National Violin Day - December 13
Tue, Dec 13, 2022

National Violin Day

National Violin Day is dedicated to a wonderful musical instrument that can touch a person to the very soul, excite the hidden corners of the heart and make you listen again to amazing melodies. Yes, she does not lack sophistication – it is no coincidence that the violin takes the leading role in the orchestra!


Scientists believe that the violin appeared in the 16th century in Italy. Unfortunately, we cannot touch the instruments of that time – they simply have not been preserved. Researchers studied the possibility of its existence in texts and paintings. Here, the instrument received its usual appearance. Gasparo da Salo, one of the founders of violin making craftsmanship, raised the production to a high level!

Surprisingly, the violin was originally attributed to street musicians. At that time, people did not imagine that the time would come, and the instrument would gain popularity among the nobility, conquer the whole world and deserve its National Day. In 1560, French craftsmen were given a large order for the manufacture of 24 instruments. It turned out that the customer was the French king Charles. One of the violins has survived to this day and is the oldest on the planet.

Interesting facts

It is noteworthy that:

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

How to celebrate

Listen to enchanting music – it’s the perfect way to celebrate National Violin Day! Watch movies featuring the instrument. Congratulate the musicians involved in the holiday, share your emotions while listening to them. Sign up for master classes and learn how to perform etudes and sonatas!

When is National Violin Day celebrated in 2022?

National Violin Day is observed on December 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday December 13 2022
Wednesday December 13 2023
Friday December 13 2024
Saturday December 13 2025
Sunday December 13 2026

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