The Formula One season, thankfully just concluded, spells a hiatus of classical concert activity in Singapore. With time on my hands two years ago, I came up with a list of crazy classical musician lookalikes. Here's more, updated to present headline news, starting with a couple of familiar faces.
|This one is an old chestnut. Who thought that one of the world's |
greatest pianist Radu Lupu could look like the world's
greatest terrorist Osama bin Laden?
|When French pianist Frank Braley goes to church,|
people think it's the second coming of Jesus Christ.
|Benjamin Grosvenor is now the hottest pianist in UK,|
just like the Hobbits (Pippin) in Middle Earth.
|Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna has an eye for notes like|
recent Arsenal signing Mesut Özil has an eye for the ball.
|Another one for the pianist-terrorist connection:|
Did anyone think that Yevgeny Sudbin (left) and
Amir Tebinikhin (right) resembled convicted
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
|In classical music, it does pay for Russian pianist-pedagogue|
Mikhail Voskresensky to look like Beethoven.
|Prize-winning American pianist Lindsay Garritson|
looks like the young and prettier sister of MILF
Jennifer Coolidge (of American Pie and Legally Blonde)
|Russian pianist Vadim Sakharov (who killed Beethoven's |
Emperor Concerto here years ago) and
Liam Neeson of Taken who kills terrorists.
|What is it with pianists and actors?|
Korean-American pianist Tong-Il Han and
Hawaiian actor Clyde Kusatsu.
|Young American pianist Steven Lin |
and Singaporean conductor Joshua Tan.
AND NOW FOR THE YONG SIEW TOH
|Did you know why they named the Alpine |
rescue-dog a St Bernard? Now you know.
Bernard Lanskey is also a great Beethoven interpreter.
|After that Brahms Second Piano Concerto, one could be forgiven|
for thinking that WWE's Kane (with his patented chokeslam)
stood in for piano supremo Thomas Hecht.
|The pianist and terrorist connection continues.|
Which are the Bali bombers and which is Albert Tiu?
|Both come from Russia. Pianist Kerim Vergazov|
and General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) from Octopussy.
One dominates the keyboard and the other hoped
to dominate Western Europe
NO PIANISTS FROM NOW ON:
|Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos (centre) did look|
a lot like Groucho Marx several years ago.
|Which is cellist Matthew Barley and |
which is porn producer Seymore Butts?
The guy married to Viktoria Mullova is one the right.
|The ever-young Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen|
does look a bit like US actor Mark Harmon (NCIS)
|If you don't believe it, here are their younger photos.|