Who was the youngest principal appointed to a major orchestra?


Gregor Piatigorsky was 15 years old when he was appointed as the principal cellist of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra in 1918. Also appointed at the age of 15 were:

Barry Tuckwell, third horn with the Melbourne Symphony (1946)
Neville Marriner, second violin for the London Symphony Orchestra (1939)
Raymond Cohen, violinist for the Halle Orchestra (1934)

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