Olaf, do you use real candles on your piano all the time? That's very romantic. I'm looking for a nicer candelabra, something Liberace-style to put on my piano. But with my track record of dropping things inside my piano, and catching my hair on fire, I'm not sure it's a good idea.
For normal practising I don't use real candles. But sometimes at night, and if there are friends and we sit together there is only candle light, so if I play a bit with candle light, that delivers a certain athmosphere I like much. Monica, try it out - with your Chopin Nocturnes played by candle lights your guests will never let you away from the piano, I swear!
The problem is, that there remains a shadow on the keypart towards the keyflap, if there are candles beside the notestand and one needs to get used to that situation. So I think better try it out before playing that way before friends.
Also my other stone old upright I bought at ebay, has candle holders, and I very much like to use it with candles too.
Normally, the problems you have with your hairs I really would like to have, since I don't have no hairs anymore. But it seems this has also its advantages.
Yes, can be that I am a bit romantic - all other neighbours have clean molded lawn, we have a flower meadow instead. Instead a lawn mower I use a scythe once a year. The other cut there trees and bushes all the time, I let it grow. Instead a tiled roof our holiday house has a thatched roof with clay walls. Xmas without real candles on the xmas tree I cannot imagine. Some may call it old-fashioned instead romantic, I dunno. Sorry for coming off the topic too much...