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    Michael Sanchez
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    Personally I’m a big Mark O’Connor fan on the fiddle side, and Joshua Bell on the violin side. Who’s your favorite?

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    Yinmui
    Participant

    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.

    #4172 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    I absolutely love Hillary Hahn. Here is one of my favorite performances.

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    Yinmui
    Participant

    Thanks, Michael! I LOVE the Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

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    William Bickerstaff
    Participant

    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.

    #4372 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    There are so many great classical pieces played by wonderful composers. I had trouble choosing a favorite as well!

    #4729 Reply

    Mackenzie Alldrin
    Participant

    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.

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    WonkyViolin
    Participant

    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!

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    John Henry Adams
    Participant

    My favorite fiddler is Johnny Gimble and my favorite violinist is Itzhak Perlman.

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    Three Chord Monte
    Participant

    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.

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