Global violin traditions and styles

The violin is the “king of instruments” and is present in many world music traditions. Also known as fiddle, vitula, keman, hegedu, violine, it is used in the traditional music of Egypt, Turkey, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, folk music traditions of U.S.A., Albania, Armenia, Russia, Hungary, Moldova, Canada, in gypsy music, Jazz music and in the classical music traditions of Europe, India, Morocco, North Africa, the Middle-East and Central Asia.