The Piano Guys
From YouTube stardom to the top of the Billboard charts, The Piano Guys have taken the music world by storm with masterful mash-ups that blend classical with contemporary pop and rock – from Bach and Mussorgsky to hits by Coldplay and Taylor Swift.
Soon after they joined forces in 2010, these four musical artists began posting their imaginative music videos on YouTube, videos that were set against the dramatic backdrop of places like the Utah desert or the Great Wall of China. By 2016, The Piano Guys surpassed 1 billion views on their YouTube channel. That phenomenal success landed them a contract with Sony Masterworks that’s so far resulted in five albums, each of which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Classical and New Age charts.
Today, The Piano Guys tour the globe with their unique piano-cello compositions, playing to sold-out audiences in Japan, Russia, Germany and at top venues across the U.S., including Carnegie Hall and L.A.’s famous Greek Theatre. Whether they’re blending Bach with Bruno Mars, or melding Vivaldi's "Winter" with Disney’s "Let It Go" (from Frozen), their magical music shares one common goal: To uplift and inspire each and every listener.
The Piano Guys are Jon Schmidt (pianist, songwriter), Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist, songwriter), Paul Anderson (producer, videographer) and Al van der Beek (music producer, songwriter).