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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
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 ...more

Jayne Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer. She was a major Hollywood female symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and ...more

Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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 ...more

Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally ...more

Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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

Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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

Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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.

Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during ...more

Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Niccolo Paganini is a film score composer.

Torrey DeVitto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Torrey Joel DeVitto is an American actress, former fashion model and musician. She is best known for her role as psycho nanny Carrie in One Tree Hill, as Melissa Hastings in the ABC Family ...more

Lindsey Stirling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, ...more

Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Joseph Haydn was a prominent and prolific composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form ...more

Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Henry "Henny" Youngman was a British-born American comedian and violinist famous for his mastery of the "one-liner". His best known one-liner was "Take my ...more

Johann Strauss II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Johann Strauss II, also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son, Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed ...more

Vanessa-Mae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Vanessa-Mae, is a British violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the United Kingdom in 2006. She competed under the name ...more

Lucia Micarelli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Lucia Micarelli is an American violinist and actress best known for her collaborations with Josh Groban and classic rock band Jethro Tull, and her role as Annie Talarico in Treme.

Owen Pallett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Michael James Owen Pallett is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As Final Fantasy, he won ...more

Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue.

Edward Elgar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known ...more

Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Louis Feinberg, known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.

Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most famous violin masters of his or any other day, and regarded as one of the greatest violinists of ...more

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Giovanni Battista Draghi, best known as Pergolesi or Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, was an Italian composer, violinist and organist.

Sharon Corr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Sharon Helga Corr is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and television personality. She is best known as a member of the pop-rock band The Corrs, which she co-founded in 1990 with her elder ...more

Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Violinists
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

Sarah Chang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Violinists
Sarah Chang is an American classical violinist. Recognized as a child prodigy, she first played as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1989. She enrolled ...more