Virtuoso facts for kids
A virtuoso is someone (usually in the performing arts) who is an expert in his or her field.
A musical virtuoso is one who plays a musical instrument brilliantly. Musicians who have exceptional talent and can play extremely fast and difficult music are "virtuosi" (plural of "virtuoso"). In the 19th century Niccolò Paganini was a virtuoso violinist as well as a composer. Franz Liszt was a virtuoso pianist and composer.
Musicians may sometimes talk about “virtuoso music” meaning music which is so difficult that only a virtuoso could play it.
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Examples of well known Virtuosi over time. Top Row - From left: Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, Niccolò Paganini, Georges Cziffra Middle Row - From left: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonio Vivaldi, Yo-Yo Ma, Charles-Valentin Alkan Bottom Row - From left: Krystian Zimerman, Arthur Rubinstein, Jorge Bolet, Valentina Lisitsa.
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