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100 Pianist Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Pianist Sayings By Bernie Worrell: My mother wanted me to be a concert pianist. My mother wanted me to be a concert pianist. — Bernie Worrell
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Pianist Sayings By Alan Hovhaness: I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way. — Alan Hovhaness
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Pianist Sayings By Daniel Breaker: Classical pianist Awadagin Pratt. I first heard this eccentric and introverted performer when I was Classical pianist Awadagin Pratt. I first heard this eccentric and introverted performer when I was living in the Midwest. He was playing Brahms ballades - haunting. — Daniel Breaker
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Pianist Sayings By Skitch Henderson: I started off as a studio pianist in Hollywood. I started off as a studio pianist in Hollywood. — Skitch Henderson
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Pianist Sayings By Aaron Zigman: When I create I don't think in technical or mathematical terms until the idea is When I create I don't think in technical or mathematical terms until the idea is formulated Musical composition is formulated in improvisation. Once a pianist like myself sits down and begins to play and start thinking about what I am writing all of a sudden a little tune will emerge, a little spot light and I'll go, "That's interesting." — Aaron Zigman
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Pianist Sayings By Andrew Wyeth: I have a good friend, Rudolf Serkin, the pianist, a very sensitive man. I was I have a good friend, Rudolf Serkin, the pianist, a very sensitive man. I was talking to him one day backstage after a concert and I told him that I thought he had played particularly sensitively that day. I said, "You know, many pianists are brilliant, they strike the keys so well, but somehow you are different." "Ah," he said, "I don't think you should ever strike a key. You should pull the keys with your fingers." — Andrew Wyeth
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Pianist Sayings By Woody Allen: If I had my life to live over, I wish I could be a great If I had my life to live over, I wish I could be a great pianist or something. — Woody Allen
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Pianist Sayings By Patti Scialfa: When I was younger, I'd go to the Museum of Television and Radio in New When I was younger, I'd go to the Museum of Television and Radio in New York and watch this beautiful clip of Billie Holiday playing with a bassist, a pianist and Gerry Mulligan, who was a friend of mine, on baritone sax. At one point, she looks over at Gerry, and they just smile. When those moments happen, it's just lovely. — Patti Scialfa
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Pianist Sayings By Eric Butterworth: Ask any great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they have Ask any great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they have arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice. — Eric Butterworth
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Pianist Sayings By Nina Simone: I'm sorry that I did not become the world's first black classic pianist. I think I'm sorry that I did not become the world's first black classic pianist. I think I would have been happier. — Nina Simone
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Pianist Sayings By Alan Sugar: If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No. — Alan Sugar
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Pianist Sayings By Dudley Moore: It seems that a lot of people, who haven't known of me as a pianist, It seems that a lot of people, who haven't known of me as a pianist, think I've just started off as a comedian. And so for them the piano was something extra. But, of course, playing the piano was something that came before all of what's happened now. — Dudley Moore
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Pianist Sayings By Frankie Cosmos: I played piano for a lot of my childhood and stupidly quit. I wish I I played piano for a lot of my childhood and stupidly quit. I wish I hadn't - I could have been a great classical pianist! — Frankie Cosmos
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Pianist Sayings By Sebastian Rotella: That Raymond was something," Nestor said. "Very talented.""Perhaps not the best pianist." Bocha grimaced apologetically, That Raymond was something," Nestor said. "Very talented."
"Perhaps not the best pianist." Bocha grimaced apologetically, as if compelled to put that evaluation on the record.
"He used to tell me he was basically faking it on the piano," Pescatore said. "He said he played just well enough to get into trouble. — Sebastian Rotella
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Pianist Sayings By Alexander Kotov: Just as the pianist practices the most complicated pieces to improve the technique of his Just as the pianist practices the most complicated pieces to improve the technique of his fingers, so too a grandmaster must keep his vision in trim by daily analysis of positions with sharp possibilities, and this applies whether he prefers such positions in his play or not. — Alexander Kotov
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Pianist Sayings By Nina Stibbe: AB is an admirer of Les Dawson. AB says that only an extremely accomplished pianist AB is an admirer of Les Dawson. AB says that only an extremely accomplished pianist could to play as badly as Les Dawson (pretends to do). Maybe it's the same with S. Beckett. He could write a really good (sensible) play that everyone would get, but he doesn't.
