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The Piano Guys

October 4 2017, 7:30 p.m. The Piano Guys. Internet sensations, The Piano Guys, perform at the Queen Elizabeth. The Guys' highly original blend of classical music with pop has been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that brought them international fame.. Event detailsJust who are The Piano Guys? Actually, there's only one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. Yet the other two - Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek - are equally significant members of the group. The Piano Guys' name comes from Anderson's piano store in St. George, Utah, which was called The Piano Guys. Looking for an alternative to low-yield conventional advertising, Anderson devised a Facebook promotional page and YouTube channel featuring the most famous pianist he could find – local pianist, Jon Schmidt. With van der Beek's studio prowess together with the inventive cinematography of Anderson, Schmidt and Nelson have forged a fresh approach to the growing classical crossover fusion of classical and pop music that in their case has connected quietly but emotionally with a massive audience. .. Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver