virtuoso

Part of speech: noun

One having skill in, or a critical knowledge of, the fine arts; especially, a highly skilled musician.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Frank H. Spearman.