That made me wonder, if female and male pianists interpret things completely differently?
is a truely fascinating question! It might be followed by: Do men prefer women pianists that "play like men," and women prefer male pianists that "play like women"? Certainly they don't interpret things "completely" differently, but how about "partly" differently? Stereotypes exist for a reason. Let me put out a few: carry bundles under arms versus held to the chest; risk-taking, dangerous and aggresive, versus gentle/nurturing and protective; Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus; and one not a stereotype: driven by testosterone versus managed by estrogen (in simple terms). Then there is the difference in average musculature and bones of the hands, arms and shoulder girdle.