Musical skaters?

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  1. misskarne

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    Inspired by watching one of Ilia Kulik's show programs again (the name escapes me, I think it was Rendezvous or similar) where he plays the piano, and Joshua Farris' pleased little Tweet about learning "Silent Night" on the guitar...

    Which skaters have musical talent as well? I know of a few, Dolensky, Chan, I think, and Brown who play the piano as well, but what other instruments do we know of?


    "Skating's Got Talent"?
     
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  2. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    IIRC, Sarah Hughes played the violin.

    Nathan Chen plays the piano.
     
  3. kwanatic

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  4. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Caroline did play violin as well as the piano.
     
  5. TwizzlerS

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    Armin Mahbanoozadeh has played piano pieces as tributes to Mao Asada
     
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  7. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Gwendal plays piano. Once, when he was injured, he played while Marina skated solo. :)
     
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  9. briancoogaert

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    If we go with unknown french skaters. Julien Lefebvre played something (I don't remember what) on several gala for Fran├žais Volants Shows. And Vivien Rolland as well, IIRC ;)
     
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  11. Triple Butz

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    Andrea Gardiner was a violinist.
     
  12. merrywidow

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    Dornbush plays guitar (see Skating mag. Nov. '11)
     
  13. aftershocks

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    I don't know if Jeremy plays a musical instrument, but he seems to understand music very well, and he often cuts his own music for skating. He's certainly a great interpreter of music on the ice. :)
     
  14. Sit_spin

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    I forgot to mention this earlier: Loren Galler-Rabinowitz plays the piano, and I believe she even used it in the talent portion of the Miss America pageant.
     
  15. Triple Butz

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    Manleywoman did a skate cast with Jeremy's mom who says he "can't play a musical instrument to save his life." She did mention that he has a gift with editing his music, however.
    http://www.manleywoman.com/episode-39-allison-scott/
     
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    i just want to add even if one can play an instrument, that does not make them musical. The most musical ones are the ones who can understand the music well and convey the music to his/her audience through whatever format they choose with meaning, purpose, emotions and expressions that does not appear on paper, not necessarily in choice of instruments or techniques.

    Otherwise what is the difference between 10 master pianist who can all technically play a faultless rendition of the same masterworks, but only one of them is the best?

    (Oh yeah and Jeremy is very musical :D)
     
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  17. aftershocks

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    Yes, that's where I first learned that Jeremy often selects and edits his own music. However, I forgot about the part where his Mom said he can't play an instrument "to save his life." Fortunately, Jeremy doesn't have to play one to mesmerize an audience with his gorgeous musicality on ice.
     
  18. misskarne

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    ............

    Oy. I guess I should really think more before I make thread titles. I was curious about skaters who played instruments. Not skaters with great musicality. I thought I made that pretty clear in the opening post anyway.

    So far, the list looks like this:

    Guitar: Farris, Agosto, Dornbush

    Piano: Dolensky, Brown, Chan, Chen, Kulik, Siraj, Liang, Armin, Gwendal, Galler-Rabinowitz, Gazave

    Violin: Hughes, Zhang, White, Gardiner
     
  19. euterpe

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    Mira Leung was an accomplished pianist, but she wasn't a particularly musical skater.
     
  20. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

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    When I saw the thread title, I also thought it was asking whose skating reflects a musicality rather than who plays a musical instrument. Kulik, Orser, Browning, Petrenko would be high on this list. Nicole Bobek surpases any lady skater I've ever seen for feeling and interpreting music on the ice.

    BTW, Kulik does not actually play the piano. He just taught himself to pick out the notes when he was making this song. Still, to start composing music without any formal training shows a pretty strong musical ability in itself.
     
  21. A.H.Black

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    Armin MAHBANOOZADEH and Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT list piano in in their ISU bios. Mae Berenice MEITE of France lists playing the violin.
     
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  22. all_empty

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    Trust me when I say Sarah Hughes' talent and time lie in skating, not violin. She was a novice at best.
     
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    Derrick Delmore won a lot of piano competitions. Peggy Fleming also played the piano.
     
  25. Triple Butz

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    Yes, I remember an ABC fluff piece, and although she was holding a violin, "playing" is not a word I would use to describe what she did to it...:scream:
     
  26. Pretty Vegas

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    Ricky Dornbush also plays the violin very well from what I've heard.