Monday, 14 November 2011


This is getting quite addictive, so I've come up with more crazy and totally ridiculous lookalikes of classical musicans who we love and adore...

Did anyone notice the similarity between Gustavo Dudamel, Musical Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Outliers and What the Dude Saw?

This after seeing James Bond's Casino Royale - Russian conductor-pianist Mikhail Pletnev bears a strange resemblance to Scandinavian actor Mads Mikkelsen who played Le Chiffre.

Women power from Southeast Asia: Filipino pianist Cecile Licad and beleaguered new Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The bee-hive of Dame Fanny Waterman, founder and Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition, and a popular cartoon character from the comics of Malaysian cartoonist Lat.

Just do it! Nigerian-British pianist Glen Inanga is also an athelete, as is American basketball great Michael Jordan.

Also from Southest Asia, rising Singaporean conductor Adrian Tan and Thai artist-architect Chalermchai Kositpipat, creator of the surrealistic Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) of Chiang Rai.

Singaporean pianist Lim Yan looks like one of those young Shaolin Temple monks if he can be persuaded to don saffron robes.

This is a naughty one. Singaporean cellist Loke Hoe Kit shares a similar fashion sense with Sascha Baron Cohen's BrĂ¼no. (This is all the more curious as his teacher Nathaniel Rosen was a splitting image of Sascha Baron Cohen's Borat!)

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