The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys
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The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek. 

They gained popularity through YouTube, where in 2010 they began posting piano and cello compositions combining classical, contemporary, and rock and roll music, accompanied by professional-quality videos. As of August 2018 the group had surpassed 1.6 billion views on their YouTube channel and had 6.2 million subscribers. Their first six major-label studio albums, The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, A Family Christmas, Wonders, Uncharted, and Christmas Together each reached number one on the Billboard Classical Albums and New Age Albums charts.

The Piano Guys draw on classical, contemporary, and rock and roll in their compositions for piano and cello. Much of their popularity among younger fans is based on their mashups of classical and contemporary songs, such as blending Bach and Bruno Mars, or Vivaldi's "Winter" and Disney's "Let It Go".

Nelson and van der Beek serve as songwriters for the group.  The Piano Guys have also covered classical, pop, and film songs. These include: Pachelbel's Canon in D (as "Rockelbel's Canon"); One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" and "Story of My Life"; "We Three Kings"; "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"; Taylor Swift's "Begin Again"; "Home" by Phillip Phillips; Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child"; "Theme from Jurassic Park"; and Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" (as "When Stars and Salt Collide").

The Piano Guys tour in the United States and abroad. They have appeared in sold-out concerts in England, Germany, Hungary, Japan, and Russia.  In 2015 they were on the road for three weeks at a time, but in 2016 decided to limit that to "10-day runs" to be more available to their families. They have also played at major classical and pop venues, including Carnegie Hall, Greek Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall.

Songs can include:

Let It Go / Vivaldi's WinterAll of MeLove Story / Viva la VidaUpside Down PianoWith or Without YouHeart and SoulCello Wars Kung Fu Piano: Cello AscensionA Million Dream (from The Greatest Showman) / The Cello Song / It's Gonna Be Okay / Beethoven's 5/  Secrets / North Cape / Waterfall / Pachelbel's Canon / Rockelbel's Canon...

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