The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos which have garnered over 1.6 billion YouTube views. It's the Guys' highly original blend of classical music with pop that has made them an internet phenomenon. They've made over 65 videos since joining forces in early 2011, including their biggest hit, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." "Code Name Vivaldi" blends The Bourne Identity soundtrack riff with a similarly intense Vivaldi cello concerto in a breathless video culminating with Schmidt and Nelson performing on a flatcar on a high-speed train. "Titanium/Pavane" is a mash-up of French classical composer Gabriel Fauré's Pavane with David Guetta's "Titanium."
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).