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Famous Violinists from Israel

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

List people include Itzhak Perlman, Miri Ben-Ari and many additional people as well.

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

Use this list of renowned Israeli 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. {#nodes}
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    Gil Shaham (Hebrew: גיל שחם; born February 19, 1971) is an American violinist of Israeli Jewish descent....  more
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: USA, Urbana, Illinois
  • Hagai Shaham (Hebrew: חגי שחם‎, born July 8, 1966) is an acclaimed Israeli violin virtuoso. He began studying the violin at the age of six and was the last student of the late Professor Ilona Feher. He is also a violin teacher, and a professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (formerly the Samuel Rubin Israel Academy of Music), in the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv University....  more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
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    Itzhak Perlman (Hebrew: יצחק פרלמן‎; born 31 August 1945) is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and music teacher. Over the course of his career, Perlman has performed worldwide, and throughout the United States, in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White House honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and at the Presidential Inauguration of President Obama, and he has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ...  more
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ivry Gitlis (Hebrew: עברי גיטליס‎; born 25 August 1922 in Haifa, Israel) is an Israeli virtuoso violinist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. He has performed with the world's top orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and many more....  more
    • Age: 98
    • Birthplace: Haifa, Israel