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best violin pieces ever

These are factually the 17 best violin pieces in existence

best violinists of all time

The 25 greatest violinists of all time

worst things about playing the violin

The 10 worst things about playing the violin

worst things about 2nd violin

The 10 worst things about being a 2nd violin


Our expert thinks these are the five best violinists ever. Do you agree?

how to play the violin

19 steps to becoming an absolutely kick-ass violinist

Ruzica West owed £15,000 by former violin professor after taking him to court

Renowned violinist ordered by court to pay ex-pupil in £80k Landolfi violin dispute

Some of the Violins of Hope, part of a collection founded by violin maker Amnon Weinstein.

The Holocaust-surviving violins that endured atrocities to tell a vital story

Jennifer Pike Lark

Why does everyone love The Lark Ascending? Violinist Jennifer Pike explains its magic.

COVID-19 patient serenades hospital staff in Utah with violin

Intubated COVID-19 patient plays violin for medical staff to say a musical ‘thank you’

Violinist plays to drown out hate speech

Violinist plays powerful ‘This is Me’ to drown out hate speech in Florida neighbourhood

The most relaxing classical violin music ever written

The most relaxing classical violin music ever written

Violinist plays Paganini while hula-hooping

A violinist plays incredible Paganini while hula-hooping. What did you do today?

Min Lee cello lesson

Mother proves point by picking up her daughter’s cello and playing it as a violin

Violinist Randall Goosby has been signed to Decca Classics

Meet violinist Randall Goosby, the Itzhak Perlman protégé set to inspire a generation

Frederick Bremer School gives every new pupil a violin

A school transformed itself by giving every student a violin

Christian Li violin

This 11-year-old violinist’s talent is moving people to tears, and we can understand why