The Piano Guys’ Kids Are the Inspiration Behind Their YouTube Hit

A Thousand Years

“Our kids give us great inspiration for our music. When Jon’s 17 year old daughter said how much she loved this song, Jon decided to try it. He experienced a flood of inspiration. “Never has a piano part come together this fast,” Jon says. Steve experienced similar inspiration while composing the cello parts.

Since the lyrics suggest a bride walking towards the groom in a ceremony we thought we would include a quote from the Bridal Chorus by Wagner in the climax of the song (It is carefully disguised)…

As it seems to always go, Paul and Tel didn’t find the spot until they spent 9 hours driving around southern Utah the day before the shoot looking. After getting a little discouraged by not finding anything that great, they just happened to check out a little hidden spot right near Baker Dam and thought it was perfect for the song. The next morning we all loaded up the piano and headed out there to film, but after getting the Truck and Trailer stuck and waiting for the sun to move, we didn’t get started filming until that evening having about 3 hours of light. It was so fun to film and play in the middle of the trees!”

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Laura Montorio

 

 

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Piano Guys

Name: The Piano Guys (Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson)

Curiosity: The Piano Guys started making music videos together for fun and their "hobby" turned into a worldwide phenomenon when their self-made YouTube videos amassed millions of views (over 385 million).  To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group has released three major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, and a holiday album called A Family Christmas.


Website: www.ThePianoGuys.com