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This is OT, but have you come across a young lady called Nicola Said? A young singer from Malta. A few years ago she sang the heroine in "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Donizetti for Fulham Opera, a small company in London. She enters the wedding reception in a bloodstained gown, having lost her senses, brandishing a dagger with which she has just killed her bridegroom. Her singing was wonderful, but so was her acting - I was sitting just six feet away and it was seriously scary! So much more gripping than the "Lucia" then playing at the Royal Opera House.

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I don't follow many celebrities, so no never heard of her, sorry.

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I was told a story about a pro football player who walked into a Steinway dealer and bought 3 new steinways for his home. Cannot play a thing on the piano. Was basically expensive furniture and the dealer was more than delighted to sell them. I don't find Tiffany Poon disingenuous, actually she's quite honest and humble. She, more than most Youtube pianists, spends a lot of time giving viewers insight into her own struggles, failings and successes.

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Tiffany is a young musician who is trying to make it. I believe she just had her debut at the Kennedy Center. She is honest about her struggles and shares videos of her practice routine, problems and all. She understands that she has to build an audience and she knows that she can do that on YouTube.

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Originally Posted by LarryK
Tiffany is a young musician who is trying to make it. I believe she just had her debut at the Kennedy Center. She is honest about her struggles and shares videos of her practice routine, problems and all. She understands that she has to build an audience and she knows that she can do that on YouTube.

Tiffany Poon is great. I really like her sincerity and open approach to her journeys as a musician. It's refreshing from the standard "YO ITS YA BOI PIANOKING COMIN ATCHADONTFORGETTOLIKESUBSCRIBEANDHITTHATBELL" kind of content across Youtube, and I love that she's recognized by Steinway. Couldn't have happened to a more down to earth person.

I do NOT personally get her adoration of Schumann, but that's another topic!


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Originally Posted by LarryK
Tiffany is a young musician who is trying to make it. I believe she just had her debut at the Kennedy Center. She is honest about her struggles and shares videos of her practice routine, problems and all. She understands that she has to build an audience and she knows that she can do that on YouTube.

Tiffany Poon is great. I really like her sincerity and open approach to her journeys as a musician. It's refreshing from the standard "YO ITS YA BOI PIANOKING COMIN ATCHADONTFORGETTOLIKESUBSCRIBEANDHITTHATBELL" kind of content across Youtube, and I love that she's recognized by Steinway. Couldn't have happened to a more down to earth person.

I do NOT personally get her adoration of Schumann, but that's another topic!

I have a very similar reaction to her! I certainly haven’t watched her in any kind of exhaustive way, but from what I’ve seen/heard, I think she plays beautifully, and if the Steinway-Poon collaboration is mutually beneficial, kudos to both of them. But it does seem like many of the videos I’ve seen are rather Schumann-heavy… and he’s really not my favorite.

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I was told a story about a pro football player who walked into a Steinway dealer and bought 3 new steinways for his home. Cannot play a thing on the piano. Was basically expensive furniture and the dealer was more than delighted to sell them.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying high end pianos(or any piano)purely as furniture. Of course the dealer was delighted to sell the pianos. Doesn't that go without saying?

I don't remember the exact figure but I was once told by a Steinway salesperson that around 20% of their sales are for the furniture aspect only. Without those sales, Steinway and other high end makers might well not survive. And those piano sales are not taking away pianos from those who play piano.

I've said it many times before. I think it's arrogant to criticize or show contempt for those who buy pianos purely for their furniture aspect or any non musical aspect.

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I admit I haven't seen all of Tiffany's videos, so I see from the posts here that she is actually honest about it so kudos to her.

And I personally see nothing wrong with buying pianos as furniture, people can spend their money as they like.

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