Great Music from The Piano Guys, 2Cellos, Simply Three, Brooklyn Duo


I’m digging this new style of music popular on YouTube: classical covers of pop songs, some even call it “classical pop.” You might have seen and heard the most popular one, The Piano Guys, but these other 4 I found are very awesome too. Let me introduce you to these classical pop musicians and their most popular videos:

The Piano Guysthepianoguys.com + YouTube youtube.com/ThePianoGuys [cf. How These Four Dads From Utah Quit Their Day Jobs to Make Millions on YouTubeMusic: Beautiful. Inspirational. The Piano Guys.]

2CELLOS @ http://www.2cellos.com + YouTube youtube.com/2CELLOSlive [cf. 2CELLOS: Two 20-somethings rocking out, making the cello coolCello Duo Scores YouTube Hit with Heavy-Metal Cover]

Simply Threesimplythreemusic.com + YouTube youtube.com/SimplyThreeOfficial

Brooklyn Duobrooklynduo.com + YouTube

Valentina Lisitsa @  valentinalisitsa.com + YouTube youtube.com/ValentinaLisitsa [cf. The Classical Pianist With 55 Million YouTube Hits]

Also see this great write up by William Pankey, 5 musicians who are reinventing ‘boring’ classical music for a modern audience; he wrote the article I wanted to.

Related articles:

2Cellos: “There are no rules at our shows” (HuffPost, Apr 2017)

2Cellos Take Classical Crossover Videos to the Next Level (WQXR, Sep 2016)

Classical Crossover for the Win (New York Times, May 2016)

Classical music explodes, both in sales and in expanding boundaries (New York Daily News, Feb 2014)

2Cellos push possibilities of their instruments (Boston Globe, Oct 2013)