Meet the world’s tallest concert pianist

Meet the world’s tallest concert pianist


norman lebrecht

July 12, 2017

Elisa Tomellini of Genoa is an Italian pianist who likes to climb mountains.

So she took her Kawai up 4460 meters above Monte Rosa and gave what appears to be the highest-altitude concert ever known.

Video report here.


UPDATE: France says no.


  • David Leibowitz says:


  • Cosi says:

    Climatic conditions that can’t be very good for that piano.

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    Um….. Pennines?

  • Petros Linardos says:

    I don’t understand how she could hear herself, not to mention what kind of audience she really had.

    By contrast, this 9-year-old stunt at the mountains, with Francois-Rene Duchable, seems more like a real concert.

  • Rob van der Hilst says:

    Did the girl carry the piano to that mountaintop???
    THAT’ would/should/icould be a real Guiness’Book of Records THING!!!

  • Cyril Blair says:

    Idiotic. How many starving children could have been given a cheap lunch with the money for this stupid stunt?

  • Ravi Narasimhan says:

    Some space station astronauts have taken instruments with to low earth orbit.

  • Christopher Stager says:

    I was there and found her playing cold and aloof.