concertmaster

[kon-sert-mas-ter, -mah-ster]

Origin of concertmaster

1875–80; translation of German Konzertmeister. See concert (noun), master
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Examples from the Web for concertmaster

Historical Examples of concertmaster

  • I was concertmaster of the conservatory orchestra while studying with Hubay.

    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

  • 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

  • My first teacher was my father, a good violinist and concertmaster of the Vilna Symphony Orchestra.

    Violin Mastery

    Frederick H. Martens


British Dictionary definitions for concertmaster

concertmaster

noun
  1. a US and Canadian word for leader (def. 2a)
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