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Maria João Pires: 10 facts about the great pianist
Pires never wears traditional evening gowns for concerts. She prefers easy-to-wear fabrics, such as hemp or cotton. "I don't wear makeup and my hair is always cut short," she has said. "I only wear flat shoes. That way my mind is at ease."