Definition of concertmaster
: the leader of the first violins of an orchestra and by custom usually the assistant to the conductor
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Maestro Francis returns to his rightful place for the three remaining Festival Orchestra concerts, and Concertmaster Preucil will continue his invaluable, indeed irreplaceable, service as concertmaster.
Festival Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil was soloist in the violin concerto, the last one Mozart would write, in 1774.
Born on the city's West Side, Spector began violin lessons at 5 with his uncle, who had played concertmaster in the czar's Imperial Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia.
All-Star Festival Orchestra Mainly Mozart mainstay William Preucil will return as leader and concertmaster of the orchestra.
Todorova is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, and serves as concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Father and son reunited, and the younger Ewart applied to the Oregon Symphony for the position of concertmaster, which he was given starting with the symphony's 1949-50 season.
Between them is the world premiere of a new Violin Concerto by American composer Pierre Jalbert, with the orchestra’s concertmaster, Steven Copes, as soloist.
Last year, Mr. Vanska married the orchestra’s concertmaster, Erin Keefe, and signed a contract through 2019, including the same pay cut his players took.
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Origin and Etymology of concertmaster
German Konzertmeister, from Konzert concert + Meister master
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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