The Piano Guys

Biography

Technically, the Piano Guys are the music duo of pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, but they're also a 21st century multimedia collective that includes Paul Anderson and studio engineer and writer Al van der Beek. Together they produce musical and video gems that mash up classical themes with pop songs that have made the group's YouTube channel one of the most visited on the planet. The group had its beginnings in St. George, Utah, where Anderson owned a piano shop. Schmidt walked in one day and asked if he could practice on one of the pianos for an upcoming concert. Soon Anderson and Schmidt were recording and making videos together, and with the addition of Nelson, posting them to YouTube. Things continued to grow and expand creatively with van der Beek aboard, and the collective's productions became joyous, thoughtful, and beautiful interactive musical videos that received millions of YouTube hits and brought the Piano Guys worldwide attention. After a self-released debut in 2011 called Hits, Vol. 1, an eponymous album appeared in 2012 via Sony Masterworks. It was followed by Piano Guys 2 in 2013 and a holiday album, Family Christmas, in 2014. Released that same year, Wonders proved to be the duo's highest-charting album to date, peaking at the number 12 spot on the Billboard 200. Two year later, the quartet returned with their sixth studio album, Uncharted.

Birth Date: 2010

Origin: St. George, Utah

Genre: Classical 

Years Active: '10s

    Albums

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    Concerts

    21

    U.S. Cellular Center Asheville

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Asheville, NC

    Artists: The Piano Guys


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    Ovens Auditorium

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Charlotte, NC

    Artists: The Piano Guys


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    Chrysler Hall

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 16, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Norfolk, VA

    Artists: The Piano Guys


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    North Charleston Performing Arts Center

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    North Charleston, SC

    Artists: The Piano Guys


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