The Duties of a Concertmaster

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A concertmaster wears several important "hats" in a professional orchestra. His primary role is to serve as liaison between the musicians and the conductor. However, the concertmaster is also the first violin chair. Therefore, he must balance his technical duties as a top musician with his leadership role as liaison.

Concertmaster Duties

  • The concertmaster must have years of experience and elite technical abilities on the violin to become first chair. She plays most of the violin solos in a piece of music. As liaison, the concertmaster meets with the conductor to learn her goals in creating a sound with a musical piece. The concertmaster outlines technical details of the musical performance and conveys them to the orchestra. If the conductor is absent, the concertmaster also effectively serves as her stand-in.

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