or concertmeister noun Etymology: German Konzertmeister, from Konzert concert + Meister master Date: 1853 the leader of the first violins of an orchestra and by custom usually the assistant to the conductor

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  • concertmaster — [kän′sərtmīs΄tərkän′sərt mas΄tər] n. [transl. of Ger konzertmeister] the leader of the first violin section of a symphony orchestra, who plays the solo passages and often serves as assistant to the conductor: also concertmeister [kän′sərtmīs΄tər] …   English World dictionary

  • Concertmaster — The concertmaster/mistress (from German Konzertmeister) is the spalla or leader, of the first violin section of an orchestra. In the UK, the term commonly used is leader. Any violin solo in an orchestral work is played by the concertmaster… …   Wikipedia

  • concertmaster — [[t]kɒ̱nsə(r)tmɑːstə(r), mæst [/t]] concertmasters N COUNT The concertmaster of an orchestra is the most senior violin player, who acts as a deputy to the conductor. [AM, AUSTRALIAN] (in BRIT, use leader) …   English dictionary

  • concertmaster — /kon seuhrt mas teuhr, mah steuhr/, n. the leader of the first violins in a symphony orchestra, who is usually also the assistant to the conductor. [1875 80; trans. of G Konzertmeister. See CONCERT (n.), MASTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • concertmaster — noun The first violin in a symphony orchestra; normally plays violin solos …   Wiktionary

  • concertmaster — con|cert|mas|ter [ˈkɔnsətˌma:stə US ˈka:nsərt ˌmæstər] n the most important ↑violin player in an ↑orchestra …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • concertmaster — con|cert|mas|ter [ kansərt,mæstər ] noun count AMERICAN the most important VIOLIN player in an orchestra …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • concertmaster — n. lead violinist of an orchestra, assistant leader of an orchestra who is next in rank to the conductor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • concertmaster — noun chiefly N. Amer. the leading first violin player in some orchestras …   English new terms dictionary

  • concertmaster — noun (C) AmE the most important violin player in an orchestra …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English