cellist

noun
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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There is the avant-garde singer and cellist's velvety smooth vocals, her emotionally raw lyrics, and, not least of all, her evocative visuals that feel as if they've been plucked from a fantasy. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Kelsey Lu's Serpentine Braid Is the Breakout Star of Her "I'm Not in Love" Music Video," 11 Jan. 2019 Vanessa Perez's piano was the pulse of the evening as cellist Jan Vogler and Wang's notes floated in the air inside the concert hall. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Review: Bill Murray and company impress Houston with 'New Worlds' at Jones Hall," 17 Apr. 2018 On the first of the concerto programs, Mr. Trifonov also played Chopin’s early Piano Trio with powerful partners: the eminent violinist Gidon Kremer, the founder of the Kremerata, and Giedré Dirvanauskaité, a cellist from the ensemble. New York Times, "Trifonov and Andsnes: Different Generations, Same Curiosity," 4 May 2018 For the Philharmonia Northwest performance, Seattle Symphony cellist Walter Gray will be the soloist. Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times, "Philharmonia Northwest presents old and new music created entirely by Seattle composers," 14 Nov. 2018 In the last movement, Bell and CSO principal cellist John Sharp dovetailed each other’s phrases with comparable fervor. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO at Ravinia review: Marin Alsop poetically launches Bernstein tribute," 13 July 2018 In recent times, cellists such as Moser are going back to Tchaikovsky’s original, but the Fitzenhagen version is in public domain (i.e. cheaper to perform). Christian Hertzog, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Mainly Mozart Festival gives Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky first-class treatment," 17 June 2018 White says these shapes are there because the algorithms were trained using pictures of cellos with cellists holding them. James Vincent, The Verge, "What algorithmic art can teach us about artificial intelligence," 6 Nov. 2018 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, an award-winning 19-year-old cellist was also personally invited by Meghan to play at their ceremony. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "100 Questions About the Royal Wedding Answered!," 7 May 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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