Little Star, The Piano Guys, and Star Wars
The Piano Guys consists of 5 guys from different walks of life who somehow came together to combine music, video, and a appreciation of nature. Individually they are Jon Schmidt (piano), Steven Sharp Nelson (cello), Tel Stewart (videography/editing), Paul Anderson (videography/piano store owner) and Al van der Beek (music producer), combined they are nothing short of spectacular.
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys, in addition to their brilliant combination of classic and pop music, have become known through their YouTube channel for presenting striking natural backgrounds fronted by technically and creatively stunning music. The video above, Twinkle Lullaby, features some amazingly beautiful time-lapse astro-photography of Utah’s desert skies taken by Tel Stewart, Paul Anderson, and Shaye Scott as a backdrop to Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek, and Steven Sharp Nelson’s arrangement of Twinkle Little Star.
‘We love showcasing the beauty of the earth—where people don’t expect to find classical instruments.’ Paul Anderson
All Piano Guys video are shot on location, usually requiring an incredible amount of effort to do so, and most are shot in Utah. The scenery is so breathtakingly beautiful I’m wondering why I am not booking a flight there at this very moment. Please note — I said ‘most’ are shot in Utah. Not all. Some were shot a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….