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The Contenders: Page 2
Billy Contreras is a musical prodigy and certainly one of the top ten violinists/fiddlers in the country. He has been on tour with George Jones for nearly two years. In his spare time he is an adjutant professor at Belmont University's School of Music.
Billy's talent knows no bounds; he is comfortable sitting first chair in a world-class orchestra or on stage at a Bluegrass festival.
And, by the way, Billy is America's premiere jazz violinist.
He plays extremely well, and has special unrivaled style, very agile hands as well!
The greatest violinist I have seen. Awesome is not enough to describe him...
The best of modern times
The very best violinist in the worldV 15 Comments
A naturally talented man who can fluently speak in 3 different languages and can sing and play the violin, occassionally dancing as well. Soothing and emotional music is what this artist creates.
I am surprised Gil Shaham was not mentioned earlier in this list. My wife and my daughters think he is the absolute best. Myself, I have to say I like him a lot also, but I am not sure I would place him above Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hilary Hahn or David Oistrakh.
The most musical violinist I've ever heard. Matchless in her sensitivity, passion and imagination, she does every piece she plays justice and more.
She is second to no one, in terms of her passion to violin.
She's my childhood hero. She is so great.V 2 Comments
Isaac Stern is the best his solo for Fiddler on the roof is incredible and unbeatable. Never heard anyone play as good as him. He should be at the top.
As far as I'm concerned I think that Issac Stern is the greatest violinist ever. For his incredible speed experience
Style and passion. Only need to listen to the fiddler on the roof solo and you will be taken by this wonderful violinist.
Isaac Stern's tone, technique and interpretation brings him to the very top of ratings
I think Issac Stern was the only one who technical ability for speed and clear notes are so underrated.
A master on the Mendelssohn, every note is crystal clear and the the speed is totally awesome. His passion for the Tchaikovsky makes me well up every time I hear it. Please include him at the top of list.
Lindsey is currently THE best violinist because she has inspired an entire new generation into loving the violin. She may not be technically even near the top, but her passion and love of her instrument are undeniable. I would go so ar as to say, in the future their will be more violinists who got their start by listening to Lindsey than from all the other sources, combined.
I would agree, she is amazing and loves what she does, also she is young so that is good for her, and I also like the fact that she listens to her fans. Also at the end of her videos if someone was in it she gives them credit, which is rare nowadays because almost all the bands now just want credit for what they did, musicians started becoming selfless, but Lindsey Sterling does not do that, so this should put her up top
She is a true inspiration. She listens to her fans. Has awesome violin skills and her music videos show a lot of creativity in them. She has great moral values.
Lindsey is the best, why she's not in top ten?V 44 Comments
You don't have an idea about violin if you don't know Maxim Vengerov. He is the most known violinist alive as a master of violin on earth.
One word. Love. He loves violin and he loves putting the emotion and he loves performing for the people.
The emotion he plays music is just amazing. Nobody can compare the emotion and quality of sound Maxim Vengerov uses. He's just so amazing.
This Guy should be in the top 5 of all time, with heifetz,
and joshua bell should be below vengarov, joshua is a blagger, with popular tunes only.. Bell must be getting votes from hormonal young girls.
He is also a very good piano player and guitar player
All kind of emotions you feel he gives as with his violin performance. His two Cadenzas for Beethoven Op. 61 are very famous.
Powerful delivery of the music ideas and unique performance style set Boyd apart from other rock violinists. His solos truly boost the energy of the band and astonish the audience of hundreds of thousands.
What he brings to the band is amazing. He has so much energy. He can really make the music come alive!
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