Like Les Dawson, he's pretending to be crap. Which you can only do if you're a genius. — Nina Stibbe
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Pianist Sayings By John Berger: Painting is something that you need to do, if not every day, then certainly most Painting is something that you need to do, if not every day, then certainly most days. It is almost like being a pianist: if you stop, you lose something. — John Berger
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Pianist Sayings By Monica Bellucci: My body is an object of work. That's why I think to be an actor My body is an object of work. That's why I think to be an actor is one of the most violent jobs. If you're a pianist, you have your piano. If you're a guitarist, you have your guitar. But if you're a dancer, or you're an actor - your instrument is your body. — Monica Bellucci
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Pianist Sayings By Charlie Albright: I actually think that many of the musicians who have something meaningful to say don't I actually think that many of the musicians who have something meaningful to say don't win competitions. An incredible pianist like Horowitz had so much to say, but he might not win anything in competition because of his wrong notes. — Charlie Albright
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Pianist Sayings By Donald Bradman: The game of cricket existed long before I was born. It will be played centuries The game of cricket existed long before I was born. It will be played centuries after my demise. During my career I was privileged to give the public my interpretation of its character in the same way that a pianist might interpret the works of Beethoven. — Donald Bradman
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Pianist Sayings By Rafal Blechacz: My earliest memories about music are connected with going to church and listening to organ My earliest memories about music are connected with going to church and listening to organ music. I am not from a musical family, actually, and I remember my first musical fascination to be for organ music. I wanted to become an organist and not a pianist. — Rafal Blechacz
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Pianist Sayings By Nat Wolff: Jazz is a constant theme in my life. My father is a jazz pianist, and Jazz is a constant theme in my life. My father is a jazz pianist, and from an early age I have been surrounded by it. — Nat Wolff
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Pianist Sayings By Anthony Doerr: Now the piano makes a long, familiar run, the pianist playing different scales with each Now the piano makes a long, familiar run, the pianist playing different scales with each hand
what sounds like three hands, four
the harmonies like steadily thickening peals on a strand, and Werner sees six-year-old Jutta lean toward him, Frau Elena kneading bread in the background, a crystal radio in his lap, the cords of his soul not yet severed. — Anthony Doerr
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Pianist Sayings By John E. Walker: My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist. My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist. — John E. Walker
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Pianist Sayings By Victoria Kahler: The air was warm and heavy as sprinkles began to fall from the clouds high The air was warm and heavy as sprinkles began to fall from the clouds high above. The Triton glided through the waters and the whoosh of the ship combined with the steady beat of the rain to make a concerto, like a pianist fluttering his fingers on the keys at one end and running his fingers up and down the scales at the other. Expectancy hung in the air as the tune moved to a crescendo. — Victoria Kahler
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Pianist Sayings By Suzi Quatro: I joined an all-girl band in Detroit and, although I was a pianist and drummer, I joined an all-girl band in Detroit and, although I was a pianist and drummer, I was asked to play bass because no one else wanted to. When I strapped it on, it fit me as good as my leathers. At the first gig we played, I looked out at the audience and thought, 'This is what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my life.' — Suzi Quatro
