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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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After years of performing as principal chair, soloist, and concertmaster with some of the top symphony orchestras of Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru, Cuba and the United States, Britos continued his musical saga, touring with sume of the 9raetest musicians of our times--Aster Piazzolla, Bola de Nieve, Cachao, Joae Gilberto, Dorival Caimi, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington and Charlie Haden, among many others.
Stamitz is one of those guys who wrote about 75 symphonies, most of them in the Mannheim style, where he served as concertmaster for a time.
During intermission, the concertmaster strikes a tuning fork that emits a tone at exactly 440 cycles per second, a perfect "A.
Unfortunately, its excellent concertmaster and first violinist, Guillermo Figueroa, may be leaving, so the season became one long audition of violin soloists.
David Frisina, the long-reigning concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and a prolific studio musician, died Nov.
Jung, who attended the Toho School of Music in Japan, has served as concertmaster for the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Korea National Symphony and KBS Symphony orchestras in South Korea, according to Bremen House.
Called the Right Touch ConcertMaster multimedia keyboard, the product creates a surround-sound experience, and brings all sound/audio controls to the keyboard.
In addition to being part of the quartet, Giorgos Panagiotidis is a member of Frankfurt's Ensemble Modern, and he used to be Assistant Concertmaster of the Athens Camerata, Orchestra of the Friends of Music.
SPRINGFIELD - Searmi Park, concertmaster of the Eugene Symphony, and Greg and Fran Cramer, owners of the Marsh Anne Landing Winery in Oakland, have joined to create the Marsh Anne Chamber Players.
CBSO at Symphony Hall BEFORE becoming such a popular concertmaster (on both sides of the footlights) of the CBSO, Laurence Jackson had for many years been leader of the highlyregarded Maggini String Quartet, and his vast expertise in chamber music showed in this concert.
Noah Bendix-Balgley, faculty member, Sarasota Music Festival; and concertmaster, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra