first chair

first chair

- The premier musician playing a particular instrument in an orchestra—seated closest to the audience, taking the lead for that instrument's movements, and playing any solos.
See also related terms for orchestra.
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Pierre had come just at dinnertime and was sitting awkwardly in the middle of the drawing room on the first chair he had come across, blocking the way for everyone.
Bruff sat down on the first chair that he could find, and (emulating the usefulness of the cow) plunged back again into his papers on the spot.
'I will first chair and discuss it (at a pre-cabinet meeting) and based on the outcome, we will raise the matter in the Cabinet,' he told reporters after officiating the national-level Immunisation Day celebration at Taman Tasik Cempaka here.
Fintech firm Trussle has said that it has named its first chair.
She was a founding member and first chair of both the Competitive Intelligence Division and the Knowledge Management Division.
Philadelphia-based law firm Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP elected Bedminster-based Andrew Indeck as chairman of the firm Monday, making him the first chair based outside of Philadelphia in its 27-year history.Philadelphia-based law firm Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP elected Bedminster-based Andrew Indeck as chairman of the firm Monday, making him the first chair based outside of Philadelphia in its 27-year history.
She became the first chair of the Afro-American and African Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1960.
Paul knew he could get 8.4 miles from his first chair, around the hills of his home in Llangynidr, Powys, but he just had to hope that the flat course in Cardiff would allow him to go further.
He was a founder of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, where he served as first chair. He also served as board member of the Ploughshares Fund, trustee of the PEN American Center, board member and vice chair of the Center for Victims of Torture, which he co-founded, and vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.
Throughout his more than 30 years of work at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, he served in a variety of capacities, including assistant dean, associate dean, first chair and then interim chair of the Department of Health Planning and Administration.
The first chair of the Board of Governors shall be from Russia, while the first chair of the Board of Directors shall be from Brazil.

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