flut·ist | \ˈflü-tist \

Definition of flutist 

: one who plays a flute

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In June 2009, Edwin Rist, a 20-year-old American flutist studying at the Royal Academy of Music, smashed a window at the Museum of Natural History in Tring, near London, and pulled off one of the more bizarre robberies of recent decades. Joshua Hammer, New York Times, "The Man Who Stole Bird Feathers," 1 June 2018 Harris has appeared at jazz fests around the globe, toured with Teena Marie as her featured saxophonist and flutist and has playe alongside B.B. King, Baby Face and more. cleveland.com, "10 things to do in Akron and Summit County the week of May 14-20," 14 May 2018 Jazz & Jackie Celebration featuring flutist Althea Rene and saxophonist Jeanette Harris, May 6, Gem. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events May 3-9: Royals, Sporting KC, ‘Lion King,’ Martin Lawrence, Audra McDonald | The Kansas City Star," 1 May 2018 Through her attorney, the flutist declined to comment. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, "The BSO’s principal flutist says she is paid far less than the man who is the principal oboist," 6 July 2018 Elizabeth Rowe, the star principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is suing the BSO under the new Massachusetts Equal Pay Law. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, "The BSO’s principal flutist says she is paid far less than the man who is the principal oboist," 6 July 2018 Not long afterward, the composer met the Indian flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia, traveled to India and Sri Lanka, and became fascinated by the sonic possibilities of South Asian music. Andrew Dickson, New York Times, "Opera’s Perfectionist Tries to Follow His Masterpiece," 4 May 2018 The work was written for its soloist, Jeffrey Khaner, the orchestra’s longtime principal flutist, who had it firmly under his fingers. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "World premiere by Philadelphia Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado," 5 Jan. 2018 What is particularly funny about this meme is the thought of an unfortunate and experienced flutist being dragged into into a sound booth to perform an out of tune rendition of the Lightning Seeds' legendary tune. SI.com, "It's Coming Home: 6 of the Best England World Cup Memes of the Summer So Far," 11 July 2018

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: a flute player

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