I will play video game music, host Guess the Composer, and take video game music requests! This stream and the stream chat log will be publicly available a few hours after the stream finishes.
To make a video game music request, please make a Super Chat of 5 USD* minimum for a piece that I know and is on my repertoire list at www.videogamepianist.com/repertoire, and a Super Chat of 10 USD* minimum for a piece that I do not know. For the piece that I don't know, I will learn it on the spot. Please note that all Super Chats are final. No refunds will be given. If you would like to request a non-video game music piece, please check with me first before making a Super Chat by mentioning my user name in the chat or talking to a moderator.
Info about Super Chatting: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7277005?hl=en
* If you use currency other than USD, please make sure your amount is equivalent to the corresponding USD before making a Super Chat. Thank you.
Live chat rules:
Respect the moderators. Be courteous to everyone. Chat only in English. No channel advertisements. No call-outs or witch-hunt attempts. No swearing. Do not make any requests for me to play unless you make a Super Chat as described above.
“A brilliant pianist” (The Times of London), Martin Leung is ushering in a new era of music. He makes our globe a more joyful place. His piano solos have emerged as historic in both live and recorded performances, and they have changed the way we think of music. He is known for Super Mario Medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFZki6TcY4w On 19 October 2007, Super Mario Medley became the highest rated video on YouTube Japan. Video Game Pianist performed in 17 countries and at E3, PAX, GDC, German Games Convention, Brasil Game Show, among others.
As a classical pianist, Martin Leung holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Musi (BM ’08, pupil of Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro), the Yale School of Music (MM ’10, pupil of Claude Frank), and the University of Southern California (DMA ‘15, pupil of Stewart Gordon). Martin won prizes in international piano competitions. In November 2016 Martin won the Zoltán Rozsnyai Memorial Prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Piano Competition, Division VII (Concerto). Last November Martin gave his European concerto debut, playing Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major at the Leipzig Gewandhaus with the Akademisches Orchester Leipzig and maestro Horst Förster.
Reviews and Mentions
"Martin Leung, a pianist who gained fame on YouTube, brought down the house with his signature blindfolded performance of the theme from Super Mario Brothers." - Seth Schiesel, The New York Times
"The concert also included a performance by pianist Martin Leung..." - Grace Jean, The Washington Post
"...A brilliant pianist..." - Leo Cotterell, The Times (United Kingdom)
"Pianist Martin Leung totally rocks the house." - Chris Kohler, Wired
"Martin achieved a staggering degree of Internet fame with a six-minute video ... It's a hilarious, jaw-dislocating virtuoso performance. ...Martin is the gold standard in a shockingly large kingdom of Internet-only Super Mario tributes ..." - Rob Harvilla, Riverfront Times