Left - Handed Violinists
Left - Handed Violinists Left-handed violins do exist, but their use is rare. Reversing the bowing on a violin would cause unnecessary problems when performing with an orchestra. The instrument would angle differently from others, drawing unwanted visual attention, and the bow would always be traveling in the “wrong” direction, entering the space of nearby players. http://ow.ly/1wjs30j8RJV
In the world of rock, left-handed guitar players are common. But at symphonies, I have yet to see a left-handed violinist. Why? —Brad Bogar, Kirkland, Wash.Because, like pianists, almost all left-handed violinists learn to play the same instruments, and the same way, as right-handers, so lefties l...