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concertmaster

[kon-sert-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈkɒn sərtˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
the leader of the first violins in a symphony orchestra, who is usually also the assistant to the conductor.
Origin of concertmaster
1875-1880
1875-80; translation of German Konzertmeister. See concert (noun), master
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  • The concertmaster has to develop his own interpretations, subject, of course, to the conductor's ideas.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • I was concertmaster of the conservatory orchestra while studying with Hubay.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • Symphonic music—in as much as the concertmaster is concerned, is usually not idiomatic violin music.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • Like his brother he was also distinguished by the title of Chamber Virtuoso and concertmaster.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • In appreciation of his performances he received from the King of Prussia the title of concertmaster.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • My first teacher was my father, a good violinist and concertmaster of the Vilna Symphony Orchestra.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • In the year 1881 he returned to Europe, and was engaged as successor to the concertmaster, Jul.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • He had the post of concertmaster, it is true, but the salary was but a trifle and he was often pressed for money.

British Dictionary definitions for concertmaster

concertmaster

/ˈkɒnsətˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
a US and Canadian word for leader (sense 2a)
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