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Famous Violinists in Music History (Part 4)

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Birthdays 301 - 400 of 407

  • 1928-02-29 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-11 Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist, conductor, orchestra leader (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, 1960-2004), born in Šiauliai, Lithuania (d. 2016)
  • 1928-12-15 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), born in Chelm, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1929-01-11 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1929-03-13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1929-04-14 Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (Helsinki Chamber Orchestra; Finnish RSO, 1956-72), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2012)
  • 1929-08-08 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1929-10-28 John Mayer, Indian violinist and composer (Indo-Jazz Fusions), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1930-09-17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1931-04-27 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist, son of David Oistrach, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1931-06-10 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, born in Mylapore, Chennai, British India (d. 2013)
  • 1931-11-23 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, born in Tanuan, Batangas, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • 1932-03-11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1932-03-21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1955-84), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932-10-17 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1994)
  • 1933-06-17 Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, born in Le Touquet, France (d. 1982)
  • 1934-02-22 Paavo Pohjola, Finnish concert violinist and conductor, born in Seinäjoki, Finland
  • 1936-05-02 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1937-02-11 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • 1938-03-14 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), born in Tokyo (d. 2018)
  • 1938-06-07 Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, born in Jakarta, Indonesia (d. 2014)
  • 1938-06-18 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1999)
  • 1940-04-13 Vladimir Cosma, Romanian-French violinist, conductor, and classical and film score composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1940-12-31 Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), born in New York City (d. 2018) [1]
  • 1941-01-07 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1941-05-04 David LaFlamme [Gary Posie], American electric rock violinist (It's A Beautiful Day - "White Bird"), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1941-06-07 Jaime Laredo, Bolivian violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize, 1959), conductor (Vermont Symphony, 1999-), and educator, born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 1941-09-26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1942-01-17 Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist, born in Kitzingen, Germany
  • 1942-09-29 Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz-fusion electric violinist (Frank Zappa; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Cosmic Messenger; Tchokola), born in Avranches, France
  • 1942-11-09 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-05-20 Tison Street, American violinist and composer (Jewel Tree), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943-10-22 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944-01-04 Volker Hornback, German saxophone player and violinist (Tangerine Dream, 1967-69)
  • 1944-03-02 Leif Segerstam, Finnish violinist, conductor, and composer of 342 symphonies (...and counting!), born in Vaasa, Finland
  • 1945-05-14 Grigori Zhislin, Russian concert violinist, and viola player, born in Leningrad, USSR (d. 2017)
  • 1945-07-10 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist, born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • 1945-08-31 Itzhak Perlman, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1945-11-19 Peter Cropper, British violinist (Lindsay Quartet, 1965-2005), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1947-02-27 Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1947-06-05 Laurie Anderson, American violinist, composer, and avant-garde artist ("O Superman"; "Let X=X"), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1948-03-26 Kyung-Wha Chung, Korean violinist (Chung Sisters), born in Seoul, Korea
  • 1948-05-06 Jacques Israelievitch, French-Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony, 1978-88; Toronto Symphony, 1988-2008), and music director ( Koffler Chamber Orchestra, 2005-14), born in Cannes, France (d. 2015) Born in Cannes, Fra
  • 1948-07-16 Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli-American violinist (Leventritt Prize, 1967), conductor (St. Paul Chamber, 1980-87; National Arts Centre (Canada), 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1949-02-17 Fred Frith, English guitarist, violinist and bassist (Skeleton Crew), born in Heathfield, England
  • 1949-03-25 Kaja Danczowska, Polish classical violinist, and teacher, born in Krakow, Poland
  • 1949-08-27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist and educator, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1950-03-05 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • 1950-04-01 Billy Currie, British rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield, England
  • 1950-04-26 (Lakshminarayana) "L." Shankar, Indian rock, jazz and Indian classical violinist, singer and composer (Shakti; Frank Zappa; Peter Gabriel), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • 1950-05-25 Robby Steinhardt, American rock violinist and singer (Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"), born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1950-06-08 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg competition, 1976; Tchaikovsky Competition, 1978; Avery Fisher Prize, 1983), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut
