As part of her endorsement of hair-care product Pantene, classically-trained pianist and TV celebrity Myleene Klass has created her own piano-based interpretation of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic”.
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Imagine the original track but played on a grand piano. In fact, you don’t need to imagine because the track is available on Myleene’s official YouTube channel:
What’s the piano? It’s hard to catch a glimpse, but on a couple of frames it’s possible to see that it’s a Bohemia grand piano.
The Bohemia company was founded in 1993, though it’s possible to trace its history as far back as 1871 to the town of Jihlava, when Josef Bavek, a skilled piano-maker, opened his small workshop and gave work to several local craftsmen who were to become the first of many generations of piano-makers.
In 2007, the company was officially renamed to C. Bechstein Europe, with headquarters in Jihlava, Czech Republic.
And turning to Myleene? Everyone’s entitled to their opinions, but perhaps some of the negative comments on her YouTube videos spring from jealousy, or ignorance, or snobbery based on the fact that she was in a British pop band.
Those who say that she plays “like a beginner” might like to note that she won a scholarship with the Royal Academy of Music, and subsequently graduated. She’s classically trained and has worked as a session musician. All of these prove that she is no beginner, but is in fact a talented pianist. The fact that she’s involved in a range of other activities doesn’t detract from that.