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The World's Greatest Violinists 

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Updated June 11, 2020 119.8k votes 23k voters 405.7k views 186 items

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Ling Ling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 39 from Virginia, United States of America
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Niccolò Paganini ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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Twosetviolin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 73 from Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ray Chen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
YanYu added Age 29 from Taipei, Taiwan
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Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 86 (1901-1987) from Vilnius, Lithuania
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David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 38 from Aachen, Germany
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David Oistrakh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 66 (1908-1974) from Ukraine, Odessa
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Maxim Vengerov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 44 from Novosibirsk, Russia
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Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 83 (1916-1999) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 87 (1875-1962) from Vienna, Austria
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Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 55 from Rheinfelden, Germany
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Janine Jansen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 41 from Soest, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
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Joshua Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 51 from Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
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Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 81 (1920-2001) from Kremenets, Ukraine
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Sarah Chang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 38 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Pablo de Sarasate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Péter Szontagh-Kisházi added Dec. at 64 (1844-1908) from Pamplona, Spain
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Leonidas Kavakos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 51 from Athens, Greece
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Eugène Ysaÿe... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
eun-hwan-bai added Dec. at 73 (1858-1931) from Liège, Belgium
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Nathan Milstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 88 (1904-1992) from Odessa, Ukraine
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Pinchas Zukerman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 70 from Tel Aviv, Israel
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Julia Fischer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 35 from Munich, Germany
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Samvel Yervinyan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
ArthurArakelian added Age 53 from Yerevan, Armenia
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Gil Shaham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Age 48 from Urbana, Illinois, United States of America