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These are factually the 17 best violin pieces in existence

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The 10 worst things about playing the violin

Watch a sublime string quartet serenade Venetians with Vivaldi on a boat shaped like a violin

A sublime string quartet serenades Venice’s canals with Vivaldi, on a boat shaped like a violin

Violin-shaped boat parades near the Accademia Bridge in Venice, Italy.

A giant 12-metre violin boat just sailed through the canals of Venice

As Californians rush to escape wildfire, a man plays his violin to ease traffic jam stress

As Californians rush to escape wildfire, a solo violinist brings calm to traffic jam

Flight attendant tries to force violinist to check instrument into hold

Flight attendant tries to force violinist to check instrument into hold: ‘We don’t go with federal law’

Christian Li and Antonio Vivaldi

13-year-old virtuoso Christian Li becomes youngest ever violinist to record Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Hilarity as violinists prank unassuming house viewers with ‘Psycho’ music in shower

Hidden violinists startle unsuspecting house viewers with ‘Psycho’ music in shower

Dishwasher violin from @violintorture

Luthier puts violin in a dishwasher to prove a point, and there’s outrage

TikTok violinist duets with howling dog to create melancholic ‘doggo’s lament’

A TikTok violinist duetted with his howling dog, and created this melancholic masterpiece

Violinist plays joyous bluegrass while tap-dancing for delayed airport crowd

Tap-dancing violinist plays joyous bluegrass at airport, to lift spirits during delays

Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s Foundation announces special Baroque Virtual Sessions

Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s Foundation announces special Baroque Virtual Sessions

Saulo Dantas-Barreto

This Luthier paints masterpieces of art onto his violins and they’re so beautiful

Juilliard shuts down Pinchas Zukerman’s ‘offensive cultural stereotypes’ made during violin masterclass

Masterclass shut down by Juilliard school after top violinist uses ‘offensive cultural stereotypes’

Incredible footage shows young, one-handed girl playing violin with ingenious prosthetic device

Incredible footage shows young, one-handed girl playing violin with ingenious prosthetic device

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Violinist Randall Goosby: ‘It’s incredibly humbling for me to share these Black composers’ music’

Violinist Randall Goosby: ‘It’s incredibly humbling for me to share these Black composers’ music’

María Dueñas

18-year-old Spanish violinist María Dueñas takes top honours at the Menuhin Competition 2021

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Amid rocket fire, violinist plays poignant Brahms in a bomb shelter during Israel-Gaza conflict

Amid rocket fire, violinist plays poignant Brahms in a bomb shelter during Israel-Gaza conflict