Official Launch of The Violinists Library

July 24, 2023, 9:16 AM · Hi everyone,

I'm excited to announce the official launch of The Violinists Library, a free and comprehensive online resource for cataloging and exploring the vast world of violin repertoire. This website is dedicated to providing a centralised database of violin compositions from various genres and eras, making it easier for violinists, teachers, and music enthusiasts to discover and study pieces for the violin.

​Our catalogue features a wide range of repertoire, including concertos, etudes, orchestral excerpts, showpieces, solo works and more, all sorted into recommended difficulty levels so you can find something to play no matter what level you are.

Whether you're a beginner looking for a suitable piece to practice or an advanced violinist searching for a challenging concerto, The Violinists Library offers a wealth of options to explore.

Practice guides are edited scores available for purchase to assist you in your learning. They contain suggested bowings, dynamics, fingerings, phrasings, tempo & other helpful tips to help you play your best.

You can check us out at:

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July 24, 2023, 11:12 AM · I tried to search something.
Many links point to imslp files, other to your website's resources and are downloadable after payment. And i found the same scores for free in imslp.

So, what's the point?.......
What are you offering more than a invaluable resource such as imslp?...

July 24, 2023, 11:27 AM · Hi Marco,

Yes you’re correct, many links do direct you to scores from IMSLP. The Violinists Library does not want to take credit for that, and we do state that most scores come from IMSLP.

The aim is to have a lot of the violin repertoire in one place, easy to find, navigate and search. Each piece has also been added in a thoroughly thought-out graded repertoire system. Making music more accessible for violinists of all levels.

The scores listed in under the ‘Practice Guide’ page have all been carefully annotated/edited by professional violinists. They include suggested bowings, fingerings, dynamics, tempi and lots of other musical elements that the scores did not have. This is to aid in learning/practice/performance. They are not more than a few dollars, cheaper than a cup of coffee, and can be very beneficial for violinists who don’t always have access to a teacher. Please note that there are free guides as well, such as the excerpts to Don Juan, Mendelssohn’s Scherzo & Mozart 39.

Many thanks,


July 24, 2023, 2:56 PM · I don't see any harm or foul in what you have created here. You're not scamming anyone's IP as far as I can tell, and the links to IMSLP are maybe valued by people who have trouble searching that site -- and I know people who do. I just clicked on the Bach solo sonatas to see what would come up, and I'm SO GLAD that it wasn't some illegible crap.

I would encourage the following:

1. For some pieces you may want a link to both urtext and an edition. Bach Solo Sonatas could be a case in point.

2. As your list grows you may want to have one of those things where you press [A] and the composers whose last names start with [A] appear otherwise it'll be a lot of scrolling.

3. A place where you can highlight things that have been newly added.

4. Have an "About" tab that tells the viewer whose work they are admiring. I understand the pros of anonymity but there are cons too.

Good luck with your endeavor.

PS I make my own coffee and I get my beans at Costco.

July 24, 2023, 5:09 PM · 1. You might want to re-think your color scheme (or lack of one). It's really difficult to resolve the text from the background at times. The body text font has really thin lines and is harder to read on a smartphone.

2. You're offering the solo violin part to John Williams 'Schindler's List' for 99 cents? Did you get permission from Hal Leonard or whoever the publisher is?

3. For digital parts, instead of just linking to IMSLP without any value-added components, you could make your service much more helpful if you could trim the margins on the PDF's so they display edge-to-edge on tablets, and print better without all that extra whitespace.

July 24, 2023, 6:46 PM · Please avoid sharing works that are still under copyright, such as Schindler’s List, without permission. I would be flabbergasted if any publisher would be OK with unauthorized downloads that undercut the cost of the print edition.
July 24, 2023, 9:13 PM · Thank you. I like it. Great job. Keep up the good work!
July 24, 2023, 10:17 PM · Thanks everyone for your comments and feedback.

Please note that some of these issues have been rectified.


July 25, 2023, 12:27 PM · Good luck! I hope this helps some violinists out there. I suspect that one benefit to folks may be the parts of the site that are not simply links to sheet music. Of course, having all the violin pieces in one place may be helpful to some.

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