Famous Violinists from France

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

List is made up of many different people, including Jean-Luc Ponty and Marc Pincherle.

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

Use this list of renowned French violinists to discover some new violinists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (20 items)
Alexandre Luigini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Violinists from France
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Alexandre Clément Léon Joseph Luigini (9 March 1850 – 29 July 1906) was a French composer and conductor, especially active in the opera house. As a composer, he is now remembered almost solely for his Ballet égyptien. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 56 (1850-1906)

Birthplace: Lyon, France

Benjamin Godard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Violinists from France
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Benjamin Louis Paul Godard (18 August 1849 – 10 January 1895) was a French violinist and Romantic-era composer of Jewish extraction, best known for his opera Jocelyn. Godard composed eight operas, five symphonies, two piano and two violin concertos, string quartets, sonatas for violin and piano, piano pieces and etudes, and more than a hundred songs. He died at the age of 45 in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes) of tuberculosis and was buried in the family tomb in Taverny in the French department of Val-d'Oise. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 46 (1849-1895)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Catherine Casadesus-Gaudin was a violinist and composer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1902-1985)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Catherine Lara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Violinists from France
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Catherine Lara (born Catherine Bodet; 29 May 1945) is a French violinist, composer, and singer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Poissy, France