horn·​ist | \ ˈhȯr-nist How to pronounce hornist (audio) \

Definition of hornist

: one who plays a French horn

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Wind-heavy sections featured stylish, fleet playing by bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa, hornist Ernesto Tovar Torres, and trombonist Nitzan Haroz. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Wanamaker organist Conte brings thrilling color to mostly drab Philadelphia Orchestra program," 6 May 2018 Guest French horn soloist is Jamie Leff, who grew up in Buffalo Grove, is the second hornist in the Houston Ballet Orchestra, and also performs with the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera, among others. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan symphony celebrates German composers, French horn soloist, in season finale," 4 May 2018 Her mother, Becky Leff, a French hornist with the Waukegan orchestra, will be performing while Jamie plays the concerto. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan symphony celebrates German composers, French horn soloist, in season finale," 4 May 2018 Pilgrim on oboe, fellow student clarinetist Tania Villasuso, plus bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa and hornist Jennifer Montone of the school’s faculty – were tempted to wallow in the beauty of their sound, Biss cured them of the notion. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Jonathan Biss and friends play for a good cause," 21 Jan. 2018 Here, the baristas can make little hearts in my macchiato and are virtuosic French hornists and percussionists. Joshua David Stein, Esquire, "Jazz, Jam Sessions, and the Best of After-Hours Harlem," 18 Sep. 2015 From the bedrock of Davyd Booth’s harpsichord to the extroverted hunting calls from hornists Jennifer Montone and Jeffrey Lang, this was a deeply impressive state-of-the-orchestra address. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Philadelphia Orchestra Brit fest opens on a wild note (cue the hyenas) with MacMillan's 'Scotch Bestiary'," 12 Jan. 2018 The solo parts were performed with assurance by four current and former principal hornists of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, an ensemble that was among the commissioning bodies. Corinna Da Fonseca-wollheim, New York Times, "Review: An Old Stravinsky ‘Funeral Song’ Rumbles Anew," 28 Apr. 2017

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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