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best violin pieces ever

These are factually the 17 best violin pieces in existence

worst things about playing the violin

The 10 worst things about playing the violin

Ukrainian soldier plays violin solo to his military colleagues

Ukraine soldier brings military barracks to rapt silence with solo violin national anthem

Ukrainian violinist Illia Bondarenko is joined by violinists from 29 countries

94 violinists play alongside young Ukrainian soloist stuck inside a bomb shelter

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Violinist plays in a Ukraine bunker

Ukrainian violinist plays to her bomb shelter in moving and powerful footage

Pop singer Malika Ayane and violinist Giovanni Andrea Zanon

Violinist duets with vocalist at Olympics closing ceremony for unique take on Italy’s national anthem

Decomposing violin

Violin decomposes as it is ‘eaten’ by a mushroom in a one-year timelapse

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Best Tchaikovsky works: 10 of the composer’s best musical masterpieces

Vegan violin replaces animal parts with wild berries and local spring water

‘World’s first’ vegan violin replaces animal hide glue with wild berries

Great explorer immortalised as his old floorboards are made into a unique violin

Great explorer immortalised as his old floorboards are made into a unique violin

International prize-winning soloist, Alexandra Conunova

Outrage as Moldovan authorities fail to return violinist’s €2 million Guadagnini confiscated at airport

Clean Bandit at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball

The chart-topping pop stars making classical strings the star of the show

Jesus Peralta makes the violins out of recycled materials

Violinist in Peru makes instruments from recycled rubbish for children to play

Tiny Violin steals the show on Got Talent España

A tiny, 4-inch violin leaves Spain’s Got Talent viewers spellbound

Ray Chen breaks a violin string during Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, handles it like a boss

Violinist Ray Chen snapped a string mid-Tchaikovsky concerto, and handled it like a boss

Karolina Protsenko performs Einaudi

13-year-old violinist performs stunning Ludovico Einaudi duet with her mother

Violin virtuoso plays iconic Super Mario Bros sound effects with startling accuracy

Violin virtuoso plays iconic Super Mario Bros sound effects with startling accuracy

Violinist spots new neighbours having a lockdown wedding, walks into the road to serenade them

Violinist spots new neighbours having a lockdown wedding, walks into the road to serenade them