Famous Violinists from Germany

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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.

Use this list of renowned German 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. (33 items)
Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Violinists from Germany
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Anne-Sophie Mutter is a German violinist. Supported early in her career by Herbert von Karajan, she has built a strong reputation for championing contemporary music with several works being composed specially for her including by Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, and Wolfgang Rihm. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Rheinfelden, Germany

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Anton Stamitz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Violinists from Germany
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Anton Thadäus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz was a German composer of partial Czech ancestry and violinist. Anton was born in Mannheim. 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 famous 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 title ordinaire de la musique du roi. He was the violin teacher ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

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Augustin Hadelich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Violinists from Germany
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Augustin Hadelich is a German classical violinist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Cecina, Tuscany, Italy

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Carl Reinecke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Violinists from Germany
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Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke was a German composer, conductor, and pianist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1824-1910)

Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany

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