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best violin pieces ever

These are factually the 17 best violin pieces in existence

worst things about playing the violin

The 10 worst things about playing the violin

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”

Australian bow-maker invents hinged bow

This hinged bow makes a solo violin sound like a full string quartet

Girl blows audiences away by playing the violin with a prosthetic arm

Violinist with prosthetic arm shows incredible power of science and music

Woman plays violin during brain surgery to save her musical skills

Musician plays violin while surgeons remove tumour from her brain

A man played the violin to ducks in Cambridge on Valentine's Day

Man playing violin to ducks is a pure and beautiful scene

Tyler Butler-Figueroa is through to the semi-finals

Who is Tyler Butler-Figueroa? Meet the 11-year-old cancer survivor violinist on AGT

Janet Jackson’s son “loves classical music”

Janet Jackson’s three-year-old son Eissa is ‘incredibly talented’ on the violin and ‘loves classical music’

Violin rosin

What the heck is rosin – and why do violinists need it?

Sesame Street Itzhak Perlman

Violinist Itzhak Perlman’s ‘easy and hard’ sketch on Sesame Street is everything about being human

Nicola Benedetti performs at the Benedetti Sessions

Nicola Benedetti: ‘There is no more valuable position than that of a music teacher’

A century old violin was among the valuable instruments stolen

‘Horrendous’: music teacher’s rare $100,000 instruments stolen while she was sleeping in Melbourne home

Violinist Nicola Benedetti has released her first recording with The Benedetti Foundation Orchestra

Nicola Benedetti releases recording with Benedetti Foundation Orchestra

Playing violin during surgery

Violinist carries on playing during conscious brain surgery

Polish-born virtuoso Roman Totenberg

This Stradivarius violin was stolen 40 years ago. Now, it’s been revived for the first time.