Music is one of those fewer things that can motivate us to move-on and make us emotionally attached with someone. The love for beautiful music is present in the people’s hearts since a long. This has led many musicians to come up with innovative musical instruments for creating many sounds which can soothe our minds and soul. Let us check out the list of top 10 best violinists in the history.
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Perlman was born in Tel Aviv. When he grew-up he showed interest in the violin after hearing a classical music performance on the radio. He took admission in the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv before going to USA. In America, he studied at the Juilliard School under the supervision of the great violin pedagogue, Ivan Galamian, and Dorothy DeLay. Perlman also learnt the use of crutches.
9. Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn started playing violin at the age of 4. Between 1984 and 1989, Hahn completed education in Baltimore under Klara Berkovich. In 1990, at ten, Hahn was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied under the supervision of Jascha Brodsky. She has been an outstanding and famous violinist in the history, and learnt the études of Kreutzer, Ševčík, Gaviniès, Rode, and the Paganini Caprices.
8. Janine Jansen
Janine Jansen is a classical violinist, born on January 7, 1978 in Soest, Netherlands. She was fond of recording five solo strings and didn’t give preference to orchestra. In some live concerts, Janine got standing ovations from audience like in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 2006 concert in Berlin’s Waldbühne Amphitheater. She is a great violinist and musician in the history.
7. Viktoria Mullova
Viktoria Mullova is a Russian violinist. Her most outstanding performances are recordings are several violin concerti, compositions by J.S. Bach. She is also famous for her unique jazz compositions of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, The Beatles etc.
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6. Sarah Chang
Sarah Chang has given performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. She also did great performance with the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra, the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Melbourne Symphony. By the whole, Sarah has been a perfect of her profession.
5. Julia Fischer
Julia Fischer was born in Munich, Germany. She started learning violin at the age of 5 from Helge Thelen. Several months after, she studied the piano with her mother, Viera Fischer. She started her formal violin education at the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg, and was taught by Lydia Dubrowskaya.
4. Anne Sophie Mutter
Mutter was born in Rheinfelden, Germany. She was only five years old when she started playing piano. Then she took admission in a local music school, along with Erna Honigberger, a student of Carl Flesch. Anne has gotten several prizes. At the age of 13, she was invited by Herbert von Karajan to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. In 1977, she started her violin playing career with the English Chamber Orchestra.
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3. Midori Goto
Midori Goto is of Japan-America origin. She started her music career at the age of 11 in a last minute change of a concert by the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. At the age of 20, she made her own philanthropic group. She is an internationally recognized violinist. During 2007, this lady was chosen as a UN Messenger of Peace.
2. David Oistrakh
David Oistrakh was born in 1908 and died in 1974. He was a Russian violinist, and got fame for his recordings and recitals of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto. Not only this but also David gave nice performance at the standard levels of Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn. He was a friend of some famous Russian composers like Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, and Glazunov. Tchaikovsky’s Concerto was his favorite work.
1. Fritz Kreisler
Fritz is one of the true violinists in the history. He was expert of the pre-recording age. Kreisler lived from 1875 to 1962. His music was famous for charming tone quality, and technically perfect. He was one of the few classical musicians to die wealthy. He lost his life in a car crash. He was supremely polite in nature.
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