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 (ə-kŭm′pə-nĭst, ə-kŭmp′nĭst)
A performer who plays or sings a musical accompaniment.


(əˈkʌmpənɪst; əˈkʌmpnɪst) or


(Classical Music) a person who plays a musical accompaniment for another performer, esp a pianist accompanying a singer


(əˈkʌm pə nɪst, əˈkʌmp nɪst)

also ac•com•pa•ny•ist

(-pə ni ɪst)

a performer of musical accompaniments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accompanist - a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)accompanist - a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
عَازِف مُرَافِق
zenei kísérõ
akompanisteşlik müziği çalan kimse


[əˈkʌmpənɪst] N (Mus) → acompañante/a m/f


[əˈkʌmpənɪst] naccompagnateur/trice m/f


nBegleiter(in) m(f)


[əˈkʌmpnɪst] n (Mus) → accompagnatore/trice


(əˈkampəni) verb
1. to go with (someone or something). He accompanied her to the door.
2. to play a musical instrument to go along with (a singer etc). He accompanied her on the piano.
acˈcompaniment noun
something that accompanies. I'll play the piano accompaniment while you sing.
acˈcompanist noun
a person who plays a musical accompaniment.
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I cannot complete this review without particular reference to the accompanist Anthony Wilson!
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Following on from a career in public library services lasting over 20 years, he became a freelance organist and accompanist in 2010.
Still teaching until shortly before her death, she had been a piano teacher and accompanist since she was 17, as well as a music teacher in four Chester schools for 20 years, a lifelong accompanist to musicians for concerts and examinations and a pianist for ballet classes.
service will feature Linda Gilmore, organ/piano; songs and music by Mark Frystak, guitar and vocals; and the Chancel Choir, directed by Denise Caliendo with Linda Gilmore, organ/piano accompanist.
Is it surprising, despite a 40-strong male voice choir, two skilled individual performers, an extremely talented accompanist and a conductor-cum-comedian, that the most lasting memory to be recalled by the audience cramming the Kettleholm Church of St Mungo may well be that of a 12-year-old singing unaccompanied?
The choral accompanist plays a clutch role through their ability to balance both supportive and leadership responsibilities during the rehearsal process.
My curriculum was amazingly invented for me alone when, after meeting and playing in a vocal master class given at NCSA by the great Viennese accompanist, Paul Ulanovsky, I realized, for the first time, that there were people who actually did professionally what I wanted to do.
Auditioners should sing 18 bars of a song in the style of Sondheim - bring music for the accompanist - as well as giving a one-minute monologue.
This week the mentors have been the soprano Joan Rodgers, the piano accompanist Roger Vignoles, the accompanist and vocal coach Audrey Hyland and the RSC actor Alex Hassell, who will join the RSC next year to play Prince Hal to Antony Sher's Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I and II.