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

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Aaron Rosand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
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Aaron Rosand is an American violinist. Born in Hammond, Indiana, he studied with Leon Sametini at the Chicago Musical College and with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he has taught since 1981. Particularly noted for his insightful and passionate performances of the romantic repertoire and his beautiful but not syrupy tone, Rosand has recorded prolifically and appeared all over the world with many major orchestras and concert organizations. In the 1960s he performed often at Butler University's Festival of Neglected Romantic Music, resurrecting works that had not been heard in decades and helping spearhead the Romantic Revival in music. In an April 1970 review in the ...more

Age: 91

Birthplace: Hammond, Indiana, United States of America

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Alexander Markov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
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Alexander Markov is a Russian American violinist who has received awards from the Paganini International Violin Competition and the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is known for his recording of Paganini's 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, particularly for his interpretation of the left-hand pizzicato section of the 24th Caprice. A film of Markov playing the Caprices was directed by Bruno Monsaingeon. Markov was born in Moscow and studied violin with his father, concert violinist Albert Markov. By the time he was eight years old, he was appearing as a soloist with orchestras and performing double concertos with his father. Markov emigrated to the U.S. with his parents and received his United States ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
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Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989. She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Decatur, Illinois, United States of America

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Andrew Bird is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
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Andrew Wegman Bird is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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