More than 4,600 Taiwanese school children set a world record for the greatest number of people playing the violin at the same time.
An official from Guinness World Records witnessed the event that brought together 4,645 children aged under 18 at a stadium in central Changhua county, the county government said.
The performance was 30 seconds longer than the required minimum of five minutes, it said.
"Creating a world record is not our goal. The event is to review a music education promotion programme for schoolchildren launched seven years ago," Chang Chueh-fen, a county official, told AFP.
The previous world record was set in 1925 in London when 4,000 violinists performed.