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Famous Violinists from the United States

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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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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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    BirthplaceHammond, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Rosand (born Aaron Rosen; March 15, 1927 – July 9, 2019) was an American violinist.  ...more
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alexander Markov is a Russian American violinist who has received awards from the Paganini International Violin Competition (gold medal) and the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is known for his  ...more
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    BirthplaceIllinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Decatur

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of 10 and recording  ...more

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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrew Wegman Bird (born July 11, 1973) is an American indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. Since 1996, he has released 15 studio albums, as well as several live albums and EPs,  ...more

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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anshel Brusilow (August 14, 1928 – January 15, 2018) was an American violinist, conductor, and music educator at the collegiate level.  ...more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    Antonio Pontarelli (born April 1, 1991), 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  ...more
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    Armen Anassian holds Master's Degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Violin Performance, and studied in the United States, Armenia, and Germany. His teachers include Rainer Kussmaul, Sidney Weiss,  ...more
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    Dec. at 80 (1913-1994)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Béatrice Launer was an American violinist.
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    Becca Smith is a violinist and keyboard player.  ...more
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    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Charlottesville

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Boyd Calvin Tinsley (born May 16, 1964) is an American violinist and mandolinist who is best known for having been a member of the Dave Matthews Band. Within the band, Tinsley has collaborated in  ...more
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    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White  ...more

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    BirthplaceCaldwell, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Berline (born July 6, 1944) 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  ...more

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    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Camilla Wicks (born August 9, 1928) is an American violinist and one of the first female violinists to establish a major international career. Her performing career included solo appearances with  ...more
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    Dec. at 77 (1860-1938)

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carl Venth (February 16, 1860 – January 29, 1938) was a German-American composer, violinist, conductor, music educator, and scholar. He was a leading classical music figure in Texas in the first  ...more
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    BirthplaceLancaster, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carla Kihlstedt (born 1971) is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Cod.She  ...more
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    Dec. at 93 (1898-1992)

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Francis Kenny (June 23, 1898 – January 20, 1992) was an American composer, lyricist, author, and violinist. His hit songs include "There's a Gold Mine in the Sky", "Love Letters in the Sand",  ...more
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    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charlie Bisharat is an American violinist who was a member of the band Shadowfax. He won the Best New Age Performance Grammy Award with Shadowfax in 1988 for the album Folksongs for a Nuclear  ...more
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    BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Edward Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He  ...more

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    BirthplaceHsinchu, Taiwan

    NationalityUnited States of America, Taiwan

    Cho-Liang Lin (Lin Cho-liang, Chinese: 林昭亮, born January 29, 1960), born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is an American violinist who is renowned for his appearances as a soloist with major orchestras. "Musical  ...more
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    NationalityUnited States of America, Armenia

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    NationalityUnited States of America

    Darol Anger is an American violinist and founding member of The David Grisman Quintet.  ...more

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    BirthplaceAachen, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    David Christian Bongartz (born 4 September 1980), better known by his stage name David Garrett, is a German pop and crossover violinist and recording artist.  ...more

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    Age: 58

    BirthplaceCarbondale, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Kim may refer to: David Kim (violinist) (born 1963), American violinist David Kim (restaurateur), American businessman and CEO of Mexican fast food chain Baja Fresh David J. Kim (born 1979),  ...more
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    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Mansfield (born September 13, 1956) is an American musician and composer. Mansfield was raised in Leonia, New Jersey. His father, Newton Mansfield was the first violinist for the New York  ...more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    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