pi·​a·​nist | \ pē-ˈa-nist How to pronounce pianist (audio) , ˈpē-ə- How to pronounce pianist (audio) \

Definition of pianist

: a person who plays the piano especially : a skilled or professional performer on the piano

Examples of pianist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each night, the bar’s talented pianists, as well as its bartenders, bar-backs, and bouncers, take turns serenading viewers remotely via an unofficial Marie’s Crisis Facebook group. David Dodge, Condé Nast Traveler, "How New York’s LGBTQ+ Communities Are Keeping the City's Nightlife Scene Alive," 11 May 2020 In another, John Adams conducts his , with the Icelandic pianist as soloist. Los Angeles Times, "Classical concerts to soothe a coronavirus-rattled soul: Our critic’s streaming picks," 17 Mar. 2020 Tenor Ferring will sing a program with pianist Slettedahl that includes Mozart, Handel, Schumann and Moore. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Florentine Opera will give classic 'La Boheme' a Bronzeville makeover," 3 Mar. 2020 Free concert set for Wednesday at library The free Wednesdays@Noon concert with pianist Michael Sanders is set for noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Senior center recognizes residents older than 90," 16 Sep. 2019 Pro-Palestinian protests against the orchestra’s forthcoming tour dates in Israel interrupted the Thursday Brussels performance during the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Hélène Grimaud, causing a 25-minute delay. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Philadelphia Orchestra now bracing for disruptions throughout its European tour," 25 May 2018 Another summer draw in Fort Worth, the PianoTexas International Festival and Academy, combining public concerts with training for young and amateur pianists and piano teachers, will not happen this year. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Santa Fe Opera adds to growing list of summer festival cancellations," 12 May 2020 Together with a senior producer from the hospital's video team, the choir director worked with the singers, a pianist and a percussionist to create the performance, a rep from MD Anderson told CBS News. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Hospital's employee choir creates uplifting virtual performance during coronavirus pandemic," 13 Apr. 2020 There, safely socially distanced, he is joined by a technician, a lector, a pianist and Celine Kennelly, executive director of the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs and beloved in San Francisco’s Irish community for her heavenly voice. Catherine Bigelow, SFChronicle.com, "In San Francisco, Easter Mass will count its blessings via YouTube and streaming," 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of pianist

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Pianist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pianist. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pianist

: a person who plays the piano


pi·​a·​nist | \ pē-ˈa-nist How to pronounce pianist (audio) , ˈpē-ə-nist \

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: a person who plays the piano

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