Pianist Sayings By Charles McPherson: I met the pianist Barry Harris when I was about fifteen. He would show me I met the pianist Barry Harris when I was about fifteen. He would show me changes, which I had no idea existed. I knew about scales, but I didn't think about chords. I was fortunate in that he lived right around the corner so I'd be at his house almost every day and he showed me about playing melodies over chords. After about three years, I could play some gigs. I worked with drummer Roy Brooks and other guys my age at that time, like trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer. Some of the older guys were Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins and Louis Hayes — Charles McPherson
Pianist Sayings By Shook: Shook is the musical universe I created. I come from a classical and jazz background Shook is the musical universe I created. I come from a classical and jazz background and my father is a jazz pianist, so my world bears largely the marks of this influence. As a sort of gateway, I started composing my own music on the computer at the age of 13. Before Shook, I had not yet discovered the kind of music I wanted to dedicate myself to, so I did a little of everything. — Shook
Pianist Sayings By Robert Pattinson: My dream job is being a pianist My dream job is being a pianistRobert Pattinson
Pianist Sayings By David Finckel: Even if you are a pianist, your concerto repertoire is very limited compared to what Even if you are a pianist, your concerto repertoire is very limited compared to what your chamber repertoire would be if you were a chamber music pianist. — David Finckel
Pianist Sayings By Lady Gaga: I'm the lady by day, and I'm Gaga by night. And I'm always going to I'm the lady by day, and I'm Gaga by night. And I'm always going to be that way, because it's a testament to your discipline as a musician. I do like to drink, I like to get crazy, I like to go out with my friends, and I like to sing rock and roll. I used to go-go dance! And I like to be inspired by young artists, people like Millie who are outrageously hard, disciplined individuals. But at the end of the day I'm a classically trained pianist and I'm a singer, and that's what allows the girl that goes out at night to also go on stage with Tony Bennett at Lincoln Center. Because I know how to do it. — Lady Gaga
Pianist Sayings By Kate Chopin: A general air of surprise and genuine satisfaction fell upon everyone as they saw the A general air of surprise and genuine satisfaction fell upon everyone as they saw the pianist enter. — Kate Chopin
Pianist Sayings By Jai Clare: I am in love with a pianist, without his piano what is he? I am in love with a pianist, without his piano what is he? — Jai Clare
Pianist Sayings By Roberta Flack: Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color. He used the piano as his canvas. — Roberta Flack
Pianist Sayings By Oscar Wilde: In one dancing saloon I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have In one dancing saloon I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across. Over the piano was printed a notice: 'Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.' — Oscar Wilde
Pianist Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: We lived on 82nd Street and the Metropolitan Museum was my short cut to Central We lived on 82nd Street and the Metropolitan Museum was my short cut to Central Park. I wrote:
"I go into the museum
and look at all the pictures on the walls.
Instead of feeling my own insignificance
I want to go straight home and paint."
A great painting, or symphony, or play, doesn't diminish us, but enlarges us, and we, too, want to make our own cry of affirmation to the power of creation behind the universe. This surge of creativity has nothing to do with competition, or degree of talent. When I hear a superb pianist, I can't wait to get to my own piano, and I play about as well now as I did when I was ten. A great novel, rather than discouraging me, simply makes me want to write. This response on the part of any artist is the need to make incarnate the new awareness we have been granted through the genius of someone else. — Madeleine L'Engle
Pianist Sayings By Nat King Cole: I ... started out to become a jazz pianist; in the meantime I started singing I ... started out to become a jazz pianist; in the meantime I started singing and I sang the way I felt and that's just the way it came out. — Nat King Cole
