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Which violinists inspire me?
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lenasv.
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Which violinists inspire you? I start my list:

Fiddlerman

Jascha Heifetz

Ruggiero Ricci

Yehudi Menuhin

Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri Quartet)

Kopelman from Borodin Quartet

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Pierre Holstein(Fiddlerman) -  No Shoulder rest

Sue son

Henry Lau

Bond 

David Garret - No Chinrest

 

I love them all! 

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Fiddlerman
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You guys are so nice for including me on your list 🙂

Interesting that you should have Ruggiero Ricci on yours Lena. I studied with his brothers best friend and met him a few times when they were playing chamber music. Ruggiero's brother, George Ricci was actually a great cellist and passed away a couple of years ago. My former teacher, Thomas Tsaggaris told me stories of how Ruggiero Ricci would spend the night and after he had been practicing violin all day Tom would go to bed while Ruggiero was still practicing and wake up in the middle of the night hearing Ruggiero still going at it.

According to Tsaggaris, at Juilliard, a colleague played 12 Paganini Caprices at a recital and that upset Ruggiero who had a recital coming up in a couple of weeks. He practiced day and night and then had to prove himself by playing all 24.Laugh

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In any order:

 

Paul Dateh

Jason Yang

Ben Lee/Linzi Stoppard

David Garrett

Pierre Holstein

Roque Valmoria

Miracle Romano

 

😀 Last two are from the Ph's Laugh

 

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rotex13 said:

Pierre Holstein(Fiddlerman) -  No Shoulder rest

Sue son

Henry Lau

Bond 

David Garret - No Chinrest

 

I love them all! 

OMG! I forgot Paul Dateh and David Choi!

@daniel: Do I really inspires you? I never expect that, btw thanks.Laugh

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You made me want to pick up my violin again XD if that's not inspiration, then what is? LOL

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Daniel said:

You made me want to pick up my violin again XD if that's not inspiration, then what is? LOL

Really? and what's the reason why you stopped learning violin  then? 

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Did I say I stopped? Sorry, I meant pick it up with renewed energy 😀

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Daniel said:

Did I say I stopped? Sorry, I meant pick it up with renewed energy 😀

Sorry, "nalibat ko" xD

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afro I saw Eliza Carthy at womad, she is an Irish Folk violinst.  She blew me away.  She has an incredible presence and she is a joy to see.violin

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Here is one in a series of documentaries following Eliza Carthy and her journey through past present and future British Folk Music.

 

When I saw her at Womad she didn't sing, she just played with heart and soul.  I didn't realize she also sang as part of her performance. 

 

afro If you like folk music you may find this interesting.smile

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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.violin

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Cool, Do you use Runkeeper too? I enjoy running much more since I discovered this app.

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Hi All, new to this blog and site. What a great topic for my first post!

 

I would have to say Mark O'Connor inspires me b/c he is a master of all genre:

not only classical, but bluegrass, celtic and jazz!

 

Followed by Natalie MacMaster who not only plays a mean Cape Breton style of fiddling, but does it while dancing AND pregnant to boot!

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afro

http://www.peterknight.net/

 

I saw Peter at the Fairfield Hall in Croydon South London UK when he performed at the Steeleye Span reunion concert.  I took my 18 year old daughter with me and she absolutely adored every minute of the show.  

Peter can make his violin sing sweet soul, and rock like a Strat.

His performance was both moving and captivating. Really awesome melodies.

Subsequently Peter and I became friends on facebook. cheerleaderviolin 

Check him out. 

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Fiddlerman said:

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.violin

afro Always a pleasure Pierre. cheers

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I have many violinists who inspire me, but I am partial to rock music.  I grew up in a metal loving family.  My father and uncles are all in metal bands. 

My inspirations in violin are:

Antonio Pontarelli

Aaron Meyer

Mark Woods

Asha Mevlana

Fiddlerman

jimi-hendrix

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Have to include Michael Cleveland but one unknown fiddler really left a mark on me.  He was a roving fiddler at an Ag fair.  He could play anything and he was good.  But mostly I remember watching him.  I wanted to check out his moves.  He almost had no moves.  He was totally relaxed with a minimum of motion even at full speed.  A picture of total economy.

I think of him all the time when I am in the midst of contortions with my violin.

coffee2 (Lady below not the roving fiddler but real "cool" anyhow.  Under control!

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The one and only.

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Fiddlerman and Tracy Silverman inspire me (I'm on the hunt for a six string violin) I like to rock and love classical too!

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