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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 55 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 46 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 44 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 89 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 26 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 53 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 36 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 73 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 89 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 47 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 55 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 81 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 58 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 65 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 37 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 54 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 61 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 78 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

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Dorothy DeLay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 85 (1917-2002) Dorothy DeLay was an American violin instructor, primarily at the Juilliard School and University of Cincinnati She was born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

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Dorothy Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 94 (1913-2007)

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Edgar Sampson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 66 (1907-1973) Edgar Melvin Sampson was a composer, arranger, saxophonist, and violinist. Born in New York City, he started playing violin at age six and picked up the saxophone in high school. Born Edgar ...more

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Efrem Zimbalist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 96 (1889-1985) Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. was an internationally known concert violinist, composer, teacher, conductor and director of the Curtis Institute of Music.

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Elizabeth Pitcairn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 44 Elizabeth Pitcairn is an American classical violinist. She has concertized widely as a soloist and is noted for performing on the 1721 Red Mendelssohn Antonio Stradivari violin that is said to ...more

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Elliot Marsh Sharp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Elliot Marsh Sharp

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Elmar Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 67 Elmar Oliveira is a contemporary American violinist. The son of Portuguese immigrants, Elmar Oliveira was born on June 28, 1950, in Naugatuck, Connecticut. Mr. Oliveira was nine when he began ...more

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 38 Emilie Autumn Liddell, better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. Autumn draws influence for her music—the style of which she has ...more

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Everett Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Everett Lee is an American conductor and violinist.

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Eyvind Kang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 47 Eyvindur Kang, is a composer and violist. He was raised in Canada and the United States, and has since lived and worked in countries ranging from Italy to Iceland. A recurring theme in his solo ...more

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Florian Zabach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 88 (1918-2006) Florian ZaBach was an American musician and TV personality. His recording of "The Hot Canary" sold a million copies and reached the top 15 on the Pop charts in 1951. "Believe It ...more

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Frank Huang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 39 Frank Xin Huang is a Chinese-born American violinist and teacher. Presently the concertmaster of the Houston Symphony, Huang has been appointed to the position of concertmaster of the New York ...more

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Frederick MacMurray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Frederick MacMurray Frederick MacMurray was a violinist.

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Gail Kubik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 70 (1914-1984) Gail Thompson Kubik was an American composer, music director, violinist, and teacher.

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Gingger Shankar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Gingger Shankar is an Indian American singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. She has scored several award-winning films, including Passion of the Christ and Circumstance.

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Henry Flynt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 78 Henry Flynt is a philosopher, avant-garde musician, anti-art activist and exhibited artist often associated with Conceptual Art, Fluxus and Nihilism.

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Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 38 Hilary Hahn is an American violinist. In her active international career she has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She ...more

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Ida Haendel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 89 Ida Haendel, CBE is a British violinist of Polish birth.

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Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 81 (1920-2001) Isaac Stern was an American violinist and conductor.

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Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 72 Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue.

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Ivan Galamian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 78 (1903-1981) Ivan Alexander Galamian was an Iranian-born Armenian violin teacher of the twentieth century. He was born in Tabriz, Iran to an Armenian family, soon after his birth his family emigrated to ...more

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Jack Glatzer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Jack Glatzer age 79 Jacob Joseph Glatzer is an American violinist who resides in Portugal. He has performed as a soloist in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, and has also released ...more

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Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
Dec. at 86 (1901-1987) Jascha Heifetz was a violinist, widely considered to be one of the finest violinists of modern times. Born in Vilnius, now Lithuania, he moved as a teenager to the United States, where his ...more

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Jason Kao Hwang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 61 Jason Kao Hwang is a Chinese American violinist and composer. A versatile performer, Hwang focuses primarily on jazz and improvised musics, and has a particular interest in cross-cultural ...more

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Joan Wasser is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Violinists from the United States
age 47 Joan Wasser, known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman, is an American musician and singer-songwriter. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders. Throughout her career, she has ...more