What Is The Minimum Amount Of People And Instruments For An Orchestra?

4 June 2019, 12:16

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Picture: Getty

What is the minimum amount of people and instruments needed for an orchestra?

Question:

What is the minimum amount of people and instruments needed for an orchestra?

Answer:

Sean, Maidenhead.

It depends! You can have as few as 4 or 5, as there are different names for different types of orchestras. No stipulation on the multiplicity of instruments. For example, a Sinfonietta can sometimes have only 5 cellos and 5 violins.

Qualification:

Daughter plays in the National Childrens Orchestra and goes to Royal College of Music. He asked her this question last week!

Comments

Loading...