Examples of virtuosity in a Sentence
Her virtuosity on the piano is amazing.
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Key’s exuberant virtuosity can upstage Peele’s subtlety.
Violinist Keir GoGwilt vanquished the technical challenges of Adès’ concerto with simultaneous economy of effort and finger-busting virtuosity.
But Monk maintained a rough piano style and wrote tunes to reflect it; his virtuosity worked on a level that was more tonal, and more physical.
His virtuosity, versatility and lyricism as a rapper rival that of hip-hop’s greats.
With virtuosity in service of elemental emotions, its effect lingers long after the final track fades.
The performance by Babayan and Argerich, a presentation of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, was thrilling, a momentous display of virtuosity fueled by artistic understanding and long personal friendship.
Forsaking virtuosity for its own sake, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and de Waart laid out an Olympian conception of a work that is a study in contrasts and contradictions.
Chopin Classical For pianists of a certain stripe — or perhaps for nearly any pianist — the music of Chopin, with its combination of keyboard virtuosity and expressive transparency, represents a particularly telling touchstone.
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Virtuosity is used particularly to describe musicians, but also often for writers, actors, dancers, and athletes. A virtuoso is a highly skilled performer, and a virtuoso performance is one that astonishes the audience by its feats. In ancient Greece the cities would hold male competitions in acrobatics, conjuring, public reciting, blowing the trumpet, and acting out scenes from Homer's epics, the winners of which would have been praised as virtuous, or "full of manly virtues".
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