the_leo saidWhat musical instrument would you recommend?
The one you most love to hear. That is the drive that will motivate you best.
At the same time, perhaps your natural talents will not support that particular instrument. It would be ideal if both your interests & talent coincided, but it is not always the case.
The piano is not "simpler." In many ways it is the most difficult, though the violin is very subtle, an instrument of infinite nuance.
All musical instruments are "challenging" to truly play them well. What is your goal? To play an instrument adequately to amuse yourself and your friends? A piano is more or less all-purpose, and a keyboard is often at hand. And people can always sing along with a piano, not with a violin or most other solo instruments, except possibly a guitar.
My first wife told me she fell in love with the French Horn as a little girl after hearing "The Waltz of the Flowers" from Tchaichovsky's Nutcracker.
She was later trained at the Juilliard. I used to accompany her on the piano, which I learned from my grandmother, sitting alongside her on the piano bench when I was still in single digits.
I think music is a passion, not something you "pick up" like driving a car. What is your commitment and passion?