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« on: December 20, 2004, 02:16:24 AM »

Okay, I'll start off saying this is not original - I got the idea from another unamed forum.    But, on that forum, the poster had all 12 months already slated.  I'd like to know what others think.  So, I'll start with my personal favorite  and give her January - Olga Kern.  I saw her perform last spring and was totally awestruck.   So, who would you choose to fill the spreads for the other 11 months?



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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004, 04:04:26 AM »

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Since there doesn't seem to be any interest in equal time for the men,  I have, alas, sent Mr. Anderszewski back to the web. (Sigh!)
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004, 04:11:20 AM »

Oh, this is outrageous!  How insulting to women! tsk tsk tsk

Of course, when it's finished I will need a complete copy to peruse to find out how outraged and insulted I am in the privacy of my own home.  Roll Eyes

How dare you I say!  How could you?  How could you fill up a calendar like that with pianists?  Really!  I can't really think of any professional female pianists that would be considered "knockouts."  Maybe it would be a one-month calendar.  I don't know a whole lot of performers though either, so.... maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.  You could fill a "Babes" of the Piano calendar quite easily if it were supposed to be more of a joke.

I was also wondering what's this doing in the "Performance" board?   Wink

I wouldn't be interested in a Studs of the Piano calendar, but I have heard the idea that male performers can have an easier time getting an audience because rich women with time on hands may fill the audience. Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004, 04:45:38 AM »

/Guy mode on



Phwoar! she can play with my instrument anytime she wants! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004, 04:50:16 AM »

Olga Kern.... yes... Is that a current picture?  Is she still alive?

This may sound nerdy, but I would actually be interested in a "Piano" Calendar -- just different pictures of pianos for each month, no people included.
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 05:06:18 AM »



She's quite a player too http://muza.free.fr

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2004, 05:12:39 AM »

This may sound nerdy, but I would actually be interested in a "Piano" Calendar -- just different pictures of pianos for each month, no people included.




No, that doesn't sound nerdy........*Cough-Weirdo-COugh!* Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2004, 11:05:02 AM »

me and maylafox playing our duet in our diamond accessories!!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2004, 01:37:01 PM »

You're in, Tash.  Where's the picture? Wink

How about this duo:  Duo Hamel Sanchez.  Elena Hamel, the one toward the back is the sweetheart of another forum.  They *are* a dynamic duo and not  too hard on the eyes.





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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2004, 01:42:23 PM »

Bob, Olga Kern is alive and well.  I don't think she's hit 30 yet.  She was the co-gold medal winner at the last Van Kliburn.  She is actually much more beautiful on stage.  She's very lithe and willowy, she interacts with the crowd with coy glances and smiles, and she has the most beautiful gowns, which she changes at intermission.

Sharon, studs are always welcome, but I think women in piano have traditionally gotten short shrift.  They *need* the boost.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2004, 01:51:14 PM »

And then there are the Labeque sisters.  I've been a big fan of theirs.  Been a big fan of piano four hand music in general, but have had not luck coming up with a partner. Embarrassed

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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2004, 02:50:05 PM »

How about Marta Aznavoorian? http://www.kpworld.org/lincolntrio/biographies/aznavoorian.htm

I went to school with her, gorgeous exotic looking girl and fabulous pianist!  Thanks for the plug Kathy!


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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2004, 02:59:46 PM »

How about Marta Aznavoorian? http://www.kpworld.org/lincolntrio/biographies/aznavoorian.htm

I went to school with her, gorgeous exotic looking girl and fabulous pianist!  Thanks for the plug Kathy!


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  Marta and I were in the same piano competition as 11 year olds.  She's certainly grown up, heh.

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2004, 08:34:54 PM »

Took way too long for Hélène Grimaud to get mentioned...
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2004, 09:56:28 PM »

Took way too long for Hélène Grimaud to get mentioned...

Yes, I agree!

Miss March! Grin





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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2004, 11:52:24 PM »

Lets save a month for Noriko Ogawa:

http://www.norikoogawa.com

I received one of her CD's last week.......very fine playing indeed !


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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2004, 12:28:54 AM »

How about this duo:  Duo Hamel Sanchez.  Elena Hamel, the one toward the back is the sweetheart of another forum.  They *are* a dynamic duo and not  too hard on the eyes.

... not too hard on the eyes, no.  Wink

Helene Grimuld... omg.....   I had no idea a person like that existed.   Shocked Shocked Shocked  Stunning!  And if she plays really well too -- how perfect!

(plays a perfect fifth on the piano)  G!  D!


(Stares.... shocked and awed...  Shocked Shocked Shocked....)

Oh..... (heart aches) Huh Cry Undecided


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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2004, 12:56:28 AM »

Let's throw a JAZZ Pianist into the mix: Yoko Maruyama



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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2004, 01:06:41 AM »

The picture on Yoko's website under Bio is MUCH more  beautiful.  Shocked

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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2004, 02:40:07 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2004, 03:03:40 AM »




Liz Story


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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2004, 05:36:36 PM »

Oh!  I had almost forgotten my favourite!  Embarrassed

Valentina Igoshina!

I present : Miss July! 




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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2004, 05:44:36 PM »

Speaking of great CDs, can we add the Ahn Trio - or at least their pianist.  They are hot - visually as well as musically.



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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2004, 07:33:47 PM »

Nice idea, K---- oops, Athy.  But I'm a girl, so .... <shrug> ...  there are other ideas for calendars that are more appealing to me. 

I like Bob's idea of having a different piano grace each month's page!
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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2004, 10:48:19 PM »

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What's the matter with a piano hunks calendar too?

And equally - what's the matter with making money?  I think this has commercial potential - if it hasn''t been done...

Could also attract teens to the field - show them classical musicnas can be cool,  a form of advertising.

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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2004, 10:59:21 PM »

All right...if we start talking about piano hunks, I will once again be forced to post Piotr Anderszewski's pic.
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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2004, 11:42:47 PM »

Sharon, I think a new thread is in order [wink, wink]. 

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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2004, 12:33:52 AM »

Ladies and gentlemen:  Presenting Naida Cole, Miss December (my birthday month  Wink)

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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2004, 12:38:25 AM »

ooo  Nadia Cole is interesting.


I don't think we need a Hunks of the Piano calendar.  No interest in that. 

I found a site on Helene G.  She looks very different in many pictures.  Disappointing how much different she looked.  I still smile when I see these pic's of her though.(sigh)  The search continues...

I bet people would accuse women of selling out if a calendar like that was actually made.  Selling "sizzle" instead of the substance of the music.  It's still an interesting idea to imagine classical music as commericial and popular as something like American Idol though.
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2004, 12:46:20 AM »


I don't think we need a Hunks of the Piano calendar.  No interest in that. 



Exactly. I could not agree more. Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2004, 01:49:56 AM »

I guess you ladies are out of luck.  Bernhard has spoken.  Cheesy   lol
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2004, 01:50:50 AM »

yeah well you're a guy so why would you

meanwhile i want a hunks of piano calendar!
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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2004, 01:55:54 AM »

Ah Ah Ah! (wags finger at Tash)   Don't argue with Bernhard.

(thinks of play on words about turning guy calendar in hunks (pieces) of piano calendar.... I joking here too.  No offense to anyone)
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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2005, 10:38:54 PM »

yeah well you're a guy so why would you

meanwhile i want a hunks of piano calendar!

Here is a suggestions: Why not start a thread on it?

Let us see how much interest that generates...
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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2005, 11:51:50 PM »

Hmmmmm? 

I think a Bernhard calendar is in order. Cool
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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2005, 02:18:31 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2005, 05:20:19 AM »

Hmmmmm? 

I think a Bernhard calendar is in order. Cool

Oh no, Bernie will get a big head now!!
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« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2005, 05:38:34 AM »

Shelb said:

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What's the matter with a piano hunks calendar too?


Are there any piano hunks?  I haven't seen a one - ever!
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« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2005, 06:55:40 AM »

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« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2005, 01:25:51 PM »

OK, let's offer the ladies something too.

For the mature lady who knows what she wants:
http://www.knoxvillesymphony.com/bios/wolfram.htm
http://www.francescolibetta.it/
http://www.ffguy.com/
http://www.deccaclassics.com/features/thibaudet/satie/freindex.htm
http://www.clayderman.co.uk/

For the lady who wants to cut some hair:
http://www.langlang.com/
http://www.papadiamandis.com/
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/artist/one.htms?ART_ID=LIYUN

For the younger lady (or the mature lady who knows what she wants  Wink ):
http://www.martinstadtfeld.de Cheesy
http://www.alexandretharaud.com/
http://www.cedrictiberghien.com/
http://www.jeanmuller.lu/
http://www.gramophone.ca/lemelin/
http://www.vahan-mardirossian.com/

For the weird lady:
http://www.buchbinder.net/

For the adventurous lady:
http://www.andreas-bach.com/
http://www.francescoschlime.com
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/francoischaplin/
http://www.andsnes.com/
http://lugansky.homestead.com/
http://www.robertoplano.com/index.php?width=1920&height=1200

And some more for the guys (or some ladies):
http://www.vera.new.fr/ Cheesy
http://www.ednastern.com/
http://www.eliane-reyes.be.tf/
http://site.voila.fr/isabelleoehmichen/
http://www.labeque.com/photos/index.asp  Cheesy
http://www.lydiajardon.com/index_fr.html
http://www.inventique.com/
http://www.ursuleasa.com/intro.htm
http://www.soniarubinsky.com/about.html
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« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2005, 05:07:12 PM »

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« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2005, 06:12:14 PM »

For a little ebony and ivory: the Glen Inanga-Jennifer Micallef duo.
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« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2005, 06:13:33 PM »

I think Alfred Brendel should be included in the hunks of piano calendar.... 

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« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2005, 06:42:41 PM »

ooooh Laah Laaah ....  Kiss

Thanks xvimbi!  Somehow, and I have no idea how  Wink, this thread has now found it's way to my "favorites" list Grin Cool

(We should definitely also have a formal "Hunks of the Piano Forum" situation going on here... hmmm... interest is generating already...)

Agree!!! Maylafox, you are now appointed to get the ball rolling here!!  This is LONG overdue!!!  btw--us women here, though we are few in number, we have MUCH to offer!  So maybe we should make a "Babes of Piano Forum" calendar!!  (oooooo!!!)  Ok girls, send me your pic and I will make one!!! 

(rubs hands together)

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« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2005, 11:19:55 PM »

Vera Gornostayeva






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« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2005, 03:32:54 AM »

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« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2005, 12:12:05 PM »

Here's some other pictures of notable pianists who also happen to be hot enough to include in any "Babes of Piano" calendar.  Some of these have already been mentioned.

Ali Wood


Angela Jia Kim


Desirae Brown and Deondra Brown


Carolyn Kotok


Christine Anderson


How about our very own Elena Hammel... Smiley


Naida Cole


Tanya Bannister


...And for jazz piano:

Renee Rosnes

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« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2005, 01:42:51 PM »

Took way too long for Hélène Grimaud to get mentioned...

She truly is beautfiful in the most classic sense; no sexy gowns or seductive poses needed to drive the point home.  She gets my vote for calendar girl of the year.
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« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2005, 07:04:18 PM »

Claire Marie Le Guay Cool


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