Famous Violinists from Austria

List of notable or famous violinists from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top violinists born in Austria and even some popular violinists who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian 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 Austria is included when available.

Examples include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Léon Minkus.

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

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  • Aleksey Igudesman
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    Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman (Russian: Алексей Михайлович Игу́десман; born 22 February 1973) is a Russian-German violinist, composer, conductor, comedian and actor. He performs in the comedy-musical duo Igudesman & Joo.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Anton Schindler
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    Anton Felix Schindler (13 June 1795 – 16 January 1864) was an associate, secretary, and early biographer of Ludwig van Beethoven. He was born in Meedel, Moravia, and died in Bockenheim (Frankfurt am Main).
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1795-1864)
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
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    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (2 November 1739 – 24 October 1799) was an Austrian composer, violinist and silvologist.
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1739-1799)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe
  • Carl Heissler
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    Carl or Karl Heissler (18 January 1823 – 13 November 1878) was an Austrian violinist and violist.
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1823-1878)
  • Eduard Melkus
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    Eduard Melkus (born 1 September 1928 in Baden bei Wien) is an Austrian violinist and violist.Following the Second World War, Melkus dedicated himself to the exploration of historically informed performance. He was a member of the 1949 Vienna viola da gamba quartet, the select group of musicians that included Alice and Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt who started the Early Music movement. He performed and recorded more than 200 works from the mid 17th through the late 18th centuries with his ensemble Capella Academica Wien, or the French harpsichordist Huguette Dreyfus, and in his time, tapped a worldwide audience. From 1958, Melkus was a professor of violin, ...more
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Baden District, Austria, Austria
  • Franz Clement
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    Franz Joseph Clement (November 17 or 18?, 1780 – November 3, 1842), was an Austrian violinist, pianist, composer, conductor of Vienna's Theater an der Wien, and a friend of Ludwig van Beethoven.
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1780-1842)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria