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You’ve never heard Star Wars, Doctor Who or The Walking Dead played like this before…

December 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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You’ve not heard Star Wars like this before.

While we’d wager almost all of you reading this know almost every note of John Williams’ iconic Star Wars score, we bet you’ve not heard it played on piano.

Well, you have now thanks to the beautiful Player Piano AKA Sonya Belousova. Check out her Star Wars Medley below.

And scroll down for her Walking Dead and Doctor Who work. You can thank us later 🙂

The Music Awakens As Award-Winning Film Composer & Pianist, Sonya Belousova,
Unleashes EPIC Performance In Honor of The Star Wars Saga

Player Piano Hits the Right Note With Fans On Specially Designed Star Wars Pianos

LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday, December 10th 2015 – In celebration of this year’s biggest cinematic event, Player Piano is excited to release its most EPIC video to date in honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The ten-minute musical spectacle is uniquely arranged and performed by film composer and concert pianist Sonya Belousova, and is directed by filmmaker Tom Grey. Player Piano’s Star Wars video rounds off what has been a phenomenal year for the incredibly popular digital series that has wowed pop culture fans, critics and judges alike with their gorgeously shot musical adventures including Doctor Who, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and The Walking Dead. The video is now available to stream here.

John William’s incredible soundtrack from the Star Wars saga over the past four decades have brought to life some of our favorite moments of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and other characters from the galaxy. As the first notes are played by Sonya and the camera pulls back across space to reveal the stunning custom-made Millennium Falcon piano, fans will be sure to feel goose bumps as her original arrangement kicks in. This time, Player Piano has delivered not one but four breathtaking arrangements and performances including The Main Title, Duel of The Fates, The Imperial March and Princess Leia’s Theme, which Sonya plays across on a Millennium Falcon, a Vader Black and an R2D2 designed piano. What’s more, budding musicians will be able to download Sonya’s Star Wars sheet music from Music Notes

Sonya Belousova is one of today’s most exciting film composers and accomplished pianists. Most recently, she has composed for TWO BIT WALTZ starring Academy Award nominee William H. Macy; CHRISTMAS TRADE starring MTV Movie Award winner William Baldwin; HOW SARAH GOT HER WINGS starring Teen Choice nominee Derek Theler; as well as THE BOAT BUILDER starring Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd. She has also performed in the largest concert venues of both her native Russia and USA including Carnegie Hall and The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. She has performed at the 2014 Golden Score Awards honoring Grammy Award winning arranger and producer Jorge Calandrelli and Academy Award winning composer, Michael Giacchino. As Player Piano she has wowed audiences at San Diego: Comic-Con (introduced by the legendary Stan Lee no less), and finally performed as a soloist on her original arrangements for a 70 piece live orchestra and choir at a sold out crowd at Anime Expo.

Player Piano has recently garnered around 7 million views and continues to provide an innovative platform for branded content and live experiences. For further information please go to their home page.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….