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. 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?"

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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 of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 collaborated with Leon Taheny, who is credited as drummer and engineer. Following the release of Heartland, Pallett has toured with guitarist/percussionist Thomas Gill and more recently with his former collaborators in Les Mouches, Rob Gordon and Matt Smith. Pallett has been noted for his live performances, wherein he plays the violin into a loop pedal. Pallett uses Max/MSP and SooperLooper to do ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

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 on Wikipedia

Age: 73

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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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 for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924. Although Elgar is often regarded as a typically English composer, most of his musical influences were not from England but from continental Europe. He felt himself to be an outsider, not only musically, but ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1857-1934)

Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Solicitor, Violinist

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