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Famous Violinists from the United States

Updated June 14, 2019 9.2k views101 items

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

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  • 1
    Aaron Rosand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceHammond, Indiana

    Aaron Rosand (born Aaron Rosen; March 15, 1927 – July 9, 2019) was an American violinist.
  • 2
    Alexander Markov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Alexander Markov is a Russian American violinist who has received awards from the Paganini... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceUSA, Champaign, Illinois

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  • 4
    Andrew Bird is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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  • 5
    Anshel Brusilow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    Anshel Brusilow

    Age: 92

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Anshel Brusilow (August 14, 1928 – January 15, 2018) was an American violinist, conductor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Antonio Pontarelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
    Antonio Pontarelli (born April 1, 1991), is an American singer-songwriter and rock violinist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Armen Anassian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
    Armen Anassian holds Master's Degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Violin Performance, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Béatrice Launer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    Béatrice Launer

    Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Béatrice Launer was an American violinist.
  • 9
    Becca Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
    Becca Smith is a violinist and keyboard player.
  • 10
    Boyd Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceCharlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

    Boyd Calvin Tinsley (born May 16, 1964) is an American violinist and mandolinist who is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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  • 12
    Byron Berline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceCaldwell, Kansas, United States of America

    Byron Berline (born July 6, 1944) is an American fiddle player. He is widely recognized as one... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Camilla Wicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    Camilla Wicks

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Camilla Wicks (born August 9, 1928) is an American violinist and one of the first female... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Carl Venth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    Carl Venth

    Dec. at 78 (1860-1938)

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    Carl Venth (February 16, 1860 – January 29, 1938) was a German-American composer, violinist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Carla Kihlstedt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceLancaster, Pennsylvania

    Carla Kihlstedt (born 1971) is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Charles Kenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    Charles Kenny

    Dec. at 94 (1898-1992)

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York

    Charles Francis Kenny (June 23, 1898 – January 20, 1992) was an American composer, lyricist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Charlie Bisharat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Charlie Bisharat is an American violinist who was a member of the band Shadowfax. He won the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

    Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) was an American singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Cho-Liang Lin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceHsinchu, Taiwan

    Cho-Liang Lin (Lin Cho-liang, Chinese: 林昭亮, born January 29, 1960), born in Hsinchu, Taiwan,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Daja Yavasharian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
  • 21
    Darol Anger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
    Darol Anger is an American violinist and founding member of The David Grisman Quintet.

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  • 22
    David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplaceAachen, Germany

    David Christian Bongartz (born 4 September 1980), better known by his stage name David... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    David Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    David Kim

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceCarbondale, Illinois

    David Kim may refer to: David Kim (violinist) (born 1963), American violinist David Kim... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    David Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    David Mansfield (born September 13, 1956) is an American musician and composer. Mansfield was... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Donald Weilerstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States

    Donald Weilerstein

    Age: 80
    Donald Weilerstein is an American violinist and pedagogue. In 1969, he founded the Cleveland... more on Wikipedia
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