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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
age 91
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 ...more
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Alexander Markov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 56
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 ...more
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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 47
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 ...more
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Andrew Bird is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 45
Andrew Wegman Bird is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
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Anshel Brusilow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Anshel Brusilow age 90
Anshel Brusilow is an American conductor and violinist. Anshel Brusilow began his violin study at the age of five, and entered the Curtis Institute of Music when he was eleven. He attended the ...more
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Antonio Pontarelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 27
Antonio Pontarelli, is an American singer-songwriter and rock violinist. Pontarelli has played across the United States and abroad, performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, ...more
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Armen Anassian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Armen Anassian is an Armenian violinist who has played with the Los Angeles Opera and is concertmaster of the Santa Clarita Symphony, in Santa Clarita, California. He has performed in hundreds ...more
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Béatrice Launer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Béatrice Launer Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)
Béatrice Launer was an American violinist.
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Becca Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Becca Smith is a violinist and keyboard player.
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Boyd Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 54
Boyd Calvin Tinsley is an American violinist and mandolinist who performs as a member of the Dave Matthews Band. Within the band, Tinsley has collaborated in writing songs, harmonizing, and ...more
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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 37
Bridget Regan is an American actress and producer known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar.
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Byron Berline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 74
Byron Berline is an American fiddle player. He is widely recognized as one of the world's premier fiddle players, known for his ability to play almost any style within the vast American ...more
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Camilla Wicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Camilla Wicks age 90
Camilla Wicks is an American violinist and one of the first female violinists to establish a major international career. Her performing career included solo appearances with leading European and ...more
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Carl Venth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 78 (1860-1938)
Carl Venth was a German-American composer, violinist, conductor, music educator, and scholar. He was a leading classical music figure in Texas in the first half of the twentieth century and was ...more
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Carla Kihlstedt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 48
Carla Kihlstedt is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Cod. She is a ...more
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Charles Kenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 94 (1898-1992)
Charles Francis Kenny was an American composer, author, and violinist. His hit songs include "There's A Gold Mine In The Sky" and "Love Letters in the Sand", and ...more
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Charlie Bisharat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 56
Charlie Bisharat is a Grammy-winning violinist who has toured and/or recorded with numerous notable artists. He was a member of Shadowfax, who won a Best New Age Performance Grammy in 1988 for ...more
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Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 82
Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for ...more
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Cho-Liang Lin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 59
Cho-Liang Lin, born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is a Taiwanese American violinist who is renowned for his appearances as a soloist with major orchestras. "Musical America" named him its ...more
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Daja Yavasharian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
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Darol Anger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 66
Darol Anger is an American violinist, born in 1953.
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David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 38
David Garrett is a record-breaking German pop and crossover violinist and recording artist.
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David Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 55
David Kim is a violinist born in Carbondale, Illinois and was the only American to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1986, where he got sixth prize. Since ...more
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David Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 62
David Mansfield is an American violinist, mandolin player, guitarist, pedal steel guitar player, and composer. Raised in Leonia, New Jersey, his first band was Quacky Duck and His Barnyard ...more
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Donald Weilerstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Donald Weilerstein age 79
Donald Weilerstein is an American violinist and pedagogue. In 1969, he founded the Cleveland Quartet, becoming its first violinist, a position he held until 1989. Since 2004, he is the Dorothy ...more