Hi! Welcome to the stream! 😀
I'm playing on a Shigeru Kawai SK-2 concert grand piano!
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Thank you so much for your support. VGP has had several in-person performances that were cancelled/postponed, due to the pandemic.
If you have sheet music, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please send the sheet music to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will save time from VGP having find the sheet music on stream and thereby waste valuable streaming time. If not, VGP will look for sheet music or transcribe the music on the spot. VGP can also improvise music.
About Martin Leung aka Video Game Pianist
Creator of the Super Mario Medley video (2004)
This viral video was seen by millions around the world in the era before social media existed!
VGP is the "father" of ushering in the trend of people posting videos of themselves playing video game music on musical instruments, and has inspired many people to learn the piano. Also, he has accomplished his mission statements as Video Game Pianist, including: 1. Make classical music more popular by creating a bridge between the video game music world and the classical music world; 2. Popularize video game music; 3. Popularize the piano.
VGP has performed at Penny Arcade Expo, E3, Brasil Game Show, German Games Convention, GDC, Comic Conventions in Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. From 2005-2012 he performed in select shows with Video Games Live, while he was a piano performance major at the University of Southern California (DMA, 2015), Yale University (MM, 2010), and Cleveland Institute of Music (BM, 2008)
Check out VGP's PianoChess streams on Twitch, where VGP plays piano and chess at the same time. The stream is meant to be entertaining and educational. VGP's Twitch channel is: http://www.twitch.tv/videogamepianist
Good chess and good music to all!
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13 February 2021 - Guess the Theme has migrated to VGP's instagram: www.instagram.com/videogamepianist
10 January 2021 - Viewers who use iOS can use the following steps to become a channel member. Thank you to Wario9989 for the advice: You have to open up safari and access YouTube through there. Then open up the desktop version of YouTube by clicking the Aa button on your search bar. From there you will find the join button
23 November 2020 - Channel members now have access to VGP's Discord server! The server integration issue has been resolved.
Martin Leung, DMA
Tears of joy emoji, smiling biceps, and number 1 emoji by Joshua Foley
"Water Jug" oil painting by Harris Johnson
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