Hello from Skövde, Sweden! I'm currently here to perform with Critical Hit at Sweden Game Conference. Shows tomorrow, Friday, and a big one on Saturday night at Skövde Arena!
I'm so happy to finally have been able to show what I've been working on for the last few months! On September 21 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, Salichan and I shared a stage for the very first time.
We had a lovely audience and the Swiss Society of NY was a great partner in presenting this program! Thank you to everyone who came out to see us, it means the world to Salichan and I! ;-)
Here are some photos from the event, and I'll upload a video soon. We hope to see you soon at another performance of Salome & Salichan!
I'm uber excited to announce that the Swiss Society of New York will be presenting the official premiere of my new concert project "Salome & Salichan"!
"A Swiss Society of NY Premiere: Swiss pianist Salome Scheidegger and her animated pink-haired sidekick “Salichan” present music from video games and Japanese anime movies live on piano in a brand new audiovisual concert experience."
Salome Scheidegger, piano
with the animated, interactive "Salichan"
Character design and illustration: Creamsherry Art
Animation: Travis Johnson
Show start: 6:30pm
Tickets: $17 general admission /
Swiss Society Active Members free; please email
RSVP@swisssociety.org for the members code
I hope to see you there! :-)
For a few months I've been working on a new audiovisual project called "Salome & Salichan". Salichan is my (also pink-haired) sidekick who reacts and interacts on stage projected on a screen next to me while I perform some of my repertoire from the video game and Studio Ghibli cover music.
I have a very talented creative team that has been working on this with me, most notably Creamsherry Art, an illustrator based in Tokyo, who designed Salichan, and animator Travis Johnson, who is giving the character life.
I'm so excited for this project, and can't wait for the premiere in late September!
Hello from grey and rainy NYC!
The soundtrack from the video game "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" has had me spellbound from right when I first heard it. Marcin Przybylowicz's score is incredibly rich musically, at times rhythmically hypnotizing and so exciting and at times hauntingly beautiful with its melancholic melodies and harmonies. I wanted to pay justice to it while finding the right tone on the piano so I got to work and wrote a medley of several different songs/melodies from the original soundtrack and formed it into a coherent song. It's my first medley and I hope you like it! :-)
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Thank you for watching and listening! Have a great day,
Have you seen my two newest music videos on my YouTube channel Salome Piano? The latest one is of my arrangement of one of my very favorite sound track pieces: "Always with Me (Itsumo Nando Demo)" from the movie "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli. This song is also on my latest album "Salichan" which is available on all major online retailers as well as in the "Store" of this website. I hope you like this video! :-)
I just realized that my music video for "Cohen's Masterpiece" from the videogame BioShock surpassed 10'000 views on YouTube recently! SInce I'm a bit of a newbie on YouTube (just started uploading regularly a year ago), this is a big thing for me, haha, even though it might not be for other people. :-D
Thanks to anyone who watches my videos and listens to my music! If you like this, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel "Salome Piano".
PS: we shot this video as a "family matter" almost exactly one year ago in Bali, Indonesia, at a museum for classical and modern Balinese art. There were some strings and keys missing on the piano, and insects had nested inside, since it is basically standing outside in tropical climate all the time. Definitely a memorable shoot. :-P
I hope everyone has started the new year 2017 well!
The holidays and the beginning of this year have been a very exciting time for me, since my newest album "Salichan - The Ghibli Album" has released a month ago. It is now available on my website as a physical CD (signed or unsigned), as well as a digital download on all major music distribution sites like iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify.
I hope you enjoy it!
My new album is coming out this Thursday! It's a dream come true for me: an all-Studio-Ghibli piano album. I grew up with the movies by Hayao Miyazaki and have been in love with their soundtracks ever since. This release will feature, for the very first time, some of my own arrangements for piano.
You can pre-order the album, as well as some fun exclusives like Studio Ghibli character drawings, hand written sheet music, Skype lessons, as well as posters and T-Shirts, and more, on my Pledgemusic pre-order campaign until Thursday, December 15th.
Have a great weekend!
Hello from Oslo, Norway, everyone!
We just finished the Taylor Davis European Tour part 2 and I'm currently waiting for my flight back home. Yesterday I released a new music video on my YouTube channel: it's the piece "Mountain Village" from the beautiful score of the Studio Ghibli movie "The Tale of Princess Kaguya", composed by Joe Hisaishi. This piece is also going to be on my new album that is coming out on December 15th. You can pre-order the album (plus get some really fun exclusives) here.
Hello everybody from Stuttgart where I'm on tour with Taylor Davis! Tonight we'll play at Wagenhalle here, and then leave straight after the concert to Amsterdam where we'll play a show tomorrow night.
I have some exciting news in the mean time! My pre-order campaign for my new Studio Ghibli piano album has launched this past week! Aside from the new album (digital download or physical CD) that comes out on December 15th, you can get fun exclusives like handwritten sheet music, Ghibli character drawings made by myself, posters, T-Shirts, bundles, Skype lessons, and more!
To take a look at my campaign follow this link:
I'm so very excited to be releasing this album soon. Thank you so much for your support! :-)
Hello everybody! I hope you're having a great weekend. I uploaded my newest music video a few days ago on my YouTube channel; it's one of my very favorite songs from one of my very favorite movies (probably the first movie I saw when I was a little girl): the theme song from Hayao Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro". In honor of my upcoming Studio Ghibli piano album, I wanted to record and shoot a music video for the song that I recorded last year for my last album "PLAY". Hope you enjoy it!
Today I released my latest music video: "I Was Born for This" from composer Austin Wintory's incredibly beautiful soundtrack for the equally beautiful indie game "Journey" that came out in 2012.
Last year I commissioned this arrangement by my friend, composer Alex Weston, and recorded it for my album "PLAY - A Video Game and Anime Album" that was released in November 2015. Since I usually record my music videos live while shooting, this is a new recording of it, which, for the very first time, I recorded, edited, and mastered myself (I'm trying to be a bit more self sufficient now... ;-) )
Anyways, I hope you enjoy it!
I'm excited to announce today that I'll be joining my good friend Taylor Davis on her Fall European Tour next month. Performing and traveling with her is always a lot of fun so I can't wait to spend 4 weeks on a tour bus with her through Europe! :-)
Detailed information on dates and cities you can see in the picture above, or on her website .
I hope to see some of you at the shows!
A couple of weeks ago I was finally able to record and shoot one of my very favorite pieces from the classical piano repertoire: the first Mephisto Waltz by Franz Liszt. Every since I first heard the piece in my early teenage years, I've been in love with it!
Once again, my fellow Swizzie Stephan Knuesel wonderfully shot the video in an amazing location high above the streets of Manhattan. I hope you enjoy it!
I got back this past week from a weekend in Chicago for Wizard World Comic Con and felt so happy to have been able to perform not only with my friends from the band Critical Hit, but also for the first time, a solo performance in a convention setting! It was a wonderful experience for me; performing my solo arrangements for such an enthusiastic and open minded crowd, in a beautifully lit panel room. I loved it!
I played some songs from my latest album "PLAY - A Video Game and Anime Album" , some arrangements from my YouTube channel, and a couple of brand new arrangements from my upcoming album of all Studio Ghibli soundtracks.
I absolutely loved the experience and hope to be next time!
I'm so thrilled to announce that I will play my very first solo performance at a Comic Con this week!!
On Friday, August 19th, starting at 7pm, I will play some of my video game and anime music repertoire at Wizard World Chicago. On Saturday night, I will join my friends from Critical Hit for a performance. I'm very excited to be joining Wizard World again, and can't wait to see some of you there!