Finding the perfect orchestra chair is challenging. Some are uncomfortable, others too expensive. We’ve tried to make it easier to find the perfect orchestra chair by curating a list of the best orchestra chairs. Read on to find out which ones we like most.
What to Look For in Orchestra Chairs
Finding the perfect orchestra chair requires you to evaluate the chairs on several features.
No Arm Rests
While normally chairs are more comfortable with armrests, music chairs should not have armrests in order to allow free movement. Many instruments require musicians to move their arms and elbows around and armrests restrict this movement.
Padding on seats is really a musician’s choice. It’s usually much more comfortable but can affect posture. You could get a removable pad if you want to only be comfortable sometimes.
Best Orchestra Chairs
1. ADJUSTRITE Musician’s Chair by Vivo USA
ADJUSTRITE makes great music chairs for orchestras and cello players. The padding gives players extra support and provides hours of comfort for performances or gigs. The only downside is the high price, but for smaller ensembles, these are a great option.
2. EMMA + OLIVER Band/Orchestra Chair
If you’re looking for a combination of durability, affordability, and aesthetics, this is the perfect orchestra chair. It features a 97-degree seat-to-back angle for good posture and breathing. The feet of the legs have plastic coverings to protect floors.
3. Wenger NOTA Standard Music Posture Chair
Another great Wenger chair, the NOTA music posture chair features two seating zones for sitting in the chair (engaged) and sitting at the front of the chair (perched). The convex back also provides lumbar support which gives additional freedom of movement.
4. Wenger NOTA conBRIO Standard Music Posture Chair
The unique legs on the conBRIO Wegner chair gives more freedom of movement and the waterfall shaped front accomodates a wide arange of body sizes. Very durable and extremely comfortable.
5. HERCULES Series Black Music Chair
A classic orchestra and band chair, the HERCULES music chair meets the needs of many ensembles. It is one of the most affordable music chairs on this list as well. The back legs are angled to provide choral and band pitch.
7. Flash Furniture Comfort Black Chair
A comfortable 4-leg chair, the Flash Furniture chair features contoured cushions and black fabric upholstery. It is a great, basic chair for any orchestra.
8. 12″ School Stack Chair
These stackable plastic chairs are an affordable option for young students. They are very durable that conventiently stack for classroom storage and the perfect height for kids.
9. Wenger NOTA Premier Music Posture Chair
The premier version of the NOTA chair features luxurious padding, two patented seating zones, and a waterfall front to fit multiple body sizes. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it especially for a private studio.
10. Music Back Folding Chair
If you’re looking for an elegant music chair, this wooden chair by Stakmore features a stylized, harp design back and a padded seat. The chairs are finished with a warm cherry stain that gives it a glow. It also conventiently folds for storage.