Instrument Family



Treble Clef

Modern Instrument Invented

Early to Mid-1500s

Fun Facts

  • The violin is the smallest and highest pitched instrument in the string family.
  • There are more violins in an orchestra than any other instrument.
  • The violin is made of wood and played with a bow made out of horse hair!
  • The violin is sometimes referred to as a ‘Fiddle.’

Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Violin

Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Watch Columbus Symphony Concertmaster Joanna Frankel introduce the violin!

Hear Columbus Symphony Associate Concertmaster Leonid Polonsky play an orchestral excerpt!

Hear Columbus Symphony Violinist Tatiana Hanna play an orchestral excerpt!

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