instrumentalist instrumentalist  /ˌɪn strə ˈmɛn tə lɪst/


  • (n) someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)



  1. The gifted instrumentalist also played the harmonica, the piano and flute.
  2. It also boasts Filippino's naturalistic Portrait of a Musician, an intense and pensive study of an instrumentalist surrounded by the paraphernalia of his art.
  3. It was with White that she caught the ear of Einstrzende Neubauten's singer-writer-multi-instrumentalist Blixa Bargeld.


  1. 'Sound sculpture' musician to presented by Blue Pearl Yoga at Masonic Temple

    Press release: "Matt Venuti's performance opens the heart, quiets the mind, and deeply touches the soul" ~Arun Gandhi, author, lecturer, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Multi-instrumentalist/composer Matt Venuti is one of the world's premier players of the Hang, the most exciting new acoustic instrument of the 21st Century and one of the most captivating and versatile of all time. Better described as ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Batavian

  2. Appalachian storyteller to play Haywood library

    Storyteller/singer-songwriter Dusk Weaver performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Waynesville Public Library. Weaver is an upbeat entertainer and multi-instrumentalist.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Smoky Mountain News


    I've been spending the afternoon listening to the new disc from composer / multi-instrumentalist Joshua Kwassman as sort of a last minute preparation for his upcoming show, June 12, at Dizzy's which starts at 7:30 pm.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader


  1. "Lalah thinks like an instrumentalist, and she has always made her way around a song that way," says Abair. "So for me, as an instrumentalist, that was ideal. We wanted to record this song as a duet. We didn't want to follow the typical...
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: Mindi Abair Source: Prudent Press Agency (press release)

  2. No less a figure than Johnny Cash called him, "the most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard."
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Johnny Cash Source: Perham Enterprise Bulletin

  3. "I don't think he expected that I was going to write an evening-length opera," says Gordon, speaking by phone from New York. "I loved his initiative. He not only wanted to be an instrumentalist, he wanted to create repertoire."
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Ricky Ian Gordon Source: Los Angeles Times

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