Richest Violinists In The World

richest violinists in the world

Making a list of the richest violinists in the world was never an easy task. Countless hours of scouring over the web proved pretty futile (not entirely) as never had such a list been attempted before. Nevertheless, a list has been compiled and here’s to hoping it does justice for the handful number of violin enthusiasts!

1. Boyd Tinsler Net Worth : $50 million

Boyd Tinsler is the World’s Richest Violinist with a net worth of $50 million. He has accumulated most of his fortune by being a member of the popular Dave Matthews Band. The man bears a close resemblance to wrestler Booker T.

He is also talented with other instruments such as Electric Violin, Viola, Mandolin and the Guitar. Raised in a musical family, Boyd became a violinist by accident. When he signed up for an orchestra class in middle school, he thought he would be learning to play the guitar.

In 1991, Dave Matthews was so impressed by Boyd’s violin rendition on the song Tripping Balls that he told him to join the band. The rest is history.

2. Vanessa Mae Nicholson Net Worth : $45 million

No matter how good you are, there’s always an Asian kid better than you. Vanessa Mae Nicholson is the violinist who started putting professional violinists to shame while still a 10 year old kid.

She has a net worth of $45 million. The child prodigy made her professional debut at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany; she was only 10 years old that time.

When she was 13, she got her name in the Guinness World Records by becoming the first soloist to record the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky violin concerts. The woman also participated at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics representing Thailand in alpine skiing.

3. Andre Rieu Net Worth : $40 million

The man from Netherlands certainly has done a remarkable job of amassing fortune worth $40 million by playing the violin. Andre created the Johann Strauss Orchestra, renowned for turning classical and waltz music into global pop and rock music acts.

They are undoubtedly one of the best touring acts. Growing up, he took inspiration from his father who was a conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. He started playing the violin since age 5.

The man received his Premier Prix degree from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Andre has also made a guest appearance in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. He released an album titled Music of the Night in 2013.

4. Joshua Bell Net Worth : $15 million

Joshua Bell is another violinist who has created a name for himself in the highly competitive music industry. He has a net worth of $15 million and most of it were earned because of his other worldly performances with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

The man has been fortunate to work on numerous album recordings. He has also been behind the soundtracks of several movies such as Angels and Demons, Ladies in Lavendar and The Red Violin.

He has been playing the violin since age 4. Growing up, he also participated in a National Tennis Tournament aged 10. In order to learn more about the violin, he got enrolled to Jacobs School of Music.  

5. Laurie Anderson Net Worth : $2 million

Laurie Anderson has a net worth of $2 million. She has made her fortune as a violinist, experimental performance artist and a composer. She can play the keyboards as well as the violin.

When her single O Superman was released, it was met with a frenzied response and it reached no 2 on the UK Pop Charts. Besides music, Laurie has also tried her hand at acting and directing; her objective was fulfilled with the release of concert film Home of the Brave.

Laurie Anderson will be forever immortalised in the violin world for inventing the Tape-bow violin. Laurie replaced the traditional horsehair in the bow with a recorded magnetic tape. She further modified the violin by placing a magnetic tape head in the bridge.

6. David Garett Net Worth : $2 million

David Garett has a net worth of $2 million. He is a crossover violinist who has released several albums since 1995. The German born musician developed an interest in playing the violin as a 4 year old kid when his elder brother was given a violin by their father.

As a kid, he had already over achieved with the recording of 2 CDs and appearances on German and Dutch television. The man attended the esteemed Julliard School and even bagged the Composition Competition of Julliard School.

David has released over 14 albums in his career and even holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Fastest Violinist.

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