List of classical violinists

This is a list of notable classical violinists from the baroque era to the 20th century.

For a more comprehensive list of contemporary classical violinists, see List of contemporary classical violinists.

Baroque era

* Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751)
* Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
* Thomas Baltzar (1631–1663)
* Heinrich Biber (1644–1704)
* Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
* Evaristo Dall'Abaco (1675–1742)
* Matthew Dubourg (1707–1767)
* Carlo Farina (1600–1640)
* Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762)
* Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (1705–1770)
* Jean-Marie Leclair (1697–1764)
* Pietro Locatelli (1684–1762)
* Francesco Manfredini (1695–1765)
* Jean-Joseph Mondonville (1711–1772)
* Johann Georg Pisendel (1687–1755)
* Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1623–1680)
* Giovanni Battista Somis (1686–1763)
* Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770)
* Carlo Tessarini (1690–1765)
* Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709)
* Francesco Maria Veracini (1690–1768)
* Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632–1692)
* Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663–1745)
* Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Classical era

* Pierre Baillot (1771–1842)
* Franz Benda (1709–1786)
* Bartolomeo Campagnoli (1751–1827)
* Christian Cannabich (1731–1798)
* Franz Clement (1780–1842)
* Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703–1771)
* François-Antoine Habeneck (1781–1849)
* Joseph Haydn (1732- 1809)
* Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766–1831)
* Antonio Lolli (1730–1802)
* Jean-Joseph de Mondonville (1711–1772)
* Leopold Mozart (1719–1787)
* Wolfgang Mozart (1756–1791)
* Pietro Nardini (1722- 1793)
* Gaetano Pugnani (1731–1798)
* Pierre Rode (1774–1830)
* Alessandro Rolla (1757–1841)
* Anton Stamitz (1754–1796)
* Carl Stamitz (1745–1801)
* Johann Stamitz (1717–1757)
* Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824)

Romantic era

* Jean-Delphin Alard (1815–1888)
* Leopold Auer (1845–1930)
* Antonio Bazzini (1818–1897)
* Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802–1870)
* Franz Berwald (1796–1868)
* Ole Bull (1810–1880)
* Mathieu Crickboom (1871–1947)
* Charles Dancla (1817–1907)
* Ferdinand David (1810–1873)
* Jakob Dont (1815–1888)
* František Drdla (1868–1944)
* Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1814–1865)
* Nahan Franko (1861–1930)
* Sam Franko (1857–1937)
* Jules Garcin (1830–1896)
* Willy Hess (1859–1939)
* Joseph Joachim (1831–1907)
* Bernardo V. Moreira de Sá (1853-1924)
* Franjo Krežma (1862–1881)
* José White Lafitte (1835–1918)
* Karol Lipinski (1790–1862)
* Martin Pierre Marsick (1847–1924)
* Jacques Féréol Mazas (1782–1849)
* Wilma Neruda (1839–1911)
* Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
* François Prume (1816–1849)
* Oskar Rieding (1840–1918)
* Franz Ries (1846–1932)
* Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908)
* Émile Sauret (1852–1920)
* Marianne Stresow Scharwenka (1856–1918)
* Fritz (Friedrich) Seitz (1848–1918)
* Otakar Ševčík (1852–1934)
* Camillo Sivori (1818–1894)
* Louis Spohr (1784–1859)
* Josef Suk (1874–1935)
* Carl Venth (1860–1938)
* Henri Vieuxtemps (1820–1881)
* Henryk Wieniawski (1835–1880)
* August Wilhelmj (1845–1908)
* Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)

20th century

* Mischa Elman (1891–1967)
* George Enescu (1881–1955)
* Christian Ferras (1933–1982)
* Zino Francescatti (1902–1991)
* Arthur Grumiaux (1921–1986)
* Jascha Heifetz (1901–1987)
* Leonid Kogan (1924–1982)
* Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962)
* Yehudi Menuhin (1916–1999)
* Nathan Milstein (1903–1992)
* Ginette Neveu (1919–1949)
* David Oistrakh (1908–1974)
* Michael Rabin (1936–1972)
* Isaac Stern (1920–2001)
* Henryk Szeryng (1918–1988)
* Joseph Szigeti (1892–1973)
* Jacques Thibaud (1880–1953)
* Florian ZaBach (1918–2006)
* Efrem Zimbalist (1889–1985)

Contemporary

* Joshua Bell (born 1967)
* Sarah Chang (born 1980)
* Midori Goto (born 1971)
* Hilary Hahn (born 1979)
* Gidon Kremer (born 1948)
* Shlomo Mintz (born 1957)
* Anne-Sophie Mutter (born 1963)
* Itzhak Perlman (born 1945)
* Ruggiero Ricci (born 1918)
* Gil Shaham (born 1971)
* Joseph Silverstein (born 1932)
* Akiko Suwanai (born 1972)
* Maxim Vengerov (born 1974)
* Pinchas Zukerman (born 1948)

Notable pedagogues

* Dorothy DeLay (1917–2002)
* Carl Flesch (1873–1944)
* Joseph Fuchs (1900–1997)
* Ivan Galamian (1903–1981)
* Harrison Keller (1888–1979)
* Shinichi Suzuki (1898–1998)

Further reading

* "The Art of Violin Playing", Daniel Melsa, Foulsham & Co. Ltd.
* "Biographical Notice of Nicolo Paganini", by F.J. Fétis (c.1880), Schott & Co.
* "The Book of the Violin", edited by Dominic Gill (1984), Phaidon Press. ISBN 0-7148-2286-8
* "The Devil's Box-Masters of Southern Fiddling" by Charles Wolfe (1997), Country Music Foundation Press. ISBN 0-8265-1324-7
* "An Encyclopedia of the Violin", by Alberto Bachmann (1965/1990), Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80004-7
* "The Great Violinists", by Margaret Campbell (1980/2004), Robson Books. ISBN 1-86105-623-0
* "Paganini-The Genoese", by G.I.C. de Courcy (1957), University of Oklahoma Press
* "Stuff Smith-Pure at Heart", edited by Anthony Barnett & Eva Løgager (1991), Allardyce Barnett Publishers. ISBN 0-907954-15-4
* "Szigeti on the Violin", by Joseph Szigeti (1969/1979), Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-23763-X
* "Tartini-His Life and Times", by Prof. Dr. Lev Ginsburg (1968), Paganiniana Publications Inc. ISBN 0-87666-590-3
* "Unfinished Journey", Yehudi Menuhin (1976), Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0-354-04146-0
* "The Violin", by Yehudi Menuhin (1996), Flammarion. ISBN 2-08-013623-2
* "The Violin and I", by Kato Havas (1968/1975), Bosworth & Co. Ltd.
* "Violin Playing-As I Teach it", by Leopold Auer (1921/1960), Gerarld Duckworth & Co Ltd.
* "Violins & Violinists", by Franz Farga (1950), Rockliff Publishing Corporation Ltd.
* "Ysaÿe", by Prof. Dr. Lev Ginsburg (1980), Paganiniana Publications Inc. ISBN 0-87666-620-9

External links

* [http://www.thirteen.org/publicarts/violin/index.html Legendary Violinists] (a public arts website)
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/8/8/14884/14884-h/14884-h.htm Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday] by Henry C. Lahee, an 1889 publication at Project Gutenberg
* [http://beststudentviolins.com/violinistsontheweb.html Violinists and Violists on the Web] Alphabetical listings of web pages on string players, past and present.


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