One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who provides a musical accompaniment to another musician or to a singer.
- ‘Even those musicians who are not professional accompanists will likely find use for this skill in their studios or ensemble rehearsals.’
- ‘He performs as soloist and accompanist and is a frequent adjudicator at piano festivals and competitions.’
- ‘Many think organists are just accompanists or just play in church.’
- ‘He's a nimble, accomplished soloist and a sensitive accompanist, capable of pastel washes, shimmering folky chords or juicy bop lines.’
- ‘Woolfe is alone on stage, except for a mute accompanist called The Creepy Musician.’
- ‘He is an accompanist, songwriter and composer who works with choirs, vocal and ensembles.’
- ‘So this is a delightful chance for an encounter with a man who is known as one of the best accompanists performing in the world today.’
- ‘Vocalists and instrumentalists can use them to provide accompaniment if a live accompanist is not available which probably is most of the time.’
- ‘So it is a great thing for a singer to have an accompanist who knows singing from his own experience.’
- ‘He also has performed for many years as a chamber music pianist and piano accompanist with and for artists around the country.’
- ‘Simon Over, organist of St.Margaret's, Westminster and already one of the UK's most capable young accompanists and operatic repetiteurs, makes his operatic conducting debut.’
- ‘This is an opera where the orchestra can become a partner to the singers rather than just an accompanist and the Chelsea Opera Group orchestra was on brilliant form.’
- ‘He performed as a concert pianist and professional accompanist throughout the Midwest.’
- ‘The late pianist, who died in 2002, was the ideal accompanist for many singers.’
- ‘Rieger prefers being an accompanist to being a concert pianist.’
- ‘Some conductors appear in public as keyboard accompanists, a part many of them constantly play exceedingly well in private rehearsal.’
- ‘He is better known as an accompanist than as a composer.’
- ‘Many of my colleagues, truly brilliant accompanists, have a great sense for the singer and I have no idea whether any of them took formal singing lessons.’
- ‘An accompanist does not merely follow the singer.’
- ‘He has worked extensively with both singers and piano accompanists at many colleges throughout the United States and performed as collaborative pianist nationwide and abroad.’
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