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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

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

NHS doctor and husband serenade locked down neighbours with beautiful violin duet

NHS doctor and violinist husband serenade neighbours with beautiful balcony duet

Nicola Benedetti is live-streaming Elgar tutorials during the coronavirus lockdown.

Violinist Nicola Benedetti is teaching the world to play Elgar during coronavirus lockdown

Twins perform violin duets during Italy’s lockdown

Talented 12-year-old Italian twins play Coldplay violin duet in quarantine

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Watch Maxim Vengerov’s exclusive at-home concert for Classic FM

Watch Maxim Vengerov’s exclusive at-home concert for Classic FM

What was the violin hymn played at the sinking of the Titanic?

What was the violin hymn played at the sinking of the Titanic?

Violinists serenade shoppers in empty toilet paper aisle with ‘Titanic’ hymn

Violinists serenade shoppers in empty toilet paper aisle with ‘Titanic’ hymn

Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned, and why are people linking this to Donald Trump?

Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned, and why are people linking this to Donald Trump?

Nicola Benedetti slams “gross undervaluation of teachers”

Violinist Nicola Benedetti slams “gross undervaluation of music teachers”