Famous Violinists from Germany

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

Examples include Marlene Dietrich and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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

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  • Anne-Sophie Mutter (born 29 June 1963) is a German violinist. She was supported early in her career by Herbert von Karajan, and has had several works composed especially for her, by Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, John Williams and others.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Rheinfelden, Germany
  • Anton Stamitz
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    Anton Thadäus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz (November 1750 – c. 1798–1809) was a German composer and violinist. Anton was born during a family visit to Deutschbrod, and baptised there on 27 November 1750. He and his brother Carl received their first violin instruction from their father Johann. After their father's death in 1757 they were taken on as students by Christian Cannabich, who had been a student of their father's. Both were by this time already violinists in the Mannheimer Kapelle and participated in its development. In 1770, with his brother Carl, he visited Paris and established himself there. Between 1782 and 1789 he played in the King's court orchestra in Versailles, and obtained the ...more
    • Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
  • Augustin Hadelich (born April 4, 1984 in Italy) is a Grammy-winning classical violinist.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Cecina, Tuscany, Italy
  • Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke (23 June 1824 – 10 March 1910) was a German composer, conductor, and pianist in the Middle Romantic Era.
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1824-1910)
    • Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany
  • Christian Cannabich
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    Johann Christian Innocenz Bonaventura Cannabich (bapt. 28 December 1731 in Mannheim – 20 January 1798 in Frankfurt am Main), was a German violinist, composer, and Kapellmeister of the Classical era. A composer of some 200 works, he continued the legacy of Johann Stamitz and helped turn the Mannheim orchestra into what Charles Burney described as "the most complete and best disciplined in Europe.". The orchestra was particularly noted for the carefully graduated crescendos and diminuendos characteristic of the Mannheim school. Together with Stamitz and the other composers of the Mannheim court, he helped develop the orchestral texture that paved the way for the orchestral treatment of the ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1731-1798)
    • Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
  • Christian Tetzlaff
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    Christian Tetzlaff (born April 29, 1966) is a German violinist.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany