accomplished, brilliant, excellent, fine, gifted, good, great, outstanding, talented, world-class
distinguished (esp. BrE), famous, legendary, renowned, well-known
aspiring, budding (esp. BrE), up-and-coming
dedicated, serious, trained

You have to be a very dedicated musician to get to the top.

amateur, performing, professional, working
backing, backup (AmE)

She had toured as a backing musician for Madonna.

blues, classical, folk, jazz, pop, rock, etc.
perform (sth), play (sth), sing (sth)
practise/practice (sth), rehearse (sth)
compose sth, write sth
record sth

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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