The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson
and Al van der Beek.
They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano
and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music.
Paul Anderson owned a piano shop in St. George, Utah. He met musician Jon Schmidt as the latter walked
in to ask if he could practice there for an upcoming concert. Months later, Paul Anderson
and Tel Stewart (then just for fun) started making videos together of Jon Schmidt.
It was not too long after that they did their first collaboration with Jon Schmidt,
Steven Sharp Nelson, and Al Van Der Beek as the studio and music technician. After the
five of them started collaborating the group really started to take off, producing
a music video each week and posting it to YouTube.
St. George, Utah, USA
Classical crossover, Orchestral pop
Steven Sharp Nelson
Al van der Beek