known violinists to the lesser known violinists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the violinist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous violinists ever?" and "What are the names of famous violinists?" then you're in the right place. (980 items)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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

Profession: Pianist, Musician, Composer, Violist Violinist

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

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#18 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#18 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#6 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#8 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Jayne Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and 20th Century Fox's alternative to Marilyn Monroe who came to be ...more

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Age: Died at 34 (1933-1967)

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Pin-up girl, Pianist, Model, Actor Singer, + more

Credits: The Match Game, The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield, Spree The Girl Can't Help It

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Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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

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

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

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#29 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#56 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#16 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#49 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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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

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Age: Died at 91 (1901-1992)

Birthplace: Schöneberg, Germany

Profession: Actor, Singer, Violinist

Credits: Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again

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#78 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#70 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#37 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#49 on The Greatest Actress Performances of All Time

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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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, ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor, Singer Violinist

Credits: The Devil's Carnival, Saw III, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, Emilie Autumn: Fight Like a Girl

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Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous 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: 80

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

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

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#73 on The Best Political Musicians

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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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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

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Age: 35

Birthplace: California, USA

Profession: Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor, Violinist

Credits: John Wick, Legend of the Seeker, Sex and the City, The Magic Stocking

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Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He is known mainly for composing many instrumental concertos, ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1678-1741)

Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy

Profession: Priest, Composer, Violinist

Credits: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Intouchables, Oldboy, Being John Malkovich

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#84 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#97 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#22 on The Greatest Violinists of All Time

#56 on Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms

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