Tagged: Lindsey Stirling
July 30, 2015 at 2:21 am #4162July 30, 2015 at 8:48 am #4169
I like Itzhak Perlman, and Joshua Bell too. Still trying to decide who is my all time favorite female violinist. So far I like Anne-Sophie Mutter, yeah, and Hillary Hahn too.July 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm #4172July 31, 2015 at 10:33 am #4211
Thanks, Michael! I LOVE the Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.August 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm #4349
So many fine violinists… so few brain cells.
I would have to put qualifiers to that question.
Who is/are my favorite violin player(s) to watch as I listen to them?
1. Itzhak Perlman and Sarah Chang (tie)
Who is/are my favorite violin player(s) for listening only?
The answer to that question can only be answered on a piece by piece basis.
I like Hilary Hahn best playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Arthur Grumiaux on Bach’s 6 Sonata’s and Partitas, Julia Fischer on Paganini’s 24 Caprices… I could go on, but… No!
So now that I’ve had time to sort it out a bit… It’s a tie between (using all qualifiers) Sarah Chang, Itzhak Perlman and Nicola Benedetti.
Why did you ask a tough question like this? I like ’em all… I don’t really have a favorite.August 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm #4372
There are so many great classical pieces played by wonderful composers. I had trouble choosing a favorite as well!August 24, 2015 at 4:16 am #4729
Alasdair Fraser has got to be my all-time favorite Celtic-style fiddler. (And Natalie Haas is my favorite Celtic-style cellist… big shock, right? 😀 ) As far as Old-Time/Bluegrass/Canadian fiddling… wow, it’s hard to pick. I’ve heard a lot of really great players, since my family goes to fiddle competitions all the time. Matt Hartz and Calvin Vollrath sure are amazing.December 13, 2015 at 3:24 am #7192
Omg!!! I was able to see Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas perform. It was so wonderful!! I had the shivers!
Some of my favorite violinists are Rachael Barton-Pine, Hillary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Pearlman… all the usual greats!December 13, 2015 at 5:07 am #7212
John Henry AdamsParticipant
My favorite fiddler is Johnny Gimble and my favorite violinist is Itzhak Perlman.December 13, 2015 at 6:09 am #7239
Three Chord MonteParticipant
I would have to say my absolute is Stephane Grapelli, who played violin with Django Rheinhardt in the Hot Club of France Gypsy Jazz Band.