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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

violinists

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

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

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