Jon Schmidt Born July 9, 1966 Origin Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Genres New Age, pop Occupations Composer, performer, pianist Instruments Piano Years active 1990–present Labels Aubergine Records, Shadow Mountain, JS Productions Associated acts The Piano Guys, Steven Sharp Nelson, Peter Breinholt Website www.jonschmidt.com Notable instruments The Piano Jon Schmidt (born 1966) is an American pianist currently residing in Bountiful, Utah. He describes his style as " New Age Classical." He was born to German immigrants who acquainted him with the works of such composers as Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin. He began songwriting at age 11. To date, he has released eight albums and seven piano books containing transcriptions of original arrangements.
He currently works with
Steven Sharp Nelson on a project called The Piano Guys, which has proved quite popular.
His work is often described as
New Age music with pop elements of hook and melody. [ His works were also featured on sample discs for the ] citation needed Iomega Hipzip Digital Audio Player with the pieces "Sacred Ground", "All of Me", and "Waterfall". [ His influences include ] citation needed Mannheim Steamroller, Billy Joel, and Beethoven. [ ] citation needed Personal life [edit ]
Schmidt is a member of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ] One of his CDs is a collection of hymns without words. [4 ] Schmidt has also worked with [5 ] Peter Breinholt in producing music for Especially for Youth. [6 ]
Schmidt and his wife Michelle have five children.
[7 ] Discography [edit ] "The Piano Guys", 2012 Titanium Pavane Peponi (Paradise) Code Name Vivaldi Beethoven's 5 Secrets Over the Rainbow Simple Gifts Cello Wars (unedited) Arwen's Vigil Moonlight A Thousand Years Michael Meets Mozart The Cello Song Rolling in the Deep What Makes You Beautiful "Hits Volume 1", 2011 Michael Meets Mozart Moonlight Without You The Cello Song Rolling in the Deep Cello Wars (Radio Edit) O Fortuna Bring Him Home Charlie Brown Medley Rock Meets Rachmaninoff All of Me "Hits Volume 1 Limited Edition", 2011 Michael Meets Mozart Moonlight Without You The Cello Song Rolling in the Deep Cello Wars (Radio Edit) O Fortuna Bring Him Home Charlie Brown Medley Rock Meets Rachmaninoff All of Me More Than Words Twinkle Lullaby "Bonus Tracks", 2009, JS Productions Love Story meets Viva la Vida (Taylor Swift Remix) Long Long Ago (Piano/Cello) Jessica's Theme (from The Man from Snowy River) Road Trip 8:42 at Red Rock Canyon (Verbal Intro) 8:42 at Red Rock Canyon All of Me (Sut's Fav.) Live Dumb Song Live Peanuts Medley Live (Linus & Lucy, Track Meet - Vince Guaraldi Cover) Death of Dumbledore Thank You (For the Heroes) The Fishing Stream ROCKmaninoff (Prelude in C-sharp minor - Rachmaninoff) Hymns Without Words, 2006, JS Productions For the Beauty of the Earth Renaissance Hymn (Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise / Saints Behold How Great Jehovah) Baptism Hymn A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief Our Savior's Love Onward Christian Soldiers Hymn of Nature (All Creatures of Our God and King) Funeral Hymn (Jesus the Very Thought / Tribute) That Easter Morn O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown Behold the Wounds in Jesus' Hands Winter Serenade, 2004, JS Productions In The Bleak Midwinter Pachelbel meets U2 North Pole Express ( Ding Dong Merrily On High) Wexford Carol Still, Still, Still First Run Winter Serenade ( Sussex Carol) Deep Winter (Prelude in B-flat minor) Last Lullaby (Thomas' Song) I Will To The Summit, 2000, JS Productions Prelude (My Little Girl) Rush Hour on the Escalante To the Summit Night Song Game Day (Highland Games) Air on the "F" String Our Song I Do Can't Help Falling in Love Sacred Ground Jon Schmidt Christmas, 1997, Shadow Mountain Were you There? Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella Christmas Medley Stars Were Gleaming I Saw Three Ships Star Carol It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Christmas Morning Süsser de Glocken Christmas Hymn Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming Behold and See Gaelic Blessing Silent Night Day in the Sunset, 1994, Aubergine Records By Moonlight Soaring Morning Light Care Free Going Home Solace Christopher's Song Longing Second Variation Big Sky Sunset Walk in the Woods, 1993, Aubergine Records Good Times (Class Of '84) Waterfall Passages Winter Wind Walk In The Woods Hymn of Spring Bells of Freedom Good Day Tribute (Rose-Anne's Song) Cherished Moments August End, 1991, Aubergine Records Heart of a Child Homecoming Nativity First Love Ridin' West August End Piece Of The Storm All Of Me Song Of The Ocean Bedtime Story Singles [edit ] Three songs in 2003 Piano Portraits album by Jon Schmidt, Paul Cardall, David Tolk and Michael R. Hicks: 1. My Little Girl 7. The Fishing Stream 11. Morning Light One song in 2008 Tender Mercies album by Steven Sharp Nelson: References [edit ] External links [edit ]