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1. The act of reading or reciting in a public performance.
2. A very detailed account or report of something; a narration.
3. A public performance of music or dance, especially by a solo performer.

re·ci′tal·ist n.
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Noun1.recitalist - a musician who gives recitals
soloist - a musician who performs a solo
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A leading recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician, her professional career was launched at the age of 11 when she became the then youngestever finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and a recipient of a Dame Myra Hess Award.
He has received a slew of awards and honors, including the Order of the Star of Italy, and has performed as solo recitalist or as soloist of a symphony orchestra in 28 countries.
Recognised as an artist of uncompromising quality, the musician claimed his first public victory at the age of 16, when he won Third Prize in the International Competition for Young Pianists 'Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam', and he has been enjoying a busy career as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras all over the world ever since.
Chung has performed in more than 30 countries as recitalist and as soloist with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
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Our cheerful hosts for the evening, which was arranged by Renfrewshire Local History Forum, were accordionist Gordon McCrae and recitalist Alan Steel.
Widely considered as one of the best guitarists of his generation, Graham is currently in much demand as a recitalist and concerto soloist.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the Universite de Montreal, she enjoys a very successful career as recitalist and chamber musician in Canada and abroad, and is very active on the opera scene.
A NYC freelancer, Susan is a frequent recitalist and soloist and has toured the States, Europe, and Asia.
Nicholas is in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and accompanist throughout Britain.
A versatile and committed recitalist, Fuchs has performed at renowned venues such as the Philharmonie in Munich, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Unesco Hall in Paris, the National Centre for the Arts in Beijing and the Royal Albert Hall London.