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Flutist

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A flutist demonstrates flute-playing technique

A flutist or flautist is a musician who plays the flute.

The term flautist (from the Italian flautista, from flauto, and adopted due to 18th century Italian influence), is also used. It has become the standard term in English. "Flutist" is commonly used in the United States, however. See Oxford English dictionary entries: Flutist (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/flutist?view=uk), Flautist (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/flautist?view=uk).

Notable classical flute players include:

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Edouard Manet: Young Flautist, or The Fifer, 1866

Notable jazz flute players include:

External links

nl:Fluitist

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