The Piano Guys

November 22, 2021 02:00 PM MST
In a new music video, the tender connection between the Piano Guys and their daughters is on full display as they perform with their girls and father-daughter duo Mat and Savanna Shaw.
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January 25, 2021 09:20 PM MST
When Steven Sharp Nelson, cellist for The Piano Guys was just 2 years old, his mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She outlived all medical prognoses but passed away 18 years later. However, at a recent TEDx event, Nelson testified of the power of music to bring those we love back to us.
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December 09, 2020 09:01 PM MST
In this new music video from The Piano Guys, viewers are asked to contemplate the question, “What Child Is This?”
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August 11, 2020 12:41 PM MDT
A group of musicians, including several Latter-day Saints, recently gathered to discuss what they could do to raise awareness about human trafficking. Together, they concluded one way they could help was use their musical talents to recreate a version of Lauren Daigle’s powerful song “Rescue.”
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By  Emily Abel
May 22, 2020 05:35 PM MDT
The latest Piano Guys music video, featuring puppets, is the first of its kind on their YouTube channel. And the love story that came to be during the making of the video? Also one of a kind.
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April 29, 2020 07:41 PM MDT
Fans once filled stadiums around the world to listen to Merrill Osmond sing with his brothers—but these days Merrill is inspiring audiences in a different way with his son, Justin. A new video series, Osmond Sound Advice, features stories of overcoming. This week’s episode features The Piano Guys’ Jon Schmidt and his wife, Michelle, as they talk about losing their daughter, Annie, after a tragic hiking accident.
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April 27, 2020 03:36 PM MDT
The Piano Guys has gone country recently with their latest release, “Bless the Broken Road.”
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By  LDS Living
September 25, 2019 01:43 PM MDT
The Piano Guys' most recent mashup, a combination of the popular “Something Just Like This" and "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2," is "one of our most intricate arrangements yet," they say on their YouTube channel. Illustrated by Mark Robbins of Doodle Chaos, this music video is full of creative graphics to accompany the intricate melody. Playing off the name of the famous composer of the 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, the Piano Guys have dubbed the song “Something Just Like Liszt!"
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September 09, 2019 02:59 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints havelong dominated the classical Billboard charts. But this week, Latter-day Saints have claimed three of the top 10 spots on multiple Billboard charts.
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By  LDS Living
August 27, 2019 12:54 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint dancers Charity Anderson and Andres Peñate have made history on World of Dance, twice. In 2018 they became the first dancers to earn a perfect score on the show, and they are also the first Latter-day Saints to win the junior division. Recently, the duo teamed up with the Piano Guys to create a stirring music video of Lewis Capaldi’s "Someone You Loved."
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By  LDS Living
July 03, 2019 01:13 PM MDT
With the recent release of the movie Yesterday in theaters across the nation, The Piano Guys have decided to take their own twist on this iconic Beatles song. "This poignant timeless Beatles melody has always been a favorite of ours," they posted on YouTube. "With this arrangement, we attempted to portray the idea of someone breaking free of melancholy with fond reminiscence of happier times."
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By  LDS Living
June 25, 2019 12:10 PM MDT
Against a striking, alien backdrop, The Piano Guys have done it again, creating a breathtaking music video using James Horner's music from Avatar. Check out this new video filmed in Disney World's Animal Kingdom:
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March 27, 2019 03:03 PM MDT
There is a disease that all men and women suffer from. It affects one’s vision and makes “wonderful things invisible.”
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By  LDS Living
November 27, 2018 05:19 PM MST
.The Piano Guys just released a beautiful music video, their rendition of the song “Epiphany” by the Korean boy band BTS. This gorgeous song is also featured on The Piano Guys’ new album, Limitless. Watch this amazing video here:
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November 16, 2018 01:25 PM MST
The Piano Guys just released a new music video featuring Jon Schmidt's rendition of “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman.
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By  LDS Living
October 11, 2018 12:54 PM MDT
The Piano Guys have done it again, meshing music from difference centuries that is elegant and striking. Check out this gorgeous mashup of the classic music from "Swan Lake" and Shawn Mendes's popular "In My Blood."
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October 01, 2018 03:51 PM MDT
Driving through the rain-soaked streets of Portland, Oregon, on October 19, 2016, Michelle Schmidt wasn’t worried about her oldest daughter, Annie Schmidt, even though Annie hadn’t arrived to pick Michelle up from the airport.
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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
These inspiring renditions of patriotic sons by LDS artists are sure to give you chills and help you remember the true meaning of Independence Day. Happy July 4th, everyone!
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By  LDS Living
June 14, 2018 01:12 PM MDT
With the simple and striking melody of The Greatest Showman's "A Million Dreams" overlaying this beautiful piano arrangement, you won't want to miss The Piano Guy's most recent YouTube release. Check it out:
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By  LDS Living
February 14, 2018 03:21 PM MST
Steven Sharp Nelson, renowned cellist of the Piano Guys, released a special video for Valentine's Day this year. The video opens with Nelson recounting the story of how he met his wife, Julie. Nelson shares a touching, heartfelt message of love and then introduces Julie as his guest artist for the remainder of the show. You won't want to miss the two of them performing The Greatest Showman hit "Rewrite the Stars" in the second half of this touching video.
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By  LDS Living
December 20, 2017 02:06 PM MST
After losing his daughter Annie last year, Jon Schmidt speaks of the pain he experienced facing the first Christmas without her. But then, he stumbled across a song that captured his feelings, and he decided to share it with those who are also missing a loved one this holiday season in a new Piano Guys video featuring Craig Aven.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2017 12:06 PM MST
The Piano Guys are known for taking their music to new heights—literally. Just watch their "Titanium / Pavane" video.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2017 05:00 AM MST
"I had never felt that kind of distress before," says Jon Schmidt, a member of the Piano Guys, in the Day 12 #LightTheWorld video. "It's a weight that would crush you."
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By  LDS Living
December 01, 2017 01:51 PM MST
Tis the season of Christmas music, and every year you hear a few songs that leave you simply in awe. The Piano Guys and Lexi Walker teamed up this year to create a song that does just that with their newest release. Their mashup of "Oh Holy Night" and "Ave Maria" features elegant instrumentation and gorgeous vocals that will take your breath away:
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November 29, 2017 06:07 PM MST
After losing their daughter a year ago, Jon and Michelle Schmidt share their gratitude for the outpouring of love they have received since her death.
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November 22, 2017 01:47 PM MST
"I'm so excited to announce 'Closer to Home,' a homeless teen initiative that's bringing a lot of fun people together to rally around these incredible kids," Dawn Armstrong says in a new video featuring The Piano Guys and other LDS YouTube sensations.
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November 17, 2017 06:53 PM MST
"I have to say, one of the most surprising things about last year was that there were elements of joy," Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt says in a video on Facebook. "You would never guess that when you go through hard times."
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By  LDS Living
November 10, 2017 01:30 PM MST
The Piano Guys just released a stunning new cover, "Flicker" originally performed by Niall Horan. Check in out:
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By  LDS Living
September 01, 2017 05:22 PM MDT
Five LDS artists reached top-10 status on Billboard's "Classical Crossover Albums" this week. Here's a look at these artists and the albums that are topping Billboard charts.
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September 01, 2017 01:05 PM MDT
The Piano Guys recently posted this live performance of "A Thousand Years" at Red Rocks that is simply stunning.
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By  LDS Living
August 29, 2017 06:43 PM MDT
LDS artists Camille Nelson and Steven Sharp Nelson just did something incredibly rare: the siblings nabbed spots in the top 10 of Billboard's "Classical Crossover" chart with separate albums.
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By  LDS Living
July 26, 2017 10:31 PM MDT
Check out this beautiful piano solo the Piano Guys recently posted of Jon Schmidt playing Ed Sheeran's "Perfect."
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July 11, 2017 08:38 AM MDT
From rock and roll to country music to thetop of the Billboard charts, Mormons have had their fair share of fame when it comes to the music industry. So it's no wonder Mormon artists have performed with a whole gamut of celebrities, from Celine Dion to Jamie Foxx. Check out these incredible performances:
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June 05, 2017 04:00 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints are dominating the classical music scene, and people have begun taking note.
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By  LDS Living
May 25, 2017 02:32 PM MDT
After The Piano Guys performed their song "It's Gonna Be Okay" at the presidential inauguration at the beginning of this year, Sir Clifford Richard decided to join the Mormon musicians to record another version of the song.
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By  LDS Living
May 17, 2017 05:38 PM MDT
Playing one cello is hard enough, but to play eight different cellos in one song? That's phenomenal.
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By  LDS Living
March 27, 2017 02:23 PM MDT
From performing on the edge of a cliff to the Great Wall of China to Mayan ruins, The Piano Guys have taken classical music to extreme and breathtaking locations.
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By  LDS Living
March 14, 2017 05:54 PM MDT
Piano Guy cellist Steven Sharp Nelson gave a stunning performance with the One Voice Children's Choir for a cover of "Only Hope" by Switchfoot.
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By  LDS Living
February 24, 2017 03:24 PM MST
Three LDS artists took the cake this week on the "Classical Albums" Billboard chart when they landed the top three spots. Nathan Pacheco’s album Higher landed no. 1 followed by Lindsey Stirling’s album Brave Enough and The Piano Guys’ album Uncharted at the no. 2 and 3 spots, respectively.
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February 01, 2017 06:32 PM MST
On Tuesday morning, Governor Gary Herbert honored the K-9 Search and Rescue teams who helped find Annie Schmidt's body after she went missing while hiking in Oregon last October.
