accompanist accompanist  /ə ˈkəm pə nəst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)

Usage(s):

  1. Born Harry Reichman in Cincinnati, Crooner Richman went on the stage in 1907, rose to vaudeville prominence in 1921 as accompanist to Mae West.
  2. But when she nodded to her accompanist and opened her mouth, her rich, bronzelike voice seemed to flood the hall.
  3. Following his graduation' from the Moscow Conservatory in 1912, Luboshutz served as accompanist for such personalities as Gregor Piatigorsky and Isadora Duncan.

News

  1. Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School students perform in New York City

    Performers included, (standing, from left) Lauren Farnell; Kerry Ann McKenna; John Conte, accompanist; Sarah Rebetje; Joe Mancuso, faculty member; Lauren Rinn; Mari Skoultchi; Alison Mingle, faculty member; Angie Cocuzza; Laurie Reader, faculty; Sarah Moebius; and Paul OâConnor, faculty member. Seated...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Independent Press

  2. Two trapped in two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon

    Beth Brostrom, owner and manager of Music Square in Oskaloosa, has quite the musical background — one that she uses to instruct students of various ability levels. According to a Music Square brochure, Brostrom has been an accompanist and church organist for more than 30 years locally.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oskaloosa Herald

  3. A place to grow musically

    Beth Brostrom, owner and manager of Music Square in Oskaloosa, has quite the musical background — one that she uses to instruct students of various ability levels. According to a Music Square brochure, Brostrom has been an accompanist and church organist for more than 30 years locally. It also notes her experience taking classes in piano, organ, music composition, as well as songwriting at area ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Oskaloosa Herald

Quotes

  1. "Bill Miller was the greatest accompanist that any popular singer ever had," Sinatra Jr. told the newspaper.
    on Jul 16, 2006 By: Frank Sinatra Source: Reality TV World

  2. "A hand for my accompanist, my companion," Tegan responded, and then launched into a story about how a German interviewer kept referring to the twins recently as "partners" in the romantic sense (both Tegan and Sara are lesbians).
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Sara Quin Source: Globe and Mail

  3. Mr. Gerhardt described Ms. Licad as "the greatest Rachmaninoff player," a soloist who is "too good to be an accompanist" -- each time his words accompanied by a wide grin, by a special twinkle in his blue eyes, and by the sound of genuine...
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Alban Gerhardt Source: Manila Bulletin

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