Charlie Chaplin plays the violin on the set of “The Kid”
Many people are (myself included) are intrigued by the way he played violin. He was left handed and restrung his violins.
Some interesting facts I have discovered pertaining to left handed violinist:
no orchestra is going to accept a violinist that bows in the opposite direction, therefore you are taught to play the “right” way.
If you look at any orchestra around the world, you’ll notice that every violinist is playing right handed! Its been this way for hundreds of years. Right and left handed people alike customarily play the violin right handed. Violin teachers instruct all of their students to play right handed whether or not they are naturally right handed.