The principal first violinist in an orchestra. The concermaster develops the bowing strategies for the strings sections, plays the solo parts, and supervises the tuning at the beginning of the concert.
the leader of the first violins of an orchestra and usually the assistant to the conductor
The "first chair" violinist who plays occasional solos and is responsible for coordinating all of the stringed instruments. The concert master decides on the bowing, so that the bows in each string section move in unison.
The first of the first violins, who plays the solos and coordinates the bowing of the entire section. ("bowing" assures that the bows of all the string players move in the same direction -up or down-at the same time; this is accomplished by penciling marks in the musicians' music.
The leader of the first violin section of an orchestra who acts as an assistant to the conductor
Head of the first violin section of an orchestra and often the person in authority next to the conductor; performs solo violin passages.
The concert-master (or concertmaster, leader, also concertmistress) is the leader of the first violin section of a symphony orchestra. Any violin solo in an orchestral work is played by the concertmaster (except in the case of a concerto, in which case guest soloists may be heard).