Pianist Sayings By Jeff Buckley: The people who raised me musically are my mother, who is a classically trained pianist, The people who raised me musically are my mother, who is a classically trained pianist, and my stepfather. — Jeff Buckley
Pianist Sayings By Kerry Washington: I don't think I'm even close to fulfilling my potential. And I think also that, I don't think I'm even close to fulfilling my potential. And I think also that, unlike a pianist or a flutist, an actor has an instrument that is constantly changing. — Kerry Washington
Pianist Sayings By Dustin Hoffman: I wanted to be a jazz pianist, but I wasn't good enough. I got into I wanted to be a jazz pianist, but I wasn't good enough. I got into city college because I didn't have the grades to get into university. I took acting because it was a way to get three credits. I just needed three credits and my friend told me to take acting because it was like gym - nobody fails you. I took it and that's literally how I got involved in acting. — Dustin Hoffman
Pianist Sayings By Kirsten Nelson: I wanted to be a concert pianist at Carnegie Hall; that is what I wanted I wanted to be a concert pianist at Carnegie Hall; that is what I wanted to do from really early on. — Kirsten Nelson
Pianist Sayings By Fiona Shaw: My mother adores singing and plays piano. My uncle was a phenomenal pianist. My brother My mother adores singing and plays piano. My uncle was a phenomenal pianist. My brother John is a double bassist. I used to play the piano, badly, and cello. My brother Peter played violin. — Fiona Shaw
Pianist Sayings By Amy Tan: My parents told me I would become a doctor and then in my spare time My parents told me I would become a doctor and then in my spare time I would become a concert pianist. So, both my day job and my spare time were sort of taken care of. — Amy Tan
Pianist Sayings By Amy Lee: I wanted to be a veterinarian until I saw a video of a vet performing I wanted to be a veterinarian until I saw a video of a vet performing surgery on a dog. Then I decided I wanted to be a pianist. — Amy Lee
Pianist Sayings By Zedd: For the longest time, I wanted to become a pianist. That was kinda my thing. For the longest time, I wanted to become a pianist. That was kinda my thing. — Zedd
Pianist Sayings By Vidal Sassoon: 'The Pianist' is a movie I could watch over and over again. 'The Pianist' is a movie I could watch over and over again. — Vidal Sassoon
Pianist Sayings By Julie Halpern: I know a flute player is technically called a "flautist," but something about it sounds I know a flute player is technically called a "flautist," but something about it sounds a little sketchy, as does "pianist," so I will refrain. — Julie Halpern
Pianist Sayings By Rachel Bloom: I've loved musical theater ever since I was a kid. My mother's a pianist, and I've loved musical theater ever since I was a kid. My mother's a pianist, and my grandfather was an amateur theater director and stand-up comic. And I was an only child. And I loved attention. So from an early age, my family was teaching old musical songs. — Rachel Bloom
Pianist Sayings By Birdy: My mom's a concert pianist, so she started teaching me when I was around seven. My mom's a concert pianist, so she started teaching me when I was around seven. When I was eight, I started writing my own songs, and kinda started putting piano and singing together. But I'm trained classically, which is a big influence on me, I think. — Birdy
Pianist Sayings By Donal Henahan: Miss Petrowska,an excellent pianist, held the audience transfixed with Chou Wen-chung's work. Miss Petrowska was Miss Petrowska,an excellent pianist, held the audience transfixed with Chou Wen-chung's work. Miss Petrowska was coolness itself in getting the hardware into the piano and out again ... in Messiaen, a feeling for the music's reverent sobriety combined to produce an absorbing performance. — Donal Henahan
Pianist Sayings By Ray Bradbury: We must take arms each and every day, perhaps knowing that the battle cannot be We must take arms each and every day, perhaps knowing that the battle cannot be entirely won, but fight we must, if only a gentle bout. The smallest effort to win means, at the end of each day, a sort of victory. Remember that pianist who said that if he did not pratice every day he would know, if he did not practice for two days, the critics would know, after three days, his audiences would know.
A variation of this is true for writers. Not that your style, whatever that is, would melt out of shape in those few days.
But what would happen is that the world would catch up with and try to sicken you. If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act crazy, or both. — Ray Bradbury
Pianist Sayings By Benny Green: The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's Dream' almost every day from the time I was born. — Benny Green
Pianist Sayings By Yoko Ono: My father was a banker, but he was an independent spirit. He was a very My father was a banker, but he was an independent spirit. He was a very good pianist and very much into music. — Yoko Ono
Pianist Sayings By Mike Stoller: I heard a young black pianist. He was a teenager, I was eight years old, I heard a young black pianist. He was a teenager, I was eight years old, and he was playing boogie-woogie, and he just knocked me out. He thought he was alone in the old barn on the beat-up upright piano, but I was hiding in the corner so he wouldn't see me. — Mike Stoller
Pianist Sayings By Michala Petri: It was quite unusual to use the recorder as a concert instrument. But my mother, It was quite unusual to use the recorder as a concert instrument. But my mother, a pianist, actually helped me a lot by assuming that anything done on the piano can easily be done on the recorder! She helped me with technique and was just as critical about my playing as she was with her own. I think that has been one of my fortunes. — Michala Petri
Pianist Sayings By Tammara Webber: Smugly on the other side of Kelly, our pianist, who'd opted Smugly on the other side of Kelly, our pianist, who'd opted — Tammara Webber
Pianist Sayings By Stephanie Clifford: Somewhere in the city, an orange cat finished chewing on a marjoram plant next to Somewhere in the city, an orange cat finished chewing on a marjoram plant next to his studio apartment's door and leapt purring onto the shoulder of his owner, home early from work. Somewhere in the city, a young Chinese pianist sat down at a rehearsal hall and let his fingers play the first opening notes of the Emperor Concerto, notes that would envelop the small girl in row D of the Philharmonic that night in a shimmering cloud. A boy in Staten Island touched his finger to the lower back of the girl who had been just a friend until then. A woman in Hell's Kitchen stood in her dark attic garret, her paintbrush in hand, and stepped back from the painting of chartreuse highway and forest-green sky that had taken her two years to complete. A clerk in a Brooklyn bodega tapped her crimson fingernail on a box of gripe water, reassuring the new mother holding a wailing baby, and the mother's grateful smile almost made both of them cry themselves. — Stephanie Clifford
Pianist Sayings By Robert Glasper: When I hear the words jazz pianist, that just means I have the skills to When I hear the words jazz pianist, that just means I have the skills to do most things. Because to be a jazz pianist, even to be a bad jazz pianist, you have to be pretty good. — Robert Glasper
Pianist Sayings By Tiffany Reisz: The pianist smiled at him, a smile of amusement with only the barest hint of The pianist smiled at him, a smile of amusement with only the barest hint of apology. And not the least bit of shame. Fuck.
No ... not that. Anything but that . Whatever hope had been in Kingsley's heart a second earlier shattered and died like the last stray note of a symphony. The old love, the old desire coursed through his veins and into his heart, and there was no stopping it. He met the blond pianist's eyes - the priest's eyes - and released the breath he'd forgotten he'd been holding.
"Mon Dieu ... "
My God. — Tiffany Reisz
Pianist Sayings By Brad Mehldau: There's a pianist out of Boston who made a beautiful record for the Fresh Sound There's a pianist out of Boston who made a beautiful record for the Fresh Sound label called 'Sketch Book'; his name is Vardan Ovsepian — Brad Mehldau
Pianist Sayings By Maya Angelou: Like a pianist runs her fingers over the keys, I'll search my mind for what Like a pianist runs her fingers over the keys, I'll search my mind for what to say. Now, the poem may want you to write it. And then sometimes you see a situation and think, 'I'd like to write about that.' Those are two different ways of being approached by a poem, or approaching a poem. — Maya Angelou
Pianist Sayings By Grace Jones: My dad's family were political and he was always a theatrical creature, whereas my mum My dad's family were political and he was always a theatrical creature, whereas my mum is really musical and her father was the touring pianist with Nat King Cole. My family was an explosive mixture of politics, religion and music - no wonder I turned out how I did. — Grace Jones
