Famous violinist, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Lindsey Stirling

    Lindsey Stirling is a well-known American violinist, dancer, and composer known for works such as her music video ˜Crystallize', which became the eighth-most watched video of the year 2012. She performs many varieties of music styles including classical, pop, rock as well as electronic dance music. Her popularity started soaring following her appearance in the American reality show ˜America's Got Talent'. When her debut self-titled studio album was released, it debuted at number 79 on the Billboard 200. She has released three studio albums so far in her career. Also known for her philanthropy, Stirling, along with the non-profit Atlanta Music Project, has helped inspire social change by providing Atlanta's underprivileged youth the opportunity to learn and perform music in orchestras and choirs. She created two limited edition shirts and the money collected from those was contributed towards the Music Project, in order to provide fifty poor children with a proper training in music. In 2015, she completed her autobiography named ˜The Only Pirate at the Party'. It was published by Gallery Books the following year. Despite having a successful career, Stirling has been struggling with anorexia for several years. Her song ˜Shatter Me' was the story of her struggle with her illness.

    Lindsey Stirling

  • Jun Sung Ahn

    Accomplished violinist who performed as a senior soloist in the 2010-2011 High School South Philharmonia Symphonic Orchestra and as a Concertmaster in the 2010 NJMEA High School All-State Orchestra.

    Jun Sung Ahn

  • Milan Neil Amin-Smith

    British violinist and pianist for the electronic-classical group Clean Bandit who became instant sensations with the Grammy Award-winning single "Rather Be." 

    Milan Neil Amin-Smith

  • Taylor Davis

    Violinist, composer, and YouTube personality known best for her cover versions of songs from video games, films, and anime. She has released several albums, including Gaming Fantasy and Melodies of Hyrule, and her YouTube channel ViolinTay has earned over 2.4 million subscribers.

    Taylor Davis

  • Tyler Butler-Figueroa

    Violinist who is best recognized for having earned the "Golden Buzzer" on the competition series America's Got Talent. He is also known for being a street musician and often performs on Davie Street in North Carolina. 

    Tyler Butler-Figueroa

  • Joshua Bell

    Grammy Award-winning violinist who released the album French Impressions in 2012. His album Romance of the Violin, was #1 on the Billboard Classical chart.

    Joshua Bell

  • Hilary Hahn

    Grammy Award-winning violinist who performed Bach with the London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

    Hilary Hahn

  • David Garrett

    German pop violinist known for his live concerts, which he performs with a full band. 

    David Garrett

  • Ray Chen

    Winner of the <a title='Yehudi Menuhin' href='/famous/yehudi-menuhin.htm'>Yehudi Menuhin</a> International Competition for Young Violinists and who was signed to Sony Masterworks. He was also invited to perform at the 2012 Nobel Prize Concert.

    Ray Chen

  • Lettice Rowbotham

    Violinist best known as a finalist on the 8th season of Britain's Got Talent. She is also known for posting violin covers of popular songs on her self-titled YouTube channel.

    Lettice Rowbotham

  • Niccolo Paganini

    Niccolo Paganini was a renowned Italian composer and violinist of 19th century. A genius, non-conformist, eccentric, unruly and a vagabond, he left an irrefutable mark on the history of instrumental music. One cannot go through the history of virtuoso performers without reading about Paganini for whom a chapter has already been created in golden letters. He was a violinist, a guitarist and a composer and one of the most distinguished virtuosos of his time. His technique and creativity was obvious in his compositions that made him one of the pillars of modern violin technique. Plagued throughout his life by illnesses, partly from birth and partly due to his extravagant lifestyle, he still became an inspiration and motivation for many composers and musicians, including Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Robert Schumann. The capability to transform even his minuses into positives is exemplified in his three octaves that he played across four strings in a hand span using his long fingers. All this contributed in giving him a permanent place in the history of 19th century music.

    Niccolo Paganini

  • Daniel Jang

    Taiwanese-American violinist who gained considerable internet fame through his violin covers of songs by artists like <a title='John Legend' href='/famous/john-legend.htm'>John Legend</a> and <a title='Sam Smith' href='/famous/sam-smith.htm'>Sam Smith</a>. To date, his self-titled YouTube channel has amassed more than 850,000 subscribers.

    Daniel Jang

  • Vanessa-Mae

    Vanessa Mae is a British violinist who has made a name for herself in the classical music genre. A prodigious child, she was musically endowed since birth. When girls of her age were busy grappling with new objects of fantasy, Vanessa was perfecting her music skills. She started played piano at the age of three and two years later, took to playing violin which soon became her profession. She made Guinness World Record by becoming the youngest soloist to record both the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky violin concertos. Vanessa was only thirteen then. Over the years, her conservative classical style gave way to a more modern outlook. She released her debut album, ˜The Violin Player' which fared well. In addition to music, she made a foray into skiing, a passion which she long desired to pursue. She took part in the 2014 Winter Olympics for Thailand in alpine skiing.

    Vanessa-Mae

  • Rob Landes

    Violinist signed to ARK Studios Media Group who is known for having performed solos with the Utah Symphony and San Diego Chamber Orchestra. He is also known for having been the first violinist of the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra. 

    Rob Landes

  • Regina Carter

    Acclaimed jazz violinist. She recorded more than twenty albums between 1995 and 2014; her most famous recordings on the Verve label include Motor City Moments and Rhythms of the Heart.

    Regina Carter

  • Estella Elisheva

    Violinist who become internet-famous with her performances of "Little Hungarian Rhapsody," "Hevenu Shalom Aleichem" and "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter. She frequently posts performance videos to Instagram, where she has around 50,000 followers. 

    Estella Elisheva

  • Itzhak Perlman

    Multiple Grammy Award-winning Israeli violinist, conductor, and esteemed teacher who also received the National Medal of the Arts from President <a title='Bill Clinton' href='/famous/bill-clinton.htm'>Bill Clinton</a>.

    Itzhak Perlman

  • Nicola Benedetti

    Considered a prodigy who has been invited to play for Prince Edward multiple times and who has won myriad awards for her performances, including the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition at the age of sixteen.

    Nicola Benedetti

  • Midori Goto

    Japanese-American violinist who made herself into a legend at the age of fourteen by using three violins to perform because she broke two E strings on her own violin and then on the conductor's Stradivarius.

    Midori Goto

  • Sarah Chang

    Former child prodigy violinist who has collaborated extensively with the New York Philharmonic.

    Sarah Chang

  • Mairead Nesbitt

    Irish violinist and fiddle player best known as a member of the group Celtic Woman and for solo albums like 2001's Raining Up.

    Mairead Nesbitt

  • Kyung-Wha Chung

    Winner of the Edgar Leventritt Competition in its historical two-way tie, as well as the recipient of many other awards for her exceptional performances.

    Kyung-Wha Chung

  • Sharon Corr

    Violinist with the Irish pop band The Corrs with her sisters and brother, the group known for songs like "Breathless."

    Sharon Corr

  • Rayna Gellert

    Classically trained violinist who earned renown as a fiddler and singer of old-time music. She has performed with groups called Freight Hoppers and Uncle Earl, as well as the dance company Rhythm in Shoes.

    Rayna Gellert