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January 20, 2017 05:20 PM MST
At the inauguration celebration Thursday night, the Piano Guys gave a thrilling performance. Among the song they played was their classic, "It's Going to Be Okay."
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January 20, 2017 02:22 PM MST
Years ago, back when The Piano Guys was a piano shop, not an internationally known performing group, the owner of that shop, Paul Anderson, had a great idea to boost his sales: have Jon Schmidt and other famous artists perform on his instruments in incredible places.
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By  LDS Living
January 16, 2017 04:10 PM MST
"Our desire as The Piano Guys has always been to spread hope, love, and joy through our music and videos," The Piano Guys shared on Facebookafter they announced they accepted the invitation to play at the presidential inauguration January 20.
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December 09, 2016 01:52 PM MST
When film composer Hans Zimmer (known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, and The Lion King) decided to create a new album that re-imagines some of his most iconic work, he recruited a few Mormon musicians and YouTube sensations to do it.
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November 22, 2016 02:13 PM MST
After weeks of searching for Annie Schmidt, daughter of Piano Guys musician Jon Schmidt, who went missing while on a hike in Oregon, her remains were discovered on Nov. 11.
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By  LDS Living
November 16, 2016 04:04 PM MST
The Schmidt family announced funeral services for Annie Schmidt, who died in a hiking accident on October 16, which will be held Monday, November 21 at 11 a.m. at the Bountiful Utah Heights Stake Chapel, with a public reception being held the night before at 6:30.
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November 14, 2016 12:42 PM MST
"Before my sister Annie left on her LDS mission a few years ago, we wrote a song together about her leaving. Life happened and we never got around to finishing it. Months before she passed, we fell back in love with the song and were working towards finishing it," writes Spencer Schmidt, the brother of Annie Schmidt who went missing on October 16 and whose remains were recently found.
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November 10, 2016 04:06 PM MST
Election day and the days that follow are always full of emotion.
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November 08, 2016 11:00 AM MST
With over a billion YouTube views of their more than 50 music videos, The Piano Guys announce the release of their new album Uncharted (Portrait). Released on October 28, it includes the upbeat new song “Okay” written by hit-makers Andy Grammer and Dave Bassett. The “Okay” music video is on YouTube now—check it out here—as well as the music video for their cover of Justin Timberlake’s hit “Can’t Stop The Music”—view it here.
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November 01, 2016 11:51 AM MDT
Petra—it's an exciting and gorgeous backdrop to The Piano Guys' latest music video, an Arabian remix to the well-loved "Indiana Jones Theme Song." And it gets The Piano Guys one step closer to their goal of performing at all seven Wonders of the World.
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October 31, 2016 06:44 PM MDT
When Annie Schmidt went missing in Portland, Oregon, people rallied around her family, including her father, Jon Schmidt, who is the pianist in The Piano Guys. Whether they were sending prayers or joining the Schmidt family in searching trails, thousands of people contributed their efforts to find Annie.
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October 25, 2016 11:55 AM MDT
Please keep the Schmidts in your prayers as they continue to search for Annie.
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October 24, 2016 11:07 AM MDT
“I don’t think she’s still alive. I don’t think she’s survived,” Michelle Schmidt, mother of the missing hiker, told KOIN 6 News over the weekend. “Honestly, that brings me comfort knowing she is with her Heavenly Father, that she’s not hurting, that she’s not suffering.”
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By  LDS Living
October 20, 2016 01:10 PM MDT
This will definitely get you smiling today. It just might even get you busting moves.
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By  LDS Living
September 20, 2016 11:13 AM MDT
In their latest music video, The Piano Guys cover “Okay” by Andy Grammar and Dave Bassett, with Al van der Beek singing vocals.
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By  LDS Living
July 20, 2016 04:38 PM MDT
You may not have heard of Jon Schmidt, Paul Anderson, Steven Sharp Nelson or Al van der Beek—but you've definitely heard of what they make together. The Piano Guys, a group of four Latter-day Saint musicians, have taken the world by storm since they began uploading music to their YouTube channel six years ago.
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May 04, 2016 01:09 PM MDT
The Piano Guys can check another World Wonder off their list in their goal to visit all seven throughout the world. Now they are up to three, having already performed at the Great Wall of China and Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil.
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March 11, 2016 04:59 PM MST
Steven Sharp Nelson gives someone a Book of Mormon on nearly every tour he goes on. Because of this, he's gained some remarkable missionary stories.
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February 08, 2016 05:24 PM MST
One million views in less than two days--that's incredible in anyone's book, but it's something The Piano Guys achieved with their latest breathtaking video. This unique mashup, which has been taking the internet by storm, can only be described as The Piano Guys have titled it on their Facebook page: "If Mozart and Adele dated, this would be their breakup song."
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January 29, 2016 02:59 PM MST
In their latest video on YouTube, the Piano Guys shared a simply gorgeous mashup of Adele's "Hello" and Mozart's classic "Lacrimosa." Be prepared to have your mind blown!
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