cel·list | \ˈche-list \

Definition of cellist 

: a cello player a yard-long implement that looks just like a cellist's bow, only larger.— Donovan Hohn

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Violinist Ilya Kaler, cellist Amit Peled (who will perform on Pablo Casals' 1733 Goffriller cello) and pianist Alon Goldstein will perform piano trios by Brahms, Beach and Beethoven in a program beginning at 2 p.m. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "The top 10 list: Sip into spring in Arlington, or have a picnic in Fort Worth | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 3 May 2018 Undaunted by the premature applause of a single audience member the beaming cellist hugged every orchestra member in his proximity as the audience rose, cheered and shouted its pleasure. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma turn up the heat in an all-Russian program," 15 June 2018 Years have passed, and Brandon is deeply in love with a cellist. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "The Fosters Moves Out: Saying Goodbye To TV's Most Temperate Family Drama," 7 June 2018 The Israeli cellist performs works of 21st-century women, including Missy Mazzoli, Augusta Reed Thomas, and Anna Clyne. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Classical concerts: 'Star Wars' at the Mann, Curtis Summerfest, 'Fred' the organ at Kimmel, more," 6 June 2018 Plus, the cellist earns his first No. 1 on Classical Albums. Xander Zellner, Billboard, "13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: BTS Blasts to Record-Breaking Bows on Billboard 200, Hot 100 & More," 2 June 2018 The brilliant cellist Johannes Moser delivered the solo part with exquisite nuance of tone and phrase. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "John Williams makes electrifying return to BSO, shares podium with Marin Alsop," 14 June 2018 Congrats on the new album @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/1prMieFfbu — THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) May 21, 2018 Meanwhile, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason -- who performed at the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -- debuts at No. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "BTS Selfies Help John Legend, Backstreet Boys & The Chainsmokers Climb Social 50 Chart," 31 May 2018 Star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19, enraptured wedding guests with his rendition of Ave Maria. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: A royal, rousing and surprisingly relatable TV wedding," 19 May 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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