Pianist Sayings By Elizabeth Strout: Inside the music like this, she understood many things. She understood that Simon was a Inside the music like this, she understood many things. She understood that Simon was a disappointed man if he needed, at this age, to tell her he had pitied her for years. She understood that as he drove his car back down the coast toward Boston, toward his wife with whom he had raised three children, that something in him would be satisfied to have witnessed her the way he had tonight, and she understood that this form of comfort was true for many people, as it made Malcolm feel better to call Walter Dalton a pathetic fairy, but it was thin milk, this form of nourishment; it could not change that you had wanted to be a concert pianist and ended up a real estate lawyer, that you had married a woman and stayed married to her for thirty years, when she did not ever find you lovely in bed. — Elizabeth Strout
Pianist Sayings By Ottessa Moshfegh: I was the first person in my family born in the United States. My mom I was the first person in my family born in the United States. My mom is from Croatia, and my dad is from Iran. They met at music school in Belgium. I grew up as a pianist. — Ottessa Moshfegh
Pianist Sayings By Robert Greenberg: Along the way [Mozart] got married; fathered seven children (two of whom survived into adulthood); Along the way [Mozart] got married; fathered seven children (two of whom survived into adulthood); performed as a pianist; violinist; and conductor; maintained a successful teaching studio; wrote thousands of letters; traveled widely; attended the theater religiously; played cards, billiards, and bocce; and rode horseback for exercise. Not bad for someone portrayed as a giggling idiot in the movies. — Robert Greenberg
Pianist Sayings By Carolyn See: Whenever I open a book about jazz, I turn to the index and look for Whenever I open a book about jazz, I turn to the index and look for Lennie Tristano, the incredible pianist; Lee Konitz, the luminous alto sax player; and Warne Marsh, the tenor player who captured some of the most beautiful sounds in the world. — Carolyn See
Pianist Sayings By Ayn Rand: The writer who develops a beautiful style, but has nothing to say, represents a kind The writer who develops a beautiful style, but has nothing to say, represents a kind of arrested esthetic development; he is like a pianist who acquires a brilliant technique by playing finger-exercises, but never gives a concert. — Ayn Rand
Pianist Sayings By Richard Bach: Right at the beginning, before the pianist could get her wheels up and fly into Right at the beginning, before the pianist could get her wheels up and fly into that storm, she was hit with a con brio, which I figured meant she had to play either with brightness, with coldness, or with cheese. — Richard Bach
Pianist Sayings By Michala Petri: My father is a violinist and my mother is a pianist, so I've been hearing My father is a violinist and my mother is a pianist, so I've been hearing music all my life. I started playing at three and had my first music teacher at five. — Michala Petri
Pianist Sayings By Rufus Wainwright: The artist who gave me the most inspiration and direction, especially as a singer - The artist who gave me the most inspiration and direction, especially as a singer - and I absolutely consider myself a singer, 100 percent - is Nina Simone. She's my ultimate pianist-singer-type person. — Rufus Wainwright
Pianist Sayings By Anita Brookner: Hotel Du LacEdith, once again anonymous, and accepting her anonymity, made an appropriately inconspicuous exit. Hotel Du Lac
Edith, once again anonymous, and accepting her anonymity, made an appropriately inconspicuous exit. And, sitting in the deserted salon, the first to arrive from the dining room, she felt her precarious dignity hard-pressed and about to succumb in the light of her earlier sadness. The pianist, sitting down to play, gave her a brief nod. She nodded back, and thought how limited her means of expression had become: nodding to the pianist or to Mme de Bonneuil, listening to Mrs Pusey, using a disguised voice in the novel she was writing and, with all of this, waiting for a voice that remained silent, hearing very little that meant anything to her at all. The dread implications of this condition made her blink her eyes and vow to be brave, to do better, not to give way. But it was not easy. — Anita Brookner
Pianist Sayings By Jake Epstein: In Montreal, there is a friend of mine at school who is a jazz pianist In Montreal, there is a friend of mine at school who is a jazz pianist with an amazing voice, and we sort of have this fusion/soul/R&B/folk music kind of thing. We've been keeping it low-key and opening for some friends. — Jake Epstein
Pianist Sayings By Annette Johnson: And most of the time, when you're young and dumb - you know everything! Charles And most of the time, when you're young and dumb - you know everything! Charles Freeman Lee bebop pianist and trumpeter — Annette Johnson
