The Ten Most Bangable Members of the New York Philharmonic

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These men and women have reached the pinnacle of success in classical musicianship. Decades of drive, discipline, and determination have honed their immense talent, permitting their ascent to breathtaking heights of excellence in music: The New York Philharmonic.

So, who is the most bangable?

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10. Sheryl Staples
Violinist Sheryl Staples joined the New York Philharmonic as the Elizabeth G. Beinecke Principal Associate Concertmaster in 1998. She is seriously bangable. We would so bang her. Bang her all night.


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9. Marc Ginsberg
Marc is a graduate of The Juilliard School and received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Paris. We would bang him until neither of us could bang a second longer.


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8. Carter Brey
Carter Brey is the orchestra's cello soloist, and hasn't looked back since winning the Rostropovich Cello Competition. We would look back all the time if he were banging us.

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7. Case Scaglione
Case was the 2011 Solti Fellow, and has guest-conducted in Cleveland, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Los Angeles. If he guest-conducted in our bed, we would hear this: tap, tap, tap ... silence ... TWO SOLID HOURS OF BANGING.


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6. Hae-Young Ham
Ms. Ham has two degrees from Juilliard and is a fixture in the chamber music community up and down the East Coast. Up and down, side to side, flip me 'round, spread me wide, slow it down, speed it up, that's how we win the BANGFEST CUP. Ms. Ham also studied with Josef Gingold and Felix Galimir.


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5. Kuan Cheng Lu
Did you hear that loud bang? Must be a time-travel echo from the future, when we share a hot, sweaty, drippy, gritty, bangitty-bang-bang marathon. Kuan is a first-round draft pick in the bang-till-we-black-out draft. He's also the first Taiwanese musician to join the Philharmonic in its 170-year history.

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