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In the field of violin, one of its most esteemed graduates is David Radzynski, currently the concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic.
In her first season with the CCO, concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer will be featured on the CCO premiere of Max Richter’s recomposed version of Vivaldi’s masterwork intermixed with the movements from the original.
The world premiere of Jalbert’s two-movement Violin Concerto was performed last June by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Stephen Copes, with conductor Thomas Zehetmair leading the SPCO.
The concerto was written for the concertmasters of all three orchestras to play.
Joshua Bell brings the famed London chamber orchestra to Lincoln Center, leading it from the concertmaster’s chair and acting as the soloist in Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2.
The format of this concert has roots that date back to the Baroque era, wherein the concertmaster or a chord-playing musician like a harpsichordist often served as the leader of an orchestra.
The momentous season begins with a threatened musicians strike and a search for a new concertmaster. Renews his contract through the 1999-2000 season.
The orchestra also faces technical hurdles, from the unusual tuning asked of the concertmaster and principal viola, to melodic interjections from a quartet of ocarinas that produce a sound similar to an ensemble of treble voices.
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Origin and Etymology of concertmaster
First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
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Definition of concertmaster for English Language Learners
: a musician who is the leading violin player and the assistant conductor of an orchestra
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