Famous Violinists from England

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

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  • Andrew Manze (born 14 January 1965) is a British conductor and violinist. Born in Beckenham, United Kingdom, Manze read Classics at Cambridge University. Manze studied violin and worked with Ton Koopman (his director in the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra) and Simon Standage (his teacher in the Royal Academy of Music). He began his musical career as a specialist in Early Music, and has recorded commercially as a soloist for such labels as Harmonia Mundi. He became associate director of The Academy of Ancient Music in 1996. From 2003 to 2007, he was artistic director of The English Concert, with whom he recorded commercially for Harmonia Mundi. He has also conducted commercial recordings on ...more
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Beckenham, United Kingdom
  • Chloe Hanslip
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    Chloë Elise Hanslip (born 28 September 1987) is a British classical violinist.
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Edwin Jobson (born 28 April 1955) is an English keyboardist and violinist noted for his use of synthesizers. He has been a member of several progressive rock bands, including Curved Air, Roxy Music, U.K., Jethro Tull and (very briefly) Yes. He was also part of Frank Zappa's band in 1976–77. Aside from his keyboard work Jobson has also gained acclaim for his violin playing. He won the "Lifetime Achievement" award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards. In March 2019 Eddie Jobson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Roxy Music.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Billingham, United Kingdom
  • Edward Elgar
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    Edward Elgar

    Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet (; 2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) 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 ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1857-1934)
    • Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom
  • Jim Lea or James Lea may refer to: Jim Lea (athlete) (1932–2010), American sprinter Jim Lea (musician) (born 1949), English bass guitarist (Slade)
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • Mantovani
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    Annunzio Paolo Mantovani (Italian pronunciation: [anˈnuntsjo ˈpaːolo mantoˈvaːni]) (15 November 1905 – 29 March 1980), known mononymously as Mantovani, was an Anglo-Italian conductor, composer and light orchestra-styled entertainer with a cascading strings musical signature. The book British Hit Singles & Albums states that he was "Britain's most successful album act before the Beatles...the first act to sell over one million stereo albums and [have] six albums simultaneously in the US Top 30 in 1959".
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1905-1980)
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy