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Offline dreamaurora

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Good looking pianists
« on: April 19, 2003, 03:37:36 PM »
Hmm, which pianists do you guys thing have that good marketable good looks. Seems like nowadays to really go into the masses is to have good looks as well. Can recommend a pretty female pianist that is pretty enough to be pinned up as a poster  ;D ?


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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #1 on: April 20, 2003, 12:59:20 AM »
Hey thats really funny dreamaurora!  ;D
Well, do you know Argerich? she is quite old now but she used to be pretty when she was young. Uchida is a female pianist.
Ashkenazy used to be considered very handsome. But he's old now too....  :-/
Evgeny Kissin??
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Offline ciocia_fifi

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #2 on: April 20, 2003, 01:32:52 AM »
i ve just seen martha argerich life, and she s still terrific- she plays like a godess, and looks like some statue or sth.. she s gotTHAT soecial thing, that u cannot name , which makes here so special and irrepplecable!!
but its interesting 2 discuss that, espsly nowadays, when even the classical music becomes sth commercial. some of my friends advised me 2 add some naked calendar 2 my 1st cd ;D but seriously:this is a part of business: just imagine some musical ignorant who is supposed 2 buy some cd , just 2 impress the others (which is typical:((.. ) ;would he choose a label with some old guy ( no matter how great he plays), or with some young, blonde chick with big...smile ;) be realistic!!  :D
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #3 on: April 20, 2003, 03:40:09 AM »
What about musicians who aren't pianists?

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #4 on: April 20, 2003, 06:14:15 AM »
Horowitz was considered handsome when he was younger as well.
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #5 on: April 20, 2003, 06:16:30 AM »
sapphire,

About musicians who aren't pianists - maybe Chet Baker?  He did the trumpet.  He was considered very handsome in his time but gradually took on drugs.  Before that, he was at the peak of his career but depression caught up.  He died when he was only thirty-something.
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Offline dreamaurora

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #6 on: April 20, 2003, 07:06:22 PM »
Hmm, how about the Russian pianist , Nikolai Lugansky. I think he got the killer look that a lot of ladies will kill for . Evgeny Kissin has that charming boyish look. Then there is this chinese pianist Li Yundi that is Takuya Kimura ( a very famous Japanese actore ) lookalike. Hmm, somehow , I don't dig Martha Argerich, she looks...too serious. Hmm, i remember seeing this advertisement on gramophone magazine about this cd by this french female pianist. She looks really cute, she play rachamaninov etude tableux on the cd, hmm, can someone tell who she is. Or any more chinese or japanese pianists to recommend. I am a chinese, so naturally i will like that asian look. Hmm, speaking of japanese pianist, Noriko Ogawa don't look bad, but she's getting older too.

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #7 on: April 20, 2003, 09:00:22 PM »
Piano playing per se is not conducive to retaining good looks.  Most people when young whether pianists or not look quite presentable but pianists as they age may develop that myopic look from reading all those notes and the posture may sag through hours and hours of sitting at the keyboard and lack of exercise.  The complexion may sallow after years of sitting indoors at the piano.
If we are looking for sexy glamour then we should become sports stars or actors.  
More importantly however, the pianist acquires a life long accomplishment and a cultural and intellectual acquisition that will  outlive superficial looks which are on the downward slope after 30.
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #8 on: April 20, 2003, 10:48:35 PM »
u r absolutely right tosca, but we still have 2 face the realities - the business is cruel sts ! and its such a paranoia: being a young , lets say- quite pleasant 4 the eyes of d audience:) chick, i am confrotated with different reactions. what i really hate, is when pple look at me and then judge: nooo, shes 2 hot 2 be a deep-thinking, analysing individual... and then , if i want 2 "hide"myself  beyond d music, i hear some voices- hey girl, u gotta be noticable, u r a product of marketing! thats sick.  :P
lets forget abt it. some dffrnt thing i wanted 2 ask: would u agree that being with music, (growing up in this fantastic world which combines the emotions, philosophy and beauty)- can influence not only our soul&mind, but also our facial features&behaviour? again: its based on my experiences-nb ever imagines that im only 20, by looking at me. espclly when i play. music has created me as a human being........
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #9 on: April 21, 2003, 04:18:06 AM »
I don't think looks are important in a pianist at all.  As Robert said, if you want to have a career based on looks, you should go for an actress or something along that line.

ciocia_fifi,

In regards to what you said about people thinking, "no, she's too hot to be a deep thinking, analyzing individual," then perhaps it is them that are the superficial ones, to be labeling you before you even play a single note.

To me, playing the piano is about making music, not about how good you look.
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #10 on: April 21, 2003, 11:07:42 AM »
Hey, yes, its about music.
But dreamaurora just wanted to know which pianists are good looking....

Well, lets see...... Franz Liszt!  ;D
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«Reply #11 on: April 21, 2003, 01:00:53 PM »
i think edwin fischer was good looking
argerich is pretty

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #12 on: April 22, 2003, 01:46:54 AM »
u r right amee, i shouldnt take care about those superficial jerks ;) thats their problem... but maybe its the problem of many men in general? ::)
anw, here a talk  about sexism, feminism and so on begins....and thats no mo more the topic here, is it?:)
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Offline robert_henry

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #13 on: April 26, 2003, 09:10:25 AM »
Helene Grimaud.  She is beautiful.

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«Reply #14 on: April 26, 2003, 11:45:29 AM »
Alexandre Tharaud is young and handsome. He's a French pianist!
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #15 on: April 27, 2003, 10:04:08 PM »
The Eroica Trio. Poor girls got negatively pegged by their good looks, but they really are first rate musicians. The pianist of the trio coached me in chamber music all throughout high school and she was wonderful.

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #16 on: April 28, 2003, 08:03:24 AM »
Jonathan Aner of the Tel Aviv Trio... plus they've got a really cute violinist Matan givol!!! And Ira Givol is like a god with glasses
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #17 on: April 30, 2003, 04:02:55 AM »
Thanks a lot , Robert_Henry, Helene Grimaud is the French pianist i referred to on my first post. Hmm, on a side note , I do think that good looks do matter nowadays in this classical world. The younger audience is really into the eye candy and flash factor.

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #18 on: April 30, 2003, 10:30:01 PM »
I'm not gay, so I cannot speak from a personal point of view.  But I did hear that Paderewski was quite the ladies' man in his day.

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #19 on: May 02, 2003, 07:02:33 AM »
;DJOSH GROBAN can play the piano? i saw his concert on tv and he plays well.

David Foster says he plays the piano really GOOD.

will that count?  ???
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Offline la_carrenio2003

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #20 on: July 31, 2003, 07:19:20 PM »
Did you ever see Ivo Pogorelich? He's really handsome...
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #21 on: August 01, 2003, 02:15:51 AM »
Obviously none of you have seen me...

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #22 on: August 01, 2003, 02:34:43 AM »
Richard Claderman (sp?)
his good looks is what got him to the fame he has now.  he is also fairly filthy rich, tho hes not a good pianist.  i bought a recording, and it was horrible.  he basically played a watered down version of famous music, with an orchestral ensemble accompanying him.  heh...
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #23 on: August 03, 2003, 05:48:29 AM »
Helene Grimaud is the obvious example, as for the guys I know a few people into Peter Jablonski ::)
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #24 on: August 03, 2003, 08:58:35 AM »
Good looking pianists?  Not in THIS town!  And whoever said that Nicolai Lugansky was hot must be a guy!  As a FEMALE, I think he's too skinny and pompous looking to be a real date!
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«Reply #25 on: August 06, 2003, 12:59:49 AM »
hey rock on youngvirtuoso, i must say i think i look better than all those famous guys 2 :)
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«Reply #26 on: August 06, 2003, 01:31:48 AM »
::) :-X
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #27 on: September 06, 2003, 08:30:34 PM »
wouldn't be cool if britney spears played the piano??  she is hot!  I could see her incorperating dance moves with her piano playing.  many possibilities with that bench!
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #28 on: September 06, 2003, 08:33:10 PM »
Billy Joel is the Bomb!! :-X hehe LOL
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #29 on: September 06, 2003, 08:40:48 PM »
ROFL

Helene Grimaud rocks!

And what about myself.. :P Ok, no comments please. lets' not turn this into "hotornot"..

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #30 on: September 07, 2003, 02:47:20 AM »
Norah Jones and Diana Krall,
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #31 on: September 11, 2003, 04:11:16 AM »
Nadia Cole

BTW, anybody heard of her? I happen to pick up a CD of hers.
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #32 on: August 03, 2015, 03:14:14 PM »
I don't think looks are important in a pianist at all.  As Robert said, if you want to have a career based on looks, you should go for an actress or something along that line.

ciocia_fifi,

In regards to what you said about people thinking, "no, she's too hot to be a deep thinking, analyzing individual," then perhaps it is them that are the superficial ones, to be labeling you before you even play a single note.

To me, playing the piano is about making music, not about how good you look.
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #33 on: August 03, 2015, 03:19:59 PM »
Yuja Wang is fairly hot.

But I'd say looks are fairly unimportant. Richter is one of my favourites and in this video he rather looks like frankenstein bopping about.


I'd also say Cziffra has a certain handsomeness perhaps. But I love 100% for his playing.
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #34 on: August 03, 2015, 06:07:06 PM »
That's right!

I'm sure that person who hasn't logged in since 2003 is happy you're backing her up.

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #35 on: August 03, 2015, 06:21:03 PM »
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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #36 on: August 05, 2015, 09:23:55 PM »

Alicia Keys...Lady Gaga

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #37 on: August 06, 2015, 03:28:44 AM »
I'm sure that person who hasn't logged in since 2003 is happy you're backing her up.

HAHA!  :D

he rather looks like frankenstein


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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #38 on: August 06, 2015, 08:02:42 AM »
Rafal Blechacz is good looking. Yuja Wang is incredible. Not to mention the fact that the young Martha Argerich was fire. Young Samson Francois was known for looks as well as a young Michelangeli.

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #39 on: August 09, 2015, 06:37:56 PM »
All I have to say is, this is an example of MAJOR bump to a forum thread...

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Re: Good looking pianists
«Reply #40 on: August 20, 2015, 02:40:06 AM »
I don't like to discuss stuff like this as I feel that I am objectifying them, and their purpose for performing is not to show off their looks... Even though I've responded to this, all artists should be known (and probably want to be known) for their musical legacy, above everything else

but Yuja Wang is... you know... and the young Argerich was quite attractive... Khatia Buniatishvilli would be quite sexy if she actually played well .____. many people think Grimaud is attractive.....

as for men, my Chinese friends fangirl over Yundi Li; I would think young Horowitz and Lipatti (who died far too young). And indeed, Samson Francois was known quite a bit for his "glamorous" lifestyle of drugs and tobacco (which is also a drug in itself...)