My favorite violinist is Sean Mackin from the band Yellowcard. Probably an odd choice from a 50 year old but I have never been a huge fan of classical music. I do love certain classical pieces but I do not listen to it regularly. I had the opportunity to meet Sean a few years ago and he is such a kind and encouraging musician. We need more violin players like Sean and Lindsey Sterling to show young folks how “cool” the violin can be.