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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

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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

This luthier has been making tiny violins during lockdown

This violin maker used lockdown to make the perfect miniature violins

Elton John shares 'I'm Still Standing' violin cover by Latvian violinist Roberts Balanas

Elton John applauds Royal Academy student for virtuosic ‘I’m Still Standing’ violin solo

Sawed-Off Shotgun and Tommy Gun In Violin Case

In gangster movies, guns are always hidden in violin cases. But did it really happen?

Maxim Vengerov violin videos for Classic FM

Maxim Vengerov presents exclusive violin masterclass videos for Classic FM

Dancing violinist’s instrument smashes on ground after pedestrian knocks it with her head

Busking violinist accidentally crashes into pedestrian, smashes violin

Sir Keir Starmer plays flute, recorder and piano, and was a Guildhall music scholar

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer plays flute, recorder and piano, and was a Guildhall music scholar

Violinist surprises self-isolating grandad, they play a window duet together

Belfast violinist surprises self-isolating grandad, they play a socially-distanced window duet together

This beautiful video brings together Arvo Pärt’s music and exquisite animated art

This beautiful video brings together Arvo Pärt’s music and exquisite animated art

Nicola Benedetti is offering free online music tuition, and anyone can take part

Violinist Nicola Benedetti is offering mass tutorials for everyone online

Lucie Horsch and TwoSet

Lucie Horsch expertly roasts TwoSet in violin vs recorder duel

Dr Maxton Pitcher violin

Doctor picks up violin to give emotional serenade after patient’s COVID-19 recovery

Violinist plays for Italy’s healthcare workers from Cremona hospital rooftop

Violinist plays for Italy’s healthcare workers from Cremona hospital rooftop