There are very few things that bind us all together music is one such melodious thing which human has been attached from ancient times. The love for beautiful music has made people invent new musical instruments to create many sounds which are soothing for the mind and soul. As the degree of exploration increased many musical instruments were invented over time. Although there are so many instruments available around the world, we are talking about Violin here. The Top 10 World’s Most Famous Violinists have been listed here who have made a difference and are famous around the world.
10. David Fyodorovich Oistrakh, Russia
Famous for his work “Tchaikovsky’s Concerto”, David Oistrakh was born in 1908 and people enjoyed his music till 1974. All his friends from the industry wrote works dedicated to David. Some of his prominent Russian composers such as Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Glazunov were David’s close friends and they used to love composing for him. David used to play it with perfection like no other could and took the credit of being the composer’s favourite, during his period.
9. Friedrich “Fritz” Kreisler, Hungary
Fritz was born in the year 1875 in Austria, Hungary and lived up to be the best classical violinist of all times in the world. He had the credit of having a sweet tone and very expressive phrasing qualities which even the top masters didn’t posses.
8. Mikhail Saulovich (Mischa Elman), Ukraine
Mischa, was had his hands on violin quite early from childhood, his grandfather was a jewish folk musician, a klezmer, he was also an expert in playing violin. Seeing his degree of inclination in Learning Violin his father encouraged him further by taking him to Odessa, and enrolled in Imperial Academy of Music. Pablo De Sarasate recognized his true talent and encouraged him to audition for Leopold Auer. He was only eleven years then. This is how Mischa started his career.
7. Giuseppe Tartini, Italy
Giuseppe Tartini was born in Piran, in the Republic of Venice. People enjoyed his great music till 1770. He was known for his trills and tremolos. Although he recognized his passion for playing violin much later in life, but he took no time in mastering it and his visit to Francesco Maria Veracini’s concert was a life turning experience for Giuseppe.
6. Ole Bornemann Bull, Norway
Ole Bull was a Norwegian classical Violinist most popular during the 18 had a passion for music and worked his way out to follow his passion. Although his father wanted him to become a minister, he chose to became a famous violinist, where as his brother Georg Andreas Bull became a famous architect. He died in the 1880, at the age of 70 years.
5. Jascha Heifetz, Russia
Jascha’s father was a violinist too. His father was a violin teacher. Jascha debuted at the age of 7 years in Violin Concerto in E minor, a concert by Felix Mendelssohn. He started his musical career from San Francisco after a leaving Russia which his family, his first performance at Carnegie Hall in New York was an instant hit in 1917. His talents were soon recognized, at the age of sixteen he was honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
4. Arcangelo Corelli, Italy
Arcangelo was yet another famous Italian composer and violinist. His was from the Baroque era and is known for his works across the world. He was among very few masters who developed some very popular techniques, which are popular even now. He had introduced techniques for bowing form, postures and fingering techniques. He is still regarded as the master of violin.
3. Antonio Vivaldi, Italy
Vivaldi is among the few renowned Baroque composers and violinist from Venice. He was best known for his instrumental compositions for concerts which was composed specially for violin, he had composed several Choral works and Operas. Apart from this he was also a priest, and was nicknamed as “the red Priest” due to his Auburn hair. Unfortunately after his death his compositions almost died until Fritz and Alfred revived them later in 20 once again.
2. Pablo De Sarasate
Pablo learnt his initial Violin lessons from his father, he was an artillery bandmaster. Pablo started learning Violin at an early age and made his first public debut in La Coruna concert when he was just eight years old. At the age of Seventeen he won the first prize in Premier Prix, which is the highest honour. Pablo had a distinct Spanish flavour, which was unique and was present in his every composition.
1. Niccolo Paganini, Italy
Niccolo Paganini was a highly talented and multifaceted master with passion for music. He is known as the best of Italian violinist, guitarist and a composer. Caprice No. 24 in A minor was his best compositions which is severed even today and serves as an inspiration for many new comers and even expert violinists.Niccolo Paganini is the greatest violinist of all the time.
Above are the all time legendary Violinists from the world, who made a lasting impact in composing and presenting world with some of the best techniques for Violin.