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21 Incredibly Hot Classical Musicians You Need To Know

These dudes are definitely bringing sexy Bach.

1. Charlie Siem

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Instrument: Violin

What he sounds like: Hear him play Ole Bull's "Cantabile."

Why he's classically hot: Fans of Siem sometimes refer to themselves as "Charlie's International Angels" but you won't feel so angelic once he picks up that nearly 300-year-old piece of wood and turns on that smile.

2. Noah Stewart

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Instrument: Voice (tenor)

What he sounds like: Hear him sing "Che gelida manina" from Puccini's La Boheme.

Why he's classically hot: Stewart knows all about being on top. In 2012, his debut album Noah topped the UK's classical charts.

3. Ray Chen

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Instrument: Violin

What he sounds like: Hear him play Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.

Why he's classically hot: If Chen wasn't a violinist, he thinks he'd be a surgeon, and you know you'd love to see what those "very steady hands" can do between the sheets.

4. Stjepan Hauser

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Instrument: Cello

What he sounds like: Hear him play Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1.

Why he's classically hot: Hauser is one half of 2Cellos, and the popularity of their cover of "Smooth Criminal" means Hauser is the perfect classical charming bad boy.

5. Luka Šulić

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Instrument: Cello

What he sounds like: Hear him play Debussy's "Claire de Lune."

Why he's classically hot: As the other half of 2Cellos, Šulić is all about making connections with his bow, and enjoys bridging in new listeners to classical music through their classical covers of pop songs.

6. Jonas Kaufmann

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Instrument: Voice (tenor)

What he sounds like: Hear him sing "Di quella pira" from Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Why he's classically hot: You can thank Kaufmann's teacher Michael Rhodes for teaching him how to open that throat wide and unleash his "big dark sound."

7. Andreas Ottensamer

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Instrument: Clarinet

What he sounds like: Hear him play Schumann's Three Romances.

Why he's classically hot: If you're looking for a cosmopolitan guy, Ottensamer is for you. His album featured an eclectic mix of Gershwin, Cimarosa, and Copland.

8. Diego Matheuz

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Instrument: Baton

What he conducts like: Watch him conduct Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

Why he's classically hot: Matheuz is a sensitive guy who'll always lend an ear, because he believes that an orchestra is like a perfect society; everyone has to listen for it to work.

9. Ed Lyon

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Instrument: Voice (tenor)

What he sounds like: Hear him in Rameau's Pygmalion.

Why he's classically hot: Lyon has sung in operas by Purcell, Rameau, and Handel, which means if you're feeling baroque-n on the inside, he'll sing you an aria and fix you right up.

10. Hoang Pham

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Instrument: Piano

What he sounds like: Hear him play Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique.

Why he's classically hot: You need a classical cutie that can take care of you, and Pham definitely understands the importance of the green. While he enjoyed getting his masters degree, he notes that "musicians are educated to be musicians; they’re not educated to make money and that’s a pity because I think both need to go hand in hand.

11. Philippe Jaroussky

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Instrument: Voice (countertenor)

What he sounds like: Hear him sing "Ombra mai fu" from Handel's Serse.

Why he's classically hot: Jaroussky offers the best of both worlds by delivering the delicious high notes of a castrato while still remaining fully "intact" and ready to please.

12. Philippe Quint

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Instrument: Violin

What he sounds like: Hear him play Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor.

Why he's classically hot: Quint really knows how to go deep... into the music he's playing. He said that "the notes on the page are just the surface of the music — you have to always dig deeper and deeper and the great music always gives you an opportunity to... go further than just the music on the page."

13. Philippe Sly

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Instrument: Voice (bass-baritone)

What he sounds like: Hear him sing Schubert's "Der Erlkönig."

Why he's classically hot: This Canadian barihunk's voice is sure to get you all hot and bothered. His voice "... rings like silver in the upper register, the middle shines like gold, and his bass is firm as iron."

14. Charles Castronovo

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Instrument: Voice (tenor)

What he sounds like: Hear him sing "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.

Why he's classically hot: Castronovo can serenade you in any style. As a youth, he was in three rock bands and wished he could sing like Robert Plant.

15. Vittorio Grigolo

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Instrument: Voice (tenor)

What he sounds like: Hear him sing "Nessun dorma" from Puccini's Turandot.

Why he's classically hot: You know you love your tenors hot and cocky and Grigolo is just that. He skipped over going to music school because he was simply "too advanced for that."

16. Juan Diego Flórez

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Instrument: Voice (tenor)

What he sounds like: Hear him sing "Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!" from Donizetti's La fille du régiment.

Why he's classically hot: Flórez knows that keeping that hot bod in shape also improves his singing. He says he feels he sings better if he's "been playing a lot of tennis or football."

17. Merlijn Twaalfhoven

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Instrument: Composer

What his work sounds like: Hear his Symphony for All.

Why he's classically hot: If you're looking for a sexy composer with an added professor vibe, look no more. Twaalfhoven talked about his unique compositions and performances at TedxAmsterdam.

18. Amadéus Leopold

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Instrument: Violin

What he sounds like: Hear him play Chopin's "Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor."

Why he's classically hot: Leopold. Serves. FACE. Seriously, the intense makeup and high-fashion clothing that are a part of his performances will get you all charged up.

19. Zuill Bailey

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Instrument: Cello

What he sounds like: Hear him play Bach's Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major Prelude.

Why he's classically hot: Bailey knows how to give good head, especially to a cello. When he was four, his love affair with the instrument started when he "literally ran into a cello backstage" headfirst.

20. Lang Lang

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Instrument: Piano

What he sounds like: Hear him play Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major.

Why he's classically hot: Screw all the stiff, straight-laced performers out there. You need a man that embraces his wild side, and Lang Lang does just that with his "swaying body and waving arms."

21. David Garrett

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Instrument: Violin

What he sounds like: Hear him play Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major.

Why he's classically hot: This virtuoso is not only an incredible violinist; he has acting chops too! Garrett recently showed off his naughtier side by portraying Niccolò Paganini in The Devil's Violinist.

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