I figured a listing of some of the world's foremost violinists might prove useful since these are the artists without whom there would be no violin industry. A partial list follows, but I should point out that (1) the list includes prominent orchestral players, (2) the list is arbitrary and, (3) some of these players may already be dead:

A-E: Nathan Abas, Salvatore Accardo, Joseph Achron, Elizabeth Adkins, Ruben Aharonian, Angella Ahn, Philippe Aiche, Victor Aitay, Jermolai Albiker, Lucas Aleman, Natalia Alenitsyna, Sanford Allen, Khachatur Almazian, Frank Almond, Korbinian Altenberger, Christian Altenburger, Julian Altman, Gene Alvillar, Francesca Anderegg, Janine Andrade, Felix Andrievsky, Brenda Anna, Adele Anthony, Gilles Apap, Matthieu Arama, Theodore Arm, Richard Arnold, Cecylia Arzewski, Michele Auclair, Maja Avramovic, Felix Ayo, Oskar Back, Aleva Baeva, Lidia Baich, Janet Bailey, Israel Baker, Frederic Balazs, David Ballesteros, Volodja Balzalorsky, Alexander Barantschik, Kristof Barati, Orlando Barera, Dale Barltrop, Elisa Barston, Rachel Barton, Glenn Basham, Lisa Batiashvili, Remy Baudet, Hans Becker, Julia Becker, David Beigelman, Nina Beilina, Benjamin Beilman, Corina Belcea, Boris Belenky, Monte Belknap, Joshua Bell, Arnold Belnick, Andrew Benac, Max Bendix, Nicola Benedetti, Jennifer Bennett, Margareta Benkova, Rudolf Berger, Yehonatan Berick, Dmitry Berlinsky, Claire Bernard, Vera Beths, Zoe Beyers, Anna Liisa Bezrodny, Igor Bezrodny, Fabio Biondi, Marat Bisengaliev, Kolja Blacher, Lola Bobesco, Efim Boico, Emmanuelle Boisvert, Remo Bolognini, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Hakan Borjeson, Emanuel Borok, Lorenza Borrani, Hugues Borsarello, Sean Bradley, Norbert Brainin, Yovanovitch Bratza, Robin Braun, Guy Braunstein, Iso Briselli, Federico Brito, Raphael Bronstein, Iona Brown, Anshel Brusilow, Stephen Bryant, Richard Burgin, Adolf Busch, Guila Bustabo, James Buswell, Enrico Cacciato, Caterina Calgano, Caroline Campbell, Alfredo Campoli, Roberto Cani, Serena Canin, Stuart Canin, Lucien Capet, Renaud Capucon, Madeleine Carabo, Andres Cardenes, Giovanni Cardillo, Giuliano Carmignola, Jonathan Carney, Beatrice Carelle, Peter Carter, Sebastian Casteanu, Charles Castleman, Corey Cerovsek, Martin Chalifour, Sarah Chang, Francis Chaplin, Vivien Chartres, Stephanie Chase, Chee-Yun, Robert Chen, Ray Chen, Irina Chepizhnaya, Bernard Chevalier, Marina Chiche, Daniel Ching, Claudia Chudacoff, Kyung Wha Chung, Lenuta Ciulei, James Clark, Franz Clement, Raymond Cohen, Nathan Cole, Micaela Comberti, Manuel Compinsky, Cora Cooper, Steven Copes, Catherine Cosbey, David Coucheron, Amaury Coeyfaux, Yukari Couisineau, Joshua Coyne, Nichola Crosa, Jonathan Crow, Miranda Cuckson, Jennifer Curtis, James Czeiner, Richard Czerwonky, Lucy van Dael, Matan Dagan, Emily Daggett, John Dalley, Carlos Damas, Sarah Darling, Elmira Darvarova, Roland Daugareil, Wolfgang David, Michael Davis, Andrew Dawes, Cussy De Almeida, Francesco De Angelis, Adam DeGraff, Magdalena De Kersabiec, Dorothy DeLay, Ellen De Pasquale, Zach De Pue, Mandhira De Saram, Robin Braun De Sierra, Catalin Desaga, Philippe Descamps, Christine Dethier, Edouard Dethier, Frederic D'Ursel, Lindsay Deutsch, Gioconda DeVito, Gabriela Diaz, Glenn Dicterow, Augusto Diemecke, Doren Dinglinger, Charles Dobias, Erika Dobosiewicz, Ilya Dobrovitsky, Aisha Dossumova, Marilyn Doty, Leila Doubleday, Shana Douglas, Netanel Draiblate, Franz Drdla, Eugene Drucker, Rafael Druian, Alexandre Dubach, Augustin Dumay, Isabelle Durin, Edward Dusinberre, Lorraine Du Val, Christiane Edinger, Marjorie Edwards, James Ehnes, Paul Einstein, Karen Eley, Mischa Elman, Evgenia Epshtein, Vesko Eschkenazy, Ralph Evans.  

