Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
91 registered (Albunea, angga888, armani, 36251, Al LaPorte, AndyP, 22 invisible), 1008 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2134425 - 08/17/13 04:24 PM meet and greet
adultpianist Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/12
Posts: 540
Hi

I am going to a piano recital. I asked if I could meet the pianist afterwards and the answer was no (this came from the pianists agent). I have met an artist on a previous occasion backstage so thought I would be allowed again with this next person.

No explanation was given other than, if the pianist does a cd signing then they are happy to meet well wishers. But I would have thought it would be nice to know that someone appreciates the pianist enough to tell them so. Its a boost to them and their career.

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2134431 - 08/17/13 04:35 PM Re: meet and greet [Re: adultpianist]
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Maybe this individual feels too spent after performing to "make nice" and interact with the audience. Some performers live for that sort of interaction (example Liszt). Some just can't cope afterwards ( example Chopin who sometimes got a friend to intercept any fans.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#2134439 - 08/17/13 04:53 PM Re: meet and greet [Re: adultpianist]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17876
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
I can't begin to fathom the life a professional musician, especially a touring musician. A different city every night, hours of mind-numbing boredom on the bus or in airports, bad and/or expensive hotel food. I also can't imagine what it must feel like to get up the energy to perform in front of hundreds of people, apparently flawlessly. But I'm guessing that some artists are wiped out after such events and just can't muster the enthusiasm or energy to meet with fans afterwards. I remember feeling wiped out after lecturing for 90 minutes in my professor days, and that's not all that hard to do.

I think it's also important to realize that, while a particular artist might be extremely important to us (I'd take a bullet for Einaudi laugh ), we as individual persons don't mean squat to the well-known artist, and those who meet with us do so out of niceness or the pragmatic recognition that it helps boost sales and word of mouth recommendations.

So, while the two times I met Einaudi in person and got to stammer my way through a statement of how much his music means to me will remain very special experiences in my life, I wouldn't hold it against him if he didn't feel up to going through a meet and greet.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#2134442 - 08/17/13 04:59 PM Re: meet and greet [Re: adultpianist]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17876
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
It also occurs to me that the artist's agent squashed the request without checking with the artist, in a (perhaps unnecessary) attempt to protect the artist's time. Maybe try to email the artist directly?
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#2134476 - 08/17/13 06:19 PM Re: meet and greet [Re: Monica K.]
adultpianist Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/12
Posts: 540
Originally Posted By: Monica K.
It also occurs to me that the artist's agent squashed the request without checking with the artist, in a (perhaps unnecessary) attempt to protect the artist's time. Maybe try to email the artist directly?


It would be impossible to email an artist directly. First of all, they would not disclose their email address to the public and secondly, if their agent has said no and then I contact the artist directly (if it were possible to do) then I would perhaps be accused of harrassing and that is a crime.

Any decent artist would have a secretary and you would have to go through the secretary or someone to get an email to the artist. There are a lot of strange people around (not me) and artists have to protect themselves from stalkers.


Edited by adultpianist (08/17/13 06:24 PM)

Top
#2134570 - 08/17/13 10:46 PM Re: meet and greet [Re: adultpianist]
Peter K. Mose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1518
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Often this may be the official policy about artist x, but then it turns out you have no problem meeting artist x backstage after the recital.

Managers are there to protect their artists, yet often classical artists are delighted to meet a few fans.

Top
#2134627 - 08/18/13 01:10 AM Re: meet and greet [Re: adultpianist]
earlofmar Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 2208
Loc: Australia
Note to self.......when famous be nice to fans
_________________________
Learning piano starts by taking all your confidence and then over many years drip feeding it back to you smile

XXXVIII-9-XXX

Top
#2134669 - 08/18/13 04:31 AM Re: meet and greet [Re: earlofmar]
casinitaly Online   blank


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5617
Loc: Italy
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
Note to self.......when famous be nice to fans


Yes, this is important - and be especially nice to those who knew you during your start up phase smile
_________________________
XVIII-XXXVII
Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard. BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
#2134682 - 08/18/13 05:33 AM Re: meet and greet [Re: Peter K. Mose]
adultpianist Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/12
Posts: 540
Originally Posted By: Peter K. Mose
Often this may be the official policy about artist x, but then it turns out you have no problem meeting artist x backstage after the recital.

Managers are there to protect their artists, yet often classical artists are delighted to meet a few fans.


Yes but we are talking about two different artists, managed by two different managers. One artists manager would be happy to allow a fan to go backstage and congratulate the artist, whereas another one would prefer you to do that at a proper organised CD signing. However, having said that, I have been to performances where the artist has come out afterwards and people have walked up to them and praised their performance. I went to hear an opera singer and afterwards there was a drinks reception (private function) in the foyer of the hall and the singer came out to attend the function and stood around like any other member of the audience... so anything is possible.

Of course if it was someone like Madonna,she would have had two minders with her lol

Top
#2134689 - 08/18/13 06:34 AM Re: meet and greet [Re: earlofmar]
timmyab Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 467
Loc: Bristol, UK
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
Note to self.......when famous be nice to fans

When I'm a living legend I'm going to follow the Michelangeli school of thought.Treat the audience with utter contempt and not turn up at all if I've got so much as a mild headache.
Anyone who asked to see me after the show would be escorted from the hall by bouncers and banned for life.

Top
#2134694 - 08/18/13 06:57 AM Re: meet and greet [Re: casinitaly]
earlofmar Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 2208
Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
Note to self.......when famous be nice to fans


Yes, this is important - and be especially nice to those who knew you during your start up phase smile


_________________________
Learning piano starts by taking all your confidence and then over many years drip feeding it back to you smile

XXXVIII-9-XXX

Top
#2137007 - 08/22/13 08:00 AM Re: meet and greet [Re: earlofmar]
adultpianist Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/12
Posts: 540
I was told in an email from the pianists managing agent that the schedule does not allow any visitors back stage.

I then looked at the scuedule and realised it is very heavy. The schedule for December is four recitals in a row with full orchestra playing Brahms. I could not cope with that, playing Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night and Thursday night to an impecable standard. Not only that but there are rehearsals in between and meetings and press conferences.

The life of a professional concert pianist is not easy.

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Very interesting.....Lang Lang's story...
by rnaple
Today at 04:23 AM
Recently bought a Casio PX860! this is awesome!!!
by dandan19zs1
Today at 03:33 AM
Can you identify this baby grand?
by pevo
Today at 12:22 AM
Yamaha C7 with Player Piano system
by Cflux
Yesterday at 11:31 PM
Is it "Live" or is it.......
by piano_primo_1
Yesterday at 10:24 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,456 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,421 Topics
2,411,933 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission