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List of famous violinists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top violinists in the world? This includes the most prominent violinists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable violinists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic violinists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned violinists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known violinists to the lesser known violinists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the violinist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous violinists ever?" and "What are the names of famous violinists?" then you're in the right place. (980 items)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his ...more

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Jayne Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and 20th Century Fox's alternative to Marilyn Monroe who came to be known as the "Working Man's Monroe". She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions. She was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells, and, although many people have never seen her movies, Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture. Mansfield became a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood ...more

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Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred sacred cantatas of which nearly two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth. Bach was born in Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach, into a great musical family. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the director of the ...more

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and garnered her a contract with Paramount Pictures, landing her roles in U.S. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire. She capitalized on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and ...more

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