Impressive: cellist manages to play Flight of the Bumblebee while his endpin collapses

Roberto Trainini somehow manages to keep playing this fiendish piece as his instrument lets him down…

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A cellist’s endpin is literally the thing that keeps them from sinking to the floor in an embarrassed heap.

Here, Roberto Traini is playing the hugely tricky Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov when it becomes clear that the endpin is not going to support him on this occasion.

His reaction? Improvise…