How many cellists can you cram onto an orchestra stage?

January 23, 2018 by norman lebrecht


In Zagreb on Sunday, they managed 158.

Here’s why.

A world record?

Comments (7)

  1. Jim says:

    That’s nothing. I bet Ryanair could have got them all in the overhead locker.

    1. The Voice from America says:


  2. kaa12840 says:

    Hope they play lots of Villa-Lobos

  3. F. B. says:

    International Cello Congress +1,013 cellists

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      when? where?

      1. F. B. says:

        I think November 1998 in Japan (Kobe)

  4. F. B. says:

    Not mentioning “Kdyby tisíc violoncell” (1998) in Prague … cca 155 cellists (youngest 8 years old / oldest 88 years old)

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