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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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1,991 773
Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 86 (1901-1987)
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2,287 917
Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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1,213 617
David Oistrakh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 66 (1908-1974)
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1,634 971
Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 39
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1,003 619
Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 83 (1916-1999)
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903 555
Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 87 (1875-1962)
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1,125 715
Maxim Vengerov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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1,892 1,300
David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 38
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774 513
Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 81 (1920-2001)
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345 194
Pablo de Sarasate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Péter Szontagh-Kisházi added Dec. at 64 (1844-1908)
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594 396
Leonidas Kavakos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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830 584
Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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984 710
Sarah Chang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 38
15
613 419
Nathan Milstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 88 (1904-1992)
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577 392
Pinchas Zukerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
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1,018 749
Joshua Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 51
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535 363
Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 58 (1924-1982)
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695 495
Janine Jansen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 41
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207 100
Eugène Ysaÿe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
eun-hwan-bai added Dec. at 73 (1858-1931)
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419 277
Arthur Grumiaux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 65 (1921-1986)
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627 454
Julia Fischer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 35
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268 155
Ray Chen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
YanYu added age 29
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395 265
Henryk Szeryng is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 70 (1918-1988)
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512 367
Gil Shaham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 48