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New world record! 639 people play pianos simultaneously
October 12 2018, 9:13 AM
A total of 666 pianos were played simultanously by 639 people that breaks world record.

Recently, a new world record has been set in China as 639 people playing the pianos simultaneously that made peole admire deeply.

It is supposed that organisers must spend much time one setting stage to create  such a great event. Moreover, this is a truly meaningful programe. The piano ensemble charity event was co-hosted by the Hengshui government and the Blüthner piano foundation to raise money for children who have vision problems.

Organisers of this event set 40 pianos on the event’s main stage, to mark the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up this year, while the rest were located in a local square. The pianos had a combined worth of more than 50m yuan.

The pianos have a combined worth of more than 50 million yuan ($7 million).

Thirty-three famous pianists come from eight countries and regions, such as Grigory Gruzman, Alexander Schimpf, Scott McBride Smith and Patricia Frehlich, joined hands with blind children, teachers, students and music enthusiasts from around China to play Marche Militaire in D Major by Franz Schuber at the same time. It can be said that many people including many social backgrounds take part in this meaningful programe.

The previous record was set in South Korea in 2007 when 555 people played together. The participants including visually impaired children were from eight countries an regions.

Watching video:

Video source: China Xinhua News





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