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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

Google tool turns your humming into a music solo

Genius Google tool turns your tuneless humming into a lovely violin solo

Photo: Marcos Tristao

The powerful story behind the viral photograph of a 12-year-old Brazilian violinist

Mariah Carey has a swimming pool shaped like a violin in the garden of her rented home

Of course Mariah Carey’s rental has a violin-shaped swimming pool.

New Sherlock stamp

A double-handed violin bow? Philatelists spot an epic blunder on new Royal Mail Sherlock stamp

Violinist Ezinma

Violinist puts virtuosic spin on Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ and transforms it into a classical masterpiece

Musical Elijah McClain protests in Aurora, Colorado

Riot police hit with lawsuit over violent response to violin vigil for Elijah McClain

George Bridgetower, the violinist who fell out with Beethoven

Who was George Bridgetower? The violin virtuoso who fell out with Beethoven

Issac Stern Menselssohn

Celebrating the centenary of the great Isaac Stern with glorious Mendelssohn from the maestro

Man arrested for attacking pedestrian with violin bow

Man in Japan arrested for attacking pedestrian with violin bow

Left: the Kanneh-Masons; Right: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s family: everything you need to know about the Kanneh-Masons

Violin vigil for Elijah McClain

‘They tear gassed children with violins’ – people at Elijah McClain vigil claim police brutality

Watch violin virtuoso Ray Chen compares $69 model with a $10m Strad in video

Virtuoso Ray Chen compares a $69 violin with a $10m Stradivarius. The difference is mad.