so·lo·ist | \ ˈsō-lə-wist , -(ˌ)lō-ist \

Definition of soloist 

: one who performs a solo

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San Francisco Symphony: Conductor Semyon Bychkov returns to lead the orchestra in music by Taneyev, Bruch and Tchaikovsky, with duo pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque as soloists. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Joshua Kosman’s classical music picks, May 27," 24 May 2018 With the addition of girl group Dreamcatcher, boy band IMFACT and soloist Mia, the lineup for KCON 2018 LA has been finalized. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "KCON 2018 LA Finalizes Lineup With Dreamcatcher, IMFACT & Mia," 9 July 2018 The concert, Israel at 70: A Musical Journey, begins at 7 p.m. and features performances of local cantors and a cantorial soloist who will come together and unite their voices to perform some of Israel's most popular and favorite songs. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Israel at 70: A Musical Journey to be presented," 10 May 2018 In that effort, Stenz could count on supple support from the orchestra and lyrical playing from a sturdy trio of soloists: concertmaster Jonathan Carney, principal cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski and guest pianist Ryo Yanagitani. Tim Smith,, "BSO delivers bracing Bernstein program with Benedetti, Alsop," 7 May 2018 Features many soloists from within orchestra and vocals from international sensation countertenor Iestyn Davies. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: May 1-6," 30 Apr. 2018 The contest is open to amateur singers in third through 12th grade, who may sing as soloists or part of a duet. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Rancho Bernardo, "Singing youths sought for RB Idol contest," 16 May 2018 The Burlington Central High School Jazz Band will play outdoors from 1 to 2 p.m., and other soloists or small ensembles will perform throughout the day, McKay said. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "May 20 tour of Wright-designed Muirhead Farmhouse to benefit D301 music programs," 12 May 2018 Next up in the Shed will be Herbert Blomstedt leading an all-Mozart program (July 20) with Ax as guest soloist, and Blomstedt returns the next night with selections by Bernstein, Mozart, and Haydn (July 21)., "The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more," 13 July 2018

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of soloist

: a person who performs a musical solo


so·lo·ist | \ ˈsō-lə-wist \

Kids Definition of soloist

: a person who performs a solo

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