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The Piano Guys' most popular videos, now available as 'live home performances' for Yamaha Disklavier owners / Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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Having amassed billions of views and millions of followers, The Piano Guys ( pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, video producer Paul Anderson and music producer Al van der Beek ) have become one of the most successful instrument music groups ever to grace the Internet, while capturing the hearts of music fans as they tour worldwide. The meteoric success of the "Guys" came about from more than 60 breathtaking videos. The talented group performs their unique brand of classical, contemporary and rock and roll music in locales where a piano has never gone before-from atop the Great Wall of China and a speeding train, to the edge of a 1,000-foot cliff in the Utah desert.

Beginning July 1, six of The Piano Guys' most popular viral videos move out from the screen, to be experienced for the first time as simultaneous television and "live" piano performances in the homes of Yamaha Disklavier owners around the globe. The Disklavier is a remarkable high-tech reproducing piano that can transmit highly-nuanced performance data – the actual keystrokes and subtle gradations of pedal movement – between similarly equipped instruments over the Internet. As an artist performs, their precise note-for-note performance data is captured, then streamed to similarly equipped remote instruments anywhere in the world, where it is recreated exactly as the artist originally intended.

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