What does the word virtuoso mean?

Usage examples for virtuoso

  1. His hearers forgot the admiration due to the wonderful virtuoso, and seemed to listen to voices from another world. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  2. As a virtuoso I think Liszt stood above Rubinstein, for his playing must have possessed amazing, dazzling qualities. – Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered by Josef Hofmann
  3. A picturesque, old German virtuoso consents to take for his pupil a handsome youth who proves to have an aptitude for technique, but not the soul of an artist. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman