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Voting is now open for the Virtuoso Channel Hall of Fame: World's Greatest Violinists!

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Niccolò Paganini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
MohamedHafez added Niccolò Paganini

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1,876 688
Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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1,635 588
Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Jascha Heifetz Died at 86 (1901-1987)

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977 435
David Oistrakh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
David Oistrakh Died at 66 (1908-1974)

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1,583 975
David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
David Garrett age 37

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739 417
Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Fritz Kreisler Died at 87 (1875-1962)

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903 537
Maxim Vengerov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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799 481
Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Yehudi Menuhin Died at 83 (1916-1999)

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1,185 763
Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Hilary Hahn age 38

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621 397
Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Isaac Stern Died at 81 (1920-2001)

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682 457
Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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463 288
Pinchas Zukerman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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226 103
Pablo de Sarasate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Péter Szontagh-Kisházi added Pablo De Sarasate Died at 64 (1844-1908)

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519 334
Nathan Milstein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Nathan Milstein Died at 88 (1904-1992)

The Best Classical Pianists in the World

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818 569
Sarah Chang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Sarah Chang age 37

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458 289
Leonidas Kavakos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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852 603
Joshua Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Joshua Bell age 50

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590 398
Janine Jansen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Janine Jansen age 40

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346 209
Arthur Grumiaux is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Arthur Grumiaux Died at 65 (1921-1986)

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466 307
Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Leonid Kogan Died at 58 (1924-1982)

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533 364
Julia Fischer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Julia Fischer age 34

The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

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438 292
Gil Shaham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Gil Shaham age 47

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332 206
Henryk Szeryng is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Henryk Szeryng Died at 70 (1918-1988)

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367 245
Samvel Yervinyan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
ArthurArakelian added Samvel Yervinyan age 52

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182 100
Midori Goto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
eun-hwan-bai added Midori Goto age 46

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339 241
Kyung-Wha Chung is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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132 60
Eugène Ysaÿe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
eun-hwan-bai added Eugène Ysaÿe Died at 73 (1858-1931)

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256 183
Zino Francescatti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Zino Francescatti Died at 89 (1902-1991)

Famous Female Violinists

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269 197
Gidon Kremer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Gidon Kremer age 71

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189 124
George Enescu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
RichardWalz added Georges Enesco Died at 74 (1881-1955)

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222 161
Shlomo Mintz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Shlomo Mintz age 60

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289 227
Mischa Elman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Mischa Elman Died at 76 (1891-1967)

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140 85
James Ehnes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
frédéric-gaudette added James Ehnes age 42

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251 203
Ida Haendel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Ida Haendel age 89

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193 146
Michael Rabin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Michael Rabin Died at 36 (1936-1972)

Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

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242 199
Vadim Repin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Vadim Repin age 46

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198 157
Ivry Gitlis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Ivry Gitlis age 95

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226 189
Ginette Neveu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Ginette Neveu Died at 30 (1919-1949)

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187 152
Nemanja Radulovic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
bosko.stojanovic89 added Nemanja Radulovic

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117 79
Ray Chen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
YanYu added Ray Chen age 29

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235 210
Salvatore Accardo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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148 118
Joseph Szigeti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Joseph Szigeti Died at 81 (1892-1973)

Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes

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262 250
Nigel Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Nigel Kennedy age 61

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681 722
Lindsey Stirling is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
MichalDomaradzki added Lindsey Stirling age 31

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110 84
Viktoria Mullova is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
chelseyc0922 added Viktoria Mullova age 59

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132 109
Nicola Benedetti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
ann-wilson-clark added Nicola Benedetti age 30

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162 143
Frank Peter Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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166 159
Ruggiero Ricci is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Ruggiero Ricci Died at 94 (1918-2012)

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120 113
Josef Suk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Josef Suk Died at 82 (1929-2011)

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129 125
Alexander Markov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists