National Violin Day - December 13
Wed, Dec 13, 2023

National Violin Day

National Violin Day is dedicated to the wonderful musical instrument that has the power to touch a person’s soul, excite the hidden corners of the heart and make you listen to amazing melodies. It is no coincidence that the violin is the leader of the orchestra!


Scientists believe that the violin originated in Italy in the 16th century. Sadly, none of the instruments from that time have been preserved, but researchers have studied the possibility of its existence by studying texts and paintings. It was then that the instrument received its standard form. Gasparo da Salo, one of the leading craftsmen in violin making, helped raise the production to a very high level.

Surprisingly, the violin was originally associated with street musicians. No one could have imagined that the instrument would become so popular among the nobility and conquer the world. In 1560, French craftsmen were given a large order for the production of 24 instruments. It turned out that the customer was the French king Charles. One of these violins has survived to this day and is now the oldest on the planet.

Interesting facts

  • The most popular violin makers are Stradivari and Guarneri.
  • The sound of the violin is often compared to the human voice due to its strong emotional impact.
  • Arcangelo Corelli is the founder of the artistic game.
  • The most expensive violin was sold at an auction in Chicago in 2010 for $18 million.
  • While playing the violin, a person loses approximately 170 calories per hour.
  • The smallest violin has a length of 1 cm and was made by a master from China. It took him 7 years to complete the work.

How to take part

A great way to celebrate National Violin Day is to listen to enchanting music! You can also watch movies featuring the instrument, congratulate the musicians involved in the holiday, share your emotions while listening to them, and join master classes to learn how to play etudes and sonatas.

When is National Violin Day celebrated in 2023?

National Violin Day is observed on December 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday December 13 2023
Friday December 13 2024
Saturday December 13 2025
Sunday December 13 2026

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