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n.1.(Mus.) The head violinist or leader of the strings in an orchestra; the sub-leader of the orchestra; concert master.
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Maestro Bolotine played violin for many years as the Concertmeister (first chair and solo violin) for the Metropolitan Opera House's Orchestra, and was the head of the Guitar Department at Mannes College of Music in Manhattan, as well as the founder of The American Institute of guitar in New York City where I served as Vice President.