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(1) The first violinist of an orchestra; performs the violin solos and sometimes replaces the conductor at rehearsals. In 18th-century instrumental chamber groups, the concertmaster served as conductor.

(2) The leader of one of the string groups in an orchestra (violas, cellos, basses).

(3) A pianist who accompanies vocalists during their concert performances and helps them prepare their parts.

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As we go through Yang's long list of achievements after graduating from school, she really does make it seem like it was all very easy - from studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, to getting a job with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, straight after graduating, then working as Assistant Concert Master with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Basil was a member of a number of orchestras and became the second-in-command of the Amman Symphony Orchestra as well as a teacher in the Jordan National Conservatory, a violin teacher at the Edward Said National Music Conservatory, and a concert master in the Palestinian Youth Orchestra.
Their value then was 434 thalers; the equivalent of two years of the young Mozart's salary as court organist and concert master in Salzburg.
To see the CBSO's Laurence Jackson, concert master of one of the world's greatest orchestras, happily sitting in a humble seat halfway back in the first violins was heartwarming and amazing.
Just carry on," urges concert master Gary Kitching, sharing a comic moment or two with the children in the front rows.
Prior to the concert, Qatar Tribune caught up with the concert master of the VPO Rainer Honeck.
In his first season Miguel and the FWSO players' committee hired gifted New York chamber musician Michael Shih to fill the vacant concert master position.
The Quebec conductor's enthusiasm permeated the atmosphere shortly before his debut in Barcelona last February in an all-Handel concert conducting the opera house's chamber orchestra (the concert master is Calgary-born Kai Gleusteen) with counter-tenor David Daniels and soprano Lisa Saffer.
In 2004, double bass player Erich Hartmann was 84, and remarkably, 93 years old Hans Bastiaan, who had joined in 1934, and was a concert master.
Upon the conductor's return, the applause grows, and the conductor recognizes the concert master and the entire orchestra.
The orchestra's concert master remembers his late mother's great ambitions for him to be a famous solo violinist, and how he came to terms with the fact that it wasn't going to happen, but found great solace and success in the worlds of chamber and orchestral music.
Mullins became Concert Master in the Fort Wayne Youth Symphony at 10 and won the Ohio Grand Champion Fiddle contest the same year.