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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27 7
Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Niccolò Paganini Romantic music, Classical music

2
39 18
David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added David Garrett Classical music, Crossover

3
27 10
Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Jascha Heifetz Classical music

4
22 8
Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Itzhak Perlman Klezmer, Classical music, Jazz

5
19 6
David Oistrakh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added David Oistrakh Classical music

6
6 0
Henryk Szeryng is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Henryk Szeryng

7
10 1
Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Fritz Kreisler Classical music

8
11 2
Arthur Grumiaux is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Arthur Grumiaux Classical music

9
18 9
Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Hilary Hahn Classical music

10
11 3
Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Yehudi Menuhin Classical music, Jazz

11
8 1
George Enescu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added George Enescu Opera, Classical music

12
9 2
Gidon Kremer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Gidon Kremer Classical music

13
10 3
Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Isaac Stern Classical music

14
11 4
Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Anne-Sophie Mutter Classical music

The Best Classical Pianists in the World

15
15 8
Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Leonid Kogan Classical music

16
16 9
Pablo de Sarasate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Pablo de Sarasate Classical music

17
8 2
Pinchas Zukerman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Pinchas Zukerman Classical music

18
13 7
Maxim Vengerov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Maxim Vengerov Classical music

19
6 1
Nathan Milstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Nathan Milstein Classical music

20
7 2
Gil Shaham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Gil Shaham Classical music

21
5 0
Eugène Ysaÿe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Eugène Ysaÿe Classical music

The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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7 2
Joseph Joachim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Joseph Joachim

23
5 0
Sergey Khachatryan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Արմեն Ասոյան added Sergey Khachatryan Classical music

24
9 5
Josef Suk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Josef Suk Classical

25
7 3
Shlomo Mintz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Shlomo Mintz

26
5 1
Ida Haendel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Ida Haendel

27
5 1
Viktoria Mullova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Viktoria Mullova Classical music

28
5 1
Wolfgang Schneiderhan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Wolfgang Schneiderhan

The Greatest Classical Pianists of All Time

29
5 1
Ginette Neveu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Ginette Neveu

30
4 0
Efrem Zimbalist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Efrem Zimbalist

31
11 8
Joseph Szigeti is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Joseph Szigeti Classical; 20th Century

32
10 7
Kyung-Wha Chung is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Kyung-Wha Chung

33
9 6
Joshua Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Joshua Bell Classical music

34
8 5
Michael Rabin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Michael Rabin Classical; 20th Century

35
5 2
Adolf Busch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Adolf Busch

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
4 1
Alfredo Campoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Alfredo Campoli Classical; 20th Century

37
4 1
Bronisław Huberman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Bronisław Huberman Classical music

38
4 1
Zino Francescatti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Zino Francescatti

39
13 11
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Antonio Vivaldi Classical music, Baroque music

40
3 1
Tossy Spivakovsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Tossy Spivakovsky

41
3 1
Anne Akiko Meyers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Anne Akiko Meyers Classical music

42
2 0
Philippe Hirschorn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Philippe Hirschorn

The Hottest Female Classical Musicians

43
2 0
Sherban Lupu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
RohanSrinivasan added Sherban Lupu

44
2 0
Jaap Schröder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
RohanSrinivasan added Jaap Schröder

45
2 0
Pierre Rode is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
RohanSrinivasan added Pierre Rode

46
5 4
Franz Clement is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Franz Clement Classical; Baroque

47
4 3
Nicola Benedetti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
markuka85 added Nicola Benedetti Classical music

48
3 2
Midori Goto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Midori Goto Classical music

49
2 1
Corey Cerovsek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
gnicholls added Corey Cerovsek

50
2 1
Vasko Abadjiev is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Classical Violinists of All Time
Sava Dimitrov added Vasko Abadjiev