ser el primer violín

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ser el primer violín
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1. (music)
a. to be the first violin
¿Tocas en la orquesta de la escuela? - Sí, soy el primer violín.Do you play in the school orchestra? - Yes, I am the first violin.
b. to be the concertmaster
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La Sra. García es el primer violín, así que imagino que será ella quien toque el solo.Mrs. Garcia is the concertmaster, so I imagine she'll be the one playing the solo.
c. to be the leader (United Kingdom)
No es un violinista cualquiera, es el primer violín de la orquesta nacional de su país.He's not just any old violinist. He's the leader of his country's national orchestra.
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