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First violinist and second leader of the orchestra / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The concertmaster (from the German Konzertmeister), first chair[1] (U.S.) or leader[2] (U.K.) is the principal first violin player in an orchestra (or clarinet in a concert band). After the conductor, the concertmaster is the second-most significant leader in an orchestra, symphonic band or other musical ensemble.

Guest cellist shakes hands with the concertmaster