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Jump to Early makers - The violin, viola, and cello were first made in the early 16th century, in Italy. The earliest evidence for their existence is in paintings by Gaudenzio Ferrari from the 1530s, though Ferrari's instruments had only three strings.. The violin, sometimes known as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. ... The violin was first known in 16th-century Italy, with some further .... Who made the first violin? The oldest existing violin, built by Andrea Amati. Compared to its ancestors, the violin is in a class by itself in terms of completeness.. Jan 22, 2019 - Strummed, plucked, or bowed, violins had been making music for centuries ... Italian musical masters took the violin from fiddle to first chair .... It is thought that the first violin to have four strings and closely resemble the modern violin was built by Italian Andrea Amati in 1555. The violin became very popular and the King of France at the time, Charles IX, had Amati build him 24 violins.. It is thought that perhaps Andrea Amati did not create the first modern violin, and that it was instead created in Brescia earlier in the 16th century. One thing we .... Jun 21, 2016 - Although the exact origins of the very first violin are debated, scholars agree on the 'roundabout' roots concerning the violin's conception.. (music) The lead or primary violin role in an orchestra or other ensemble, or in a ... The first violin role is played by a first violinist, typically the best violinist in the .... The violin, by all accounts, originates in Northern Italy during the first half of the 16th century. But the "inventor" is unknown and will remain open to discussion.