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?"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era. Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Art of Fugue, the Brandenburg Concertos, and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Western art musical canon.The Bach family already counted several composers when Johann Sebastian was born as the last child of a city musician in Eisenach. After being orphaned at age 10, he lived for five years with his eldest brother Johann Christoph Bach, after ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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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Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Violinists
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Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He is best known for his number-one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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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Niccolò Paganini

Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (Italian: [ni(k)koˈlɔ ppaɡaˈniːni] (listen); 27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. His 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1 are among the best known of his compositions, and have served as an inspiration for many prominent composers. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 58 (1782-1840)

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Profession: Guitarist, Virtuoso, Violinist

Credits: Kinski Paganini, The Level Crossing-keeper

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