Musicians The 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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Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 86 (1901-1987)

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Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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1,042 508
David Oistrakh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 66 (1908-1974)

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

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

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Hilary Hahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 38

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963 594
Maxim Vengerov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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859 524
Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 83 (1916-1999)

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661 429
Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 81 (1920-2001)

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256 124
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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Pinchas Zukerman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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550 354
Nathan Milstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 88 (1904-1992)

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Sarah Chang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 37

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495 318
Leonidas Kavakos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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900 645
Joshua Bell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 50

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713 496
Anne-Sophie Mutter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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612 424
Janine Jansen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 40

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486 326
Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 58 (1924-1982)

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366 229
Arthur Grumiaux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 65 (1921-1986)

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409 265
Samvel Yervinyan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
ArthurArakelian added age 52

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560 390
Julia Fischer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 34

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352 223
Henryk Szeryng is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 70 (1918-1988)

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Gil Shaham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 47

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150 70
Eugène Ysaÿe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
eun-hwan-bai added Dec. at 73 (1858-1931)

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356 259
Kyung-Wha Chung is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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Midori Goto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
eun-hwan-bai added age 46

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205 133
George Enescu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
RichardWalz added Dec. at 74 (1881-1955)

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280 207
Gidon Kremer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 71

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265 195
Zino Francescatti is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 89 (1902-1991)

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237 172
Shlomo Mintz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 60

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158 96
Ray Chen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
YanYu added age 29

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157 98
James Ehnes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
frédéric-gaudette added age 42

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Mischa Elman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Mischa Elman Dec. at 76 (1891-1967)

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261 208
Vadim Repin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 44

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265 213
Ida Haendel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 89

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204 156
Michael Rabin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 36 (1936-1972)

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240 199
Ginette Neveu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 30 (1919-1949)

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208 167
Ivry Gitlis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 95

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198 163
Nemanja Radulovic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
bosko.stojanovic89 added Nemanja Radulovic

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161 127
Joseph Szigeti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 81 (1892-1973)

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246 219
Salvatore Accardo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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Suna Kan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
AlpanBalkis added age 82

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278 268
Nigel Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
age 61

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122 94
Viktoria Mullova is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
chelseyc0922 added age 59

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174 153
Frank Peter Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists

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148 124
Nicola Benedetti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
ann-wilson-clark added age 30

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Lindsey Stirling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
MichalDomaradzki added age 31

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177 168
Ruggiero Ricci is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists
Dec. at 94 (1918-2012)

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141 133
Alexander Markov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The World's Greatest Violinists