  • 1950-11-23 Cecil Hooker, American country-rockabilly violinist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • 1953-01-01 Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
  • 1953-04-04 Chen Yi, Chinese-American violinist, composer (From the Path of Beauty), and educator (UMKC Conservatory, 2006-present), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1953-12-08 Ric Sanders, British folk-rock, jazz violinist (Fairport Convention; Stomu Yamash'ta; Soft Machine, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1954-11-12 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, born in Bombay, India (d. 2018)
  • 1955-04-28 Edwin "Eddie" Jobson, British rock violinist (Frank Zappa; UK; Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure), born in Billingham, England
  • 1955-06-05 Hugh Marsh, Canadian session, touring, and jazz electric violinist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956-02-11 Didier Lockwood, French violinist, born in Calais, France (d. 2018)
  • 1956-11-05 Helen O'Hara [Bevington], British rock violinist (Dexys Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"), born in Bristol, England
  • 1956-11-19 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2014)
  • 1956-12-28 Nigel Kennedy, British classical, jazz and Klezmer violinist, born in Brighton, England
  • 1957-05-04 Soozie Tyrell, American session and touring violinist and vocalist (E-Street Band; Seeger Sessions Band; Buster Poindexter; Southside Johnny), born in Pisa, Italy
  • 1958-10-26 Bassam Sabam, Lebanese violinist, oud, and nay player (New York Arabic Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble), born in Tripoli, Lebanon (d. 2020)
  • 1959-08-29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese violinist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1960-01-29 Cho-Liang Lin, American classical violinist (Queen Sophia prize, 1977), and teacher (Juilliard, 1991-present) born in Hsinchu, Taiwan [1]
  • 1960-12-12 Jaap van Zweden, Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Amsterdam
  • 1961-01-10 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Italian concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1961-08-05 Mark O'Connor, American violinist and composer of classical, jazz and bluegrass music (Appalachian Journey), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1961-11-12 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • 1962-03-24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian classical violinist, born in Saint-Norbert, Quebec
  • 1963-06-29 Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist (Berlin Phil), born in Rheinfelden, West Germany
  • 1963-12-24 Mary Ramsey, American singer & violinist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964-05-16 Boyd Tinsley, American violinist and mandolin player (Dave Matthews Band, 1992-2018; Crystal Garden, 2015-), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1964-06-27 James Sanders, American classical, and jazz violinist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-02-27 Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist, born in Duisburg, West Germany
  • 1965-05-13 Tasmin Little, English classical violinist, born in London, England
  • 1966-07-07 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist, born in Göttingen, Germany
  • 1966-08-06 Regina Carter, American jazz and classical violinist, and composer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970-03-24 Sharon Corr, Irish celtic pop-rock violinist (The Corrs - "What Can I Do"), born Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • 1970-07-26 Joan Wasser, American rock violinist, guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer (Joan As Police Woman; Antony and the Johnsons), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1971-02-19 Gil Shaham, Israeli-American violinist, born in Urbana, Illinois
  • 1971-10-25 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1972-02-21 Christian Howes, American jazz violinist (Out Of The Blue), born in Rocky River, Ohio
  • 1973-05-17 Jenny Scheinman, American jazz and session violinist (Bill Frisell; Allison Miller), and singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1973-11-02 Tobias Ringborg, Swedish violinist and conductor, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974-04-29 Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist, born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 1974-08-20 Maxim Vengerov, Russian-Israeli violinist, born in Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1974-10-11 Rachel Barton Pine, American violinist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1975-07-04 Tania Davis, Australian violinist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1977-10-20 Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist
  • 1978-10-27 Vanessa-Mae [Vanakorn Nicholson], Singaporean-British violinist and Olympic alpine skier, born in Singapore
  • 1978-10-27 Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • 1979-08-27 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian violinist (Arcade Fire), born in British Columbia
  • 1979-09-22 Emilie Autumn {Liddell], American singer-songwriter, violinist, and harpsichordist (Fight Like A Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-10-17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican heavy metal singer and violinist (Stream of Passion; MaYans), born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1979-11-27 Hilary Hahn, American classical violinist, born in Lexington, Virginia
  • 1980-12-10 Sarah Chang, Korean-American classical violinist child prodigy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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