The Top 10 Photos of Pianists Showing Off Their Hands

'Just look at these' say the photos

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 04:19 PM

New album covers by the pianists Lang Lang and Alessio Bax raise an age-old question that pianists face when confronted with a camera: What should they do with their hands?

The solutions, it turns out, are numerous: clasp them in front, hold them in the air, drape them across the keyboard, fold them together. Here are ten solutions to the pianist hand pose. Please share your favorites in the comments below.










More in:

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Comments [5]


@Lara thanks for your comment. We'd love to see the infamous photo - Please send us the link!

Oct. 17 2012 01:06 PM
Tessie Tura

Lang Lang say watch me make potholder?

Oct. 15 2012 07:01 PM
Lara Downes from california

I laughed so hard when I saw this. My very first headshot had a very "artistic" positioning of my hands all over my face. I will share it with you if you ask nicely. I'm posting it to Facebook along with a link to your piece!

Oct. 15 2012 06:48 PM

Alessio Bax has the right idea: see me through my work!

Oct. 11 2012 07:45 PM

Oct. 11 2012 06:16 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Follow WQXR 


About WQXR Blog

Engage and interact with the WQXR hosts online.