F-L: Eduardo Fabini, Timothy Fain, Hector Falcon, Luca Fanfoni, Isabelle Faust, Maxim Fedotov, Victor Feldbrill, Michael Fernandez, Christian Ferras, Mauro Lopes Ferreira, Peter Ferreira, Liza Ferschtman, Mark Fewer, Joan Field, Rachel Field, Julia Fischer, Scott Flavin, Jorja Fleezanis, Carl Flesch, Eugene Fodor, Annar Folleso, Ann Fontanella, Zino Francescatti, Vilde Frang, Pamela Frank, Joanna Frankel, Nahan Franko, Sam Franko, Timoti Fregni, Cynthia Freivogel, Erick Friedman, Rodney Friend, Roger Frisch, Joseph Fuchs, Mayumi Fujikawa, Angela Fuller, Ivan Galamian, Simin Ganatra, Michael Gantvarg, Angel Garcia, Jose Luis Garcia, Thomas Garcia, David Garrett, Enrico Gatti, Lorenzo Gatto, Jody Gatwood, Ilmar Gavilan, Pierre Gavinies, Lev Gelbard, Sarah Geller, Theodora Geraets, Karen Gerbrecht, Andre Gertler, Laurence Gibson, Elizabeth Gilels, Peter Gillmayr, Alexander Gilman, Bronislaw Gimpel, Ivry Gitlis, Thelma Given, Shirley Givens, Matan Givol, Carroll Glenn, Vadim Gluzman, Raymond Gniewek, Celeste Golden, Miles Golding, Michael Goldman, Karen Gomyo, Ruben Gonzales, Eugene Goosens, Alexei Gorokhov, Ryu Goto, Midori Gotoh, Thomas Gould, Caroline Goulding, Eduard Grach, Lisa Grodin, Philippe Graffin, Salvatore Greco, David Grimal, Ilya Gringolts, Eric Grossman, Ilya Grubert, Eva Gruesser, Arthur Grumiaux, Daniel Guilet, Franco Gulli, Egor Gzechishnikov, Lia Hakopova, Augustin Hadelich, Betty Hagen, Lukas Hagen, Viviane Hagner, Hilary Hahn, David Halen, Eric Halen, Kelly Hall, Marie Hall, Chloe Hanslip, Cecilia Hansen, Alice Harnoncourt, Randal Harrison, Sidney Harth, Arthur Hartmann, Josef Hassid, Gustav Havemann, Andrew Haveron, Marjorie Hayward, Jascha Heifetz, Willy Hess, Jonathan Hill, Philippe Hirshorn, Hans Peter Hofmann, Michala Hoj, Ludwig Holcman, Franziska Holscher, Latica Honda, Jules Hone, Soo Jin Hong, Sabrina Hopcker, Daniel Hope, Lei Hou, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Frank Houser, Bin Huang, Sirena Huang, Vaclav Hudecek, Bronislaw Huberman, Monica Huggett, Katherine Hughes, Tami Hughes, Edwin Huizinga, Sydney Humphreys, Yumi Hwang, Alina Ibragimova, Anja Ignatius, Julia Igonina, Kikuei Ikeda, Pavel Ilyashov, Eva Ingolf, Judith Ingolfsson, Liana Isakadze, Kanako Ito, Yossif Ivanov, Stefan Jackiw, Laurence Jackson, Leonora Jackson, Andreas Janke, Aaron Janse, Janine Jansen, Frantz Jehin, Dylana Jenson, Gareth Johnson, Leila Josefowicz, Chantal Juillet, Paul Julian, Hans Kalafusz, Ilya Kaler, Olga Kaler, Yuri Kalnits, Mayuko Kamio, Suna Kan, Gerhard Kander, Clara Kang, Judy Kang, Juliette Kang, Stuart Kanin, Jean Kantorow, Lewis Kaplan, Mark Kaplan, Anna Karkowska, Michael Karlson, Abigail Karr, Myron Kartman, Daishin Kashimoto, Louis Kaufman, Maurice Kaufman, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Leonidas Kavakos, Tamaki Kawakubo, Erin Keefe, Barnabas Kelemen, Nigel Kennedy, Morry Kernerman, Alexander Kerr, Isabelle van Keulen, Misha Keylin, Sergey Khachatryan, Elena Kharitonova, Anastasia Khitruk, Tang Tee Khoon, Chin Kim, Dami Kim, David Kim, Michelle Kim, Olga Kivaeva, Paul Kletzki,  Raymond Kobler, Raya Kodesh, Nicolas Koeckert, Rudolf Koelman, Dmitri Kogan, Leonid Kogan, Jennifer Koh, Elissa Koljonen, Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Laurent Korcia, Berent Korfker, Sasha Korobkina, Andrei Korsakov, Natasha Korsakova, Olga Kotova, Henning Kraggerud, Manfredo Kraemer, Leopold Kramer, Julia Krasko, Louis Krasner, Adam Krass, Carrie Krause, Hermann Krebbers, Fritz Kreisler, Gidon Kremer, Sreten Krstic, Oleh Krysa, Jan Kubelik, Rainer Kuehl, Sigiswald Kuijken, Patricia Kujawska, Georg Kulenkampff, Daniel Kurganov, Boris Kuniev, Boris Kuschnir, Rainer Kussmaul, Yevgeny Kutik, Sarah Kwak, Helen Kwalwasser, Sarita Kwok, Joan Kwuon, Min-Jin Kym, Katherine Kyme, Fredell Lack, Edouard Lalo, Simone Lamska, Simone Lamsma, Jerome Landsman, Jaime Laredo, Sascha Lasserson, Maria Larionoff, Isidor Lateiner, Alfiya Latypova, Shirly Laub, Carmine Lauri, Wei-Wei Le, Jean Marie Leclair, Rachel Lee, Sang Lee, Shannon Lee, Timothy Lees, Geza Legocky, Michelangelo Lentini, Eva Leon, Elina Lev, Nannette Levi, Sergei Levitin, Christiana Liberis, Charles Libove, Jack Liebeck, Natalia Likhopoi, Kyung-Won Lim, Cho-Liang Lin, Tasmin Little, Bing Liu, Miranda Liu, Josephine Lobinstein, Pietro Locatelli, Maddalena Lombardini, Alfonso Lopez, Miklos Lorsi, Isidor Lotto, Malcolm Lowe, Sergiu Luca, Michael Ludwig, Kaija Lukas, Calin Lupano, Mark Lupin, Eleonora Lutsky, Wanda Luzzato 

M-R: Maud MacCarthy, Kalina Macuta, David Madison, Nicolai Madoyev, Regino Madrid, Klaus Maetzl, Paul Makanowitzky, Ara Malikian, Bracha Malkin, Jeanne Mallow, Melina Mandozzi, Robert Mann, Andrew Manze, Luca Mares, Mateja Marinkovic, Desislava Marinova, Albert Markov, Alexander Markov, Elliot Markow, Ruxandra Marquardt, Wolfgang Marschner, Henri Marteau, Neville Marriner, Mihaela Martin, Robert Martin, Johanna Martzy, Anthony Marwood, Joseph Lambert Massart, Ralph Matson, Petri Mattson, Edouard Matzener, David McCallum, David McCarroll, Sarah McElravy, Yuri Medianik, Zaven Melikian, Tymur Melnyk, Isolde Menges, Yehudi Menuhin, Joseph Meyer, Anne Akiko Meyers, Roberto Michelucci, Stefan Milenkovich, Nathan Milstein, Shlomo Mintz, Mischa Mischakoff, Priya Mitchell, Phillip Mittel, Steven Moeckel, Stefano Montanari, Alma Moodie, Barennie Moon, Carla Moore, Lydia Mordkovitch, Erica Morini, Victoria Mullova, Jeffrey Multer, Irina Muresanu, Anne Sophie Mutter, David Nadien, Setsuko Nagata, Wilma Neruda, Diana Netchaeva, Erno Neufeld, Maria Neuss, Ginette Neveu, Carl Nielsen, Piotr Nikiforoff, Kurt Nikkanen, Gordan Nikolitch, Tonko Ninic, Takako Nishizaki, Siegmund Nissel, Domenico Nordio, Robert Notkoff, Geoff Nuttall, Ben Odhner, Ricardo Odnoposoff, Mark O'Connor, David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh, Valery Oistrakh, Anna Okunev, Raphael Oleg, Julian Olevsky, Elmar Oliveira, Theo Olof, Enrico Onofri, Eugene Ormandy, Emily Osinski, Sergey Ostrovsky, Joseph Pach, Nurit Pacht, Rowland Pack, Manrico Padovani, Michaela Paetsch, Ruth Palmer, Erkki Palola, Susie Park, Kathleen Parlow, James Pataki, Gyorgy Pauk, Marek Pavelec, Elisa Pegreffi, Adela Pena, John Pennington, Myvanwy Penny, Itzhak Perlman, Keith Perreur, Louis Persinger, Mark Peskanov, Anna Petrova, Liya Petrova, Alexander Petschnikoff, Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, Anna Phoebe, Gunter Pichler, Johanna Pichlmair, Christine Pichlmeir, Igor Pikaysen, Elizabeth Pitcairn, Rachel Podger, Alina Pogostkina, Anton Polezhayev, Miron Polyakin, Leonard Posner, Hristo Popov, Adriene Post, Jean Pougnet, Maud Powell, Andrej Power, Dorotha Powers, Hubert Pralitz, Sarah Pratt, Albert Pratz, William Preucil, Vasa Prihoda, Liviu Prunaru, William Pu, Simon Pullman, Rodrigo Puskas, Anastasia Pylatyuk, Riele Queling, Philip Quint, Annie Rabbat, Michael Rabin, Anna Rabinova, Sophie Rachim, Julian Rachlin, Peter Rainer, Sabina Rakcheyeva, Manuel Ramos, Angus Ramsay, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Helena Rathbone, Henry Raudales, Jonathan Rees, Jesus Reina, Roman Reiner, Ossy Renardi, Vadim Repin, Yuri Revich, Gerardo Ribeiro, Ruggiero Ricci, Scarlet Rivera, Lucie Robert, Nate Robinson, Aaron Rosand, Alma Rose, Arnold Rose, Linda Rose, Irvin Rosen, Adolf Rosenbecker, Michael Rosenker, Linda Rosenthal, Daniel Rowland, David Rubinoff, Peter Rybar

 S-Z: Irma Saenger, Julia Sakharova, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, David Salness, Emanuel Salvador, Konstantin Saradzhev, Eugene Sarbu, Peter Sargent, David Sarti, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Emile Sauret, Attilla Sautov, Bastian Schafer, Giora Schmidt, David Schneider, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Pieter Schoeman, Clara Schranz, Karoly Schranz, Julius Schulman, Gerhard Schulz, Erik Schumann, Dora Schwartzberg, Robin Scott, Lynnette Seah, Toscha Seidel, Midori Seiler, Berl Senofsky, Ann Setzer, Philip Setzer, Otakar Sevcik, Adelya Shagidullina, Gil Shaham, Hagai Shaham, Karen Shakhgaldyan, Ittai Shapira, Julian Shevlin, Barry Shiffman, Lisa Shihoten, Hyun-Su Shin, Stephen Shipps, Zoria Shikhmurzayeva, Nelli Shkolnikova, Sayaka Shoji, Abram Shtern, Morris Shulik, Oscar Shumsky, Calvin Sieb, Kinneret Sieradzki, Geoffrey Silver, Joseph Silverstein, Moni Simeonov, Marijn Simons, Mikhail Simonyan, Roman Simovic, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Julian Sitkovetsky, Sasha Sitkovetsky, Baiba Skride, Alexander Skwortsow, Felix Slatkin, Joel Smirnoff, Tamara Smirnova, Caeli Smith, Maureen Smith, Stuff Smith, Semyon Snitkovsky, Robert Soetens, Livia Sohn, Miriam Solovieff, Liesel Soley, Beverly Somach, Giovanni Batista Somis, Maurice Sons, Andrew Sords, Denise Soriano, Evgeny Sorkin, Frantisek Soucek, Alexandra Soumm, Eddie South, Josef Spacek, Nils-Erik Sparf, Alexander Spivak, Vladimir Spivakov, Tossy Spivakovsky, Daniel Stabrawa, Simon Standage, Sheryl Staples, Steven Staryk, Eva Stegeman, Arabella Steinbacher, Mark Steinberg, Diana Steiner, Oliver Steiner, Arnold Steinhardt, Kate Stenberg, Joseph Stepansky, Isaac Stern, Louis Stevens, Malcolm Stewart, Lara St John, Megumi Stohs, Razvan Stoica, Petar Stojanovic, Leopold Stokowski, Jonathan Stone, Emmy Storms, Max Strub, Josef Suk, Harold Sumberg, Kyung Sun, Grace Sutherland, Akiko Suwanai, Christian Svarfvar, Evgeny Sviridov, Joseph Swensen, Joseph Sylvan, Vilmos Szabadi, Antal Szalai, Miklos Szenteli, Henryk Szeryng, Joseph Szigeti, Radoslaw Szulc, Emin Tagiev, Eduard Tak,  Kyoko Takezawa, Stefan Tarara, Gerhard Taschner, Andrew Kohji Taylor, David Taylor, Christian Tetzlaff, Jeff Thayer, Jacques Thibaud, Sally Thomas, Theodore Thomas, Curt Thompson, Richard Tognetti, Ertan Torgul, Yan-Paul Tortelier, Mauro Tortorelli, Roman Totenberg, Victor Tretiakov, Kirill Troussov, Irmina Trynkos, Anahit Tsitsikian, Caitlin Tully, Eleonora Turovsky, Uto Ughi, Eugene Ugorski, Aysen Ulucan, Elena Urioste, Vyacheslav Uritsky, Camilla Urso, Elina Vahala, Michael Vaiman, Mary VanOsdale, Tigran Vardanyan, Lenore Vardi, Adrian Varela, Tibor Varga, Sandor Vegh, Alexander Velinson, Maxim Vengerov, Emmy Verhey, Pavel Vernikov, Francesca Vicari, Raoul Vidas, Rodolfo Vieira, Zino Vinnikov, Robert Virovai, Piroska Vitarius, Kai Vogler, Ion Voicu, Edith Volckaert, Olena Vrublevska, Robert Waechter, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Andrew Wan, Reiko Watanabe, Julia Wedman, Josh Weilerstein, Sidney Weiss, Davina van Wely, Karolina Weltrowska, Charles Wetherbee, Roderick White, Camilla Wicks, Eric Wicks, Elizabeth Wilcock, Wanda Wilkomirska, Elizabeth Woo, Ethan Wood, Jasper Wood, Eduard Wulfson, Eric Wyrick, Yang Xu, Abram Yampolsky, Tianwa Yang, Manuela Yanke, Yuri Yankelevich, Toru Yasunaga, Tuncay Yilmaz, David Yonan, Scott Yoo, Eugene Ysaye, Chee-Yun, Joe Zee, Thomas Zehetmair, Erica Zentner, Wang Zhijiong, Isaak Zhuk, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Yulia Ziskel, Alison Zlotow, Nicolaj Znaider, Itamar Zorman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jaap van Zweden

For more comprehensive and informative lists, see the following websites: Actually, this is the most comprehensive list there is on the web; however, if you enter a name in the search box below, you will be directed to webpages or detalied articles and reviews of the artists, if such exist. Micro biographies of about 250 of these players are at my blog. Just google the word pronetoviolins and it will take you there. My contact email (for now) is pronetoviolins@gmail.com

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