In olden days, classical musicians were the equivalent of modern-day pop stars _ even rock stars, in certain cases. Time seems to have added a patina of majesty and "high-mindedness" to the genre, though, and a contemporary version of a luminary like Mozart might prove far too much to swallow for the many who associate classical musicians with tuxedoes, austere expressions and cut-throat competitiveness.
The seven musicians in Bangkok Hearts Classics project, from left, Trisdee Na Patalung, Miti Wisuthumporn, Nattapol Lerswanuswong, Kanin Udommana, Ekachai Maskulrat, Paye Srinarong and Christopher Janwong McKiggan.
Happily, however, this is not always the case.
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