Definition of soloist
: one who performs a solo
Recent Examples of soloist from the Web
Besides working closely with the conductor on performance and interpretation issues, the concertmaster often performs as soloist.
Other soloists include Swiss guitarist Alessio Nebiolo, and violinists David Pedraza of Mexico and Valentin Mansurov of Uzbekistan.
The Miami Oratorio will be joined by soloists soprano Joanne Martinez; mezzo-soprano Emelia Acon; tenor Lievens Costillo; and bass Gibson Dorce.
The mix of mystery and bombast continued with Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, performed with soloist Philippe Quint.
Music director Marin Alsop and the BSO could not have asked for a more eloquent soloist for the noble Beethoven work than Gil Shaham.
Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone James Shaffran and lyric soprano Mary Shaffran will be the soloists.
Dausgaard was the most closely attentive podium partner, watching and encouraging the soloist in every line of the score.
The piano soloist will be this year’s winner of the Van Cliburn competition, Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea.
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Definition of soloist for English Language Learners
: a person who performs a musical solo
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Definition of soloist for Students
: a person who performs a solo
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