The best dental pianist

The Cliburn competition for amateurs has been won by a periodontist from Canada, Thomas Yu.

thomas yu

Full results:

FIRST PRIZE
Thomas Yu, 38, periodontist (Canada)
SECOND PRIZE
Michael Slavin, 65, retired ophthamologist (United States)
THIRD PRIZE
Xavier Aymonod, 40, strategy consultant (France)
JURY DISCRETIONARY AWARDS
Deirbhile Brennan, 46, accountant (Ireland)
Lana C. Marina, 47, stay-at-home mother (United States)

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  • You mean this competitor exchanged the teeth in his dental clinic for the huge ‘teeth’ of a Steinway grand? Yeah, that’s fair.

    • You surely mean he won the contest in the teeth of fierce competition….
      His technique must have been well drilled.

      • Who was it again who wrote: “there’s nothing so relaxing after attending a long piano recital as going to the dentist and having my teeth drilled”? James Huneker?

        • By my calculus he’d have the wisdom of Mercury to get his teeth sunk into this competition. Without an x-ray of light between the competitors, a bunch of old molars and a cast of thousands if ever there were any!! Nothing false about these metaphors.

    • If you study the foto more closely you’ll notice he didn’t go the usual root of the Stanway Grind…! Which makes his win even more Fazinating.

  • Ha, ha, love the humour from you all – first time I’ve laughed since the Referendum (no, not really!!)

    Someone told me my dentist down in London is training or has trained at a pilot …. oo, er!

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