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Can you identify the piano piece playing in the background, I havn't had much luck.  Thank you.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO7fgp0Hxjg.  The video subject matter is about a serious medical condition.

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Chad Lawson
Chad Lawson  

Charles E.J. Moulton
Charles E.J. Moulton  
Hi there,

No problem.
Actually, the answer is quite easy.
The music is even listed in the end credits.
The guy's name is Chad Lawson.
I found out some stuff about him.
There is an interesting interview with him here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-ingram/pianist-chad-lawsons-new-_b_5992386.h

Multi-award winning pianist and composer Chad Lawson has an impressive list of accomplishments in recent years that many artists could only hope for in a lifetime. He has released seven critically acclaimed albums, worked with renowned musicians and producers and has the distinguished honor of being a Steinway artist.

Born in North Carolina, Chad knew he wanted to be a musician at the age of five. He pursued this dream at age 18 when he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While in school, Chad began his career as a studio musician and after his studies at Berklee, he decided to go on tour with Babik Reinhardt (son of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt).

Following his stint on the road, Chad formed the Chad Lawson Trio. They released their self-titled debut album in 1997 followed by Dear Dorothy; The Oz Sessions (jazz trio arrangements of The Wizard of Oz) in 2002 and Unforeseen two years later. Taking a sabbatical from the jazz trio in 2007, Lawson went on tour in Europe and South America with Julio Iglesias as a keyboardist.

In 2009, Chad released his first solo album, Set on a Hill. The album was produced by the legendary Will Ackerman (Grammy winner/Founder of Windham Hill Records) and was voted "Album of the Year" by Whispering Solo Piano's 1 million listeners.

2011 was a year of overachievement for Chad as he generated two albums and one single. The Piano was released in October to rave reviews and also awarded, "Classical Album of the Year" by Solopiano.com. In August 2011, Chad offered Song of Prayer, a 32-minute improvisational single. This musical masterpiece provided the perfect soundtrack for introspective reflection and meditation. He ended the year with the full-length, A Solo Piano Christmas, featuring his renditions of classic Christmas songs. Reviews New Age proclaimed, "Superb! 5 out of 5 stars."

Some more links:

https://www.youtube.com/user/chadlawsonpiano
http://www.amazon.com/The-Chopin-Variations-Chad-Lawson/dp/B00N98G20M
http://www.chadlawson.com/

If you are interested, here are some links about my own work:

http://about.me/cmoulton
http://www.reverbnation.com/charlesejmoulton
http://moultoniancreativity.weebly.com/
http://charlesejmoulton.weebly.com/
https://twitter.com/moultoncharles

Best regards,

Charles E.J. Moulton
Singer, Actor, Author, Director, Conductor, Teacher, Painter

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Expertise: vocal training, piano, guitar, composition, operatic history, musical history, history of musical theatre and jazz, Swedish musical history. I am educated at the Vienna Music Academy, Vienna Conservatory Opera School, St. Sigfrid's Music Academy. I have sung over 60 operatic and musical roles and performed in over 100 stage productions. I am a teacher of music, drama, and voice, have studied classical guitar and have been a concert singer for close to 30 years (classical, oratory, rock, pop, big band, jazz) I can answer most questions in this area

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STAGE EXPERIENCE (SELECTION OUT OF 100 PRODUCTIONS SINCE 1981) 2013 ALMOSINIER DER ROSENKAVALIER Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2012 HENRY DAVIES STREET SCENE Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2011 FARFARELLO DIE LIEBE ZU DEN 3 ORANGEN Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2010 SAM TROUBLE IN TAHITI Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2008 ZUNIGA CARMEN Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2007 MASETTO DON GIOVANNI Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2004 SPRECHER DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Junge Kammeroper Köln 2003 SCAR DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN Hafentheater Hamburg 2002 APOSTEL JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Bad Hersfelder Festspiele 2001 BIG BOPPER BUDDY – DAS MUSICAL Neue Metropol Hamburg 1997 KOUKOL/Ensemble TANZ DER VAMPIRE Raimund Theater, Wien 1997 Various Roles BROADWAY MUSICAL NIGHT On European Tour 1994 TEUFEL MONSIEUR BON-BON Edgar Allan Poe im Aera Theater SPECIAL SKILLS, SPECIAL INFORMATION TRILINