Topic: Question (re: violinists)
This is how my tiny little mind works: How common are left-handed violin players?
I've attended a number of symphony performances, and all of the violin (and violists and cellists and bassists) that I've EVER seen use the bow in the right hand.
I assume that when a natural lefty starts to learn the violin that they are taught to put the bow in the right hand (just in case they find themselves in a symphony someday). But I could be wrong about that, which is the reason for this post.
A quick Google search seems to indicate that they are very rare, and some reading indicates that you can't even buy a violin off the shelf with a chin rest which allows for right-hand fretting.