Classical The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time  

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The violin is a stringed instrument with four strings, tuned in perfect fifths. The violin is notably difficult to master, and is commonly featured in orchestras and classical pieces. The violin has been and will always be an important instrument in any symphony. Some of the best classical violinists, like those on this list, often perform solo as well, showcasing their enormous talent on the violin.

Who are the greatest classical violinists of all time? This list features the absolute greatest classical violinists in history. These are the musicians who have had the unique ability to capture our hearts with the violin.

Vote up the best classical violinists of all time below, or add the violinist you think is the greatest of all time, if he or she isn't already on the list.
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David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added David Garrett Classical music, Crossover

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18 7
Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Niccolò Paganini Romantic music, Classical music

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17 8
Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Itzhak Perlman Klezmer, Classical music, Jazz

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19 10
Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Jascha Heifetz Classical music

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13 6
David Oistrakh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added David Oistrakh Classical music

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7 1
Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Fritz Kreisler Classical music

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15 9
Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Hilary Hahn Classical music

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14 9
Pablo de Sarasate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Pablo de Sarasate Classical music

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7 2
Gidon Kremer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Gidon Kremer Classical music

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8 3
Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Anne-Sophie Mutter Classical music

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7 2
Arthur Grumiaux is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Arthur Grumiaux Classical music

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12 8
Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Leonid Kogan Classical music

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11 7
Maxim Vengerov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Maxim Vengerov Classical music

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7 3
Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Yehudi Menuhin Classical music, Jazz

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7 3
Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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5 1
Pinchas Zukerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Pinchas Zukerman Classical music

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4 0
Henryk Szeryng is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Henryk Szeryng

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9 6
Kyung-Wha Chung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Kyung-Wha Chung

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5 2
Gil Shaham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Gil Shaham Classical music

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5 2
Joseph Joachim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Joseph Joachim

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4 1
Nathan Milstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Nathan Milstein Classical music

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4 1
George Enescu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added George Enescu Opera, Classical music

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3 0
Eugène Ysaÿe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Eugène Ysaÿe Classical music

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3 0
Sergey Khachatryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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7 5
Joshua Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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5 3
Shlomo Mintz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Shlomo Mintz

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3 1
Ginette Neveu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Ginette Neveu

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3 1
Ida Haendel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Ida Haendel

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3 1
Viktoria Mullova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Viktoria Mullova Classical music

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3 1
Wolfgang Schneiderhan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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2 0
Efrem Zimbalist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Efrem Zimbalist

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9 8
Joseph Szigeti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Joseph Szigeti Classical; 20th Century

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6 5
Michael Rabin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Michael Rabin Classical; 20th Century

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6 5
Josef Suk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Josef Suk Classical

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3 2
Nicola Benedetti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Nicola Benedetti Classical music

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3 2
Adolf Busch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Adolf Busch

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2 1
Bronisław Huberman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Bronisław Huberman Classical music

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2 1
Alfredo Campoli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Alfredo Campoli Classical; 20th Century

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2 1
Zino Francescatti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Zino Francescatti

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2 1
Anne Akiko Meyers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Anne Akiko Meyers Classical music

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1 0
Pierre Rode is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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1 0
Vasko Abadjiev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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1 0
Philippe Hirschorn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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1 0
Jaap Schröder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
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1 0
Sherban Lupu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
RohanSrinivasan added Sherban Lupu

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11 11
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Antonio Vivaldi Classical music, Baroque music

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4 4
Franz Clement is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Franz Clement Classical; Baroque

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2 2
Midori Goto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Midori Goto Classical music

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1 1
Josef Hassid is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Josef Hassid

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1 1
Tossy Spivakovsky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Tossy Spivakovsky