The Oxford dictionary defines virtuoso as:
A person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit
Celebrated virtuosi from the past include Paganini on violin, Pablo Casals on cello, and Andres Segovia on guitar. Those new to recorder may question whether the instrument also has virtuoso players. The answer is assuredly yes. Some of the great recorder virtuosi are below.
Franz Bruggen: Holland
Michala Petri: Denmark
Dan Laurin: Sweden
Dorothee Oberlinger: Germany
Genevieve Lacey: Australia