Pianist Sayings By Sergei Rachmaninoff: Opinion in all parts of the world would agree that Rachmaninoff is the most complete Opinion in all parts of the world would agree that Rachmaninoff is the most complete of living masters of the instrument; his technique is comprehensive, and he is, of course, musical to his bone's marrow. Most important of all, he is a composer, and for this reason he is able to approach a work as none of his pianist contemporaries can approach one - that is, from the inside, as an organic and felt creative process. — Sergei Rachmaninoff
Pianist Sayings By Bill Crow: I recorded with Hank (Jones) a number of times, usually on dates where Milt was I recorded with Hank (Jones) a number of times, usually on dates where Milt was unavailable, and I thought he was the perfect pianist. He had a beautiful touch, knew all the best ways around the chord changes, and swung mightily. And he brought an air of cheerful competence to every date, making us all feel that it would be possible to make some very good music that day. — Bill Crow
Pianist Sayings By Al Jarreau: I sat on the piano bench next to my mother in church. Something happened before I sat on the piano bench next to my mother in church. Something happened before I set foot on this planet. I was crawling around inside of her. She was a church pianist. My dad was a brilliant singer. I was hearing it. — Al Jarreau
Pianist Sayings By Charles Hazlewood: It still amazes me how many musicians aren't really interested in engaging with their audience It still amazes me how many musicians aren't really interested in engaging with their audience at all. Alfred Brendel, a pianist for whom I have the greatest respect, has described performance as a sacred communion between the artist and the composer. But what about the audience? Music is communication, a two-way street. — Charles Hazlewood
Pianist Sayings By Carlos Ruiz Zafon: He was waiting for me at the best table in the room, toying with a He was waiting for me at the best table in the room, toying with a glass of white wine and listening to the pianist who was playing a piece by Granados with velvet fingers. — Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Pianist Sayings By Christian McKay: Originally I studied as a musician, a classical pianist. That was my career before I Originally I studied as a musician, a classical pianist. That was my career before I took up acting in my late 20s. — Christian McKay
Pianist Sayings By Anthony Hopkins: I couldn't say I ever dreamt of becoming a composer, a pianist, or anything else I couldn't say I ever dreamt of becoming a composer, a pianist, or anything else for that matter. I have the kind of brain where nothing is set in stone. — Anthony Hopkins
Pianist Sayings By Katherine Anne Porter: I practiced writing in every possible way that I could. I wrote a pastiche of I practiced writing in every possible way that I could. I wrote a pastiche of other people. Just as a pianist runs his scales for ten years before he gives his concert: because when he gives that concert, he can't be thinking of his fingering or of his hands, he has to be thinking of his interpretation. He's thinking of what he's trying to communicate. — Katherine Anne Porter
Pianist Sayings By Ottessa Moshfegh: I'm a first - I was the first person in my family born in the I'm a first - I was the first person in my family born in the United States. My mom is from Croatia, and my dad is from Iran. They met at music school in Belgium. I grew up as a pianist. I was really interested in piano and sort of discovered that I was a writer when I was about 13 and started writing. — Ottessa Moshfegh
Pianist Sayings By Rachel Sklar: If you don't know Tom Lehrer, you should - in addition to being a classical If you don't know Tom Lehrer, you should - in addition to being a classical pianist, mathematician, songwriter, satirist, researcher at Los Alamos and, he claims, inventor of the Jell-O shot, he is just delightfully funny and graceful. — Rachel Sklar
Pianist Sayings By Birdy: I've had to ban my mum from coming to see me play. She gets so I've had to ban my mum from coming to see me play. She gets so nervous before any show. I've always got a few nerves but she's so much worse than me. You'd think she'd be able to handle that kind of situation. After all, she is a concert pianist. — Birdy
Pianist Sayings By Twyla Tharp: My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana where we were born, My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana where we were born, in Jay County, to have a college degree. She was educated as a pianist and she wanted to concertize, but when the war came she was married, had a family, so she started teaching. — Twyla Tharp
Pianist Sayings By Nita Leland: Allow some warm-up time each day to stimulate your creative flow. A pianist does keyboard Allow some warm-up time each day to stimulate your creative flow. A pianist does keyboard exercises. A gymnast stretches. An artist needs to loosen up, too. It takes a few minutes to shift from the real world into a creative mode. — Nita Leland
Pianist Sayings By William Sleator: I've always been interested in both writing and music. When I first started getting published, I've always been interested in both writing and music. When I first started getting published, I also worked as rehearsal pianist for the Boston Ballet, touring with them all over the U.S.A. and Europe - I wasn't making enough money from writing to support myself. — William Sleator
Pianist Sayings By Jeffrey Tate: Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Berg imply a type of pianist who is intellectual. That's not always Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Berg imply a type of pianist who is intellectual. That's not always associated with female soloists. — Jeffrey Tate
Pianist Sayings By George Shearing: When Hank Jones had his night off, I would get somebody to take my place When Hank Jones had his night off, I would get somebody to take my place as intermission pianist and I'd play the show with Ella, so I would get a chance to play with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as well. — George Shearing
Pianist Sayings By Cory Michael Smith: I'm a pianist - I studied jazz piano in college. I'm a pianist - I studied jazz piano in college. — Cory Michael Smith
Pianist Sayings By Robert Anton Wilson: If you want to become a concert pianist, do it every day. You want to If you want to become a concert pianist, do it every day. You want to be a writer, do it every day. You want to become depressed, think depressing thoughts every day. You want to become an optimist, think a cheerful thought every day. Do it every day. — Robert Anton Wilson
Pianist Sayings By Eric Partridge: When we are very young, we tend to regard the ability to use a colon When we are very young, we tend to regard the ability to use a colon much as a budding pianist regards the ability to play with crossed hands: many of us, when we are older, regard it as a proof of literary skill, maturity, even of sophistication; and many; whether young, not so young, or old, employ it gauchely, haphazardly, or at best inconsistently. — Eric Partridge
Pianist Sayings By Steven Spielberg: When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of hers in Germany, a pianist who played a symphony that wasn't permitted, and the Germans came up on stage and broke every finger on her hands. I grew up with stories of Nazis breaking the fingers of Jews. — Steven Spielberg
Pianist Sayings By Tom Stoppard: Real data is messy ... It's all very noisy out there. Very hard to spot Real data is messy ... It's all very noisy out there. Very hard to spot the tune. Like a piano in the next room, it's playing your song, but unfortunately it's out of whack, some of the strings are missing, and the pianist is tone deaf and drunk- I mean, the noise! Impossible! — Tom Stoppard
Pianist Sayings By John Williams: As a young pianist in Hollywood, I began orchestrating for others, and I just felt As a young pianist in Hollywood, I began orchestrating for others, and I just felt really comfortable doing that. — John Williams
Pianist Sayings By Amanda Eliasch: My mother was an opera singer and my grandmother a concert pianist, and they only My mother was an opera singer and my grandmother a concert pianist, and they only liked classical music. If I put on a pop record, they would tell me to turn it off, so I only listen to classical. — Amanda Eliasch
Pianist Sayings By Michael Levine: Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. — Michael Levine
Pianist Sayings By Ayn Rand: This was solidarity. The debutante having her toenails pedicured - the housewife buying carrots from This was solidarity. The debutante having her toenails pedicured - the housewife buying carrots from a pushcart - the bookkeeper who had wanted to be a pianist, but has the excuse of a sister to support - the businessman who hated his business - the worker who hated his work - the intellectual who hated everybody - all were united as brothers in the luxury of common anger that cured boredom and took them out of themselves, and they knew well enough what a blessing it was to be taken out of themselves. — Ayn Rand
Pianist Sayings By Massimo Vignelli: You cannot play the piano by telling a pianist what to do, go a little You cannot play the piano by telling a pianist what to do, go a little more to the left or to the right. And the same is for the computer, really. You have to play yourself to get the most out of it. — Massimo Vignelli
Pianist Sayings By Max Hastings: If you can't get a job as a pianist in a brothel you become a If you can't get a job as a pianist in a brothel you become a royal reporter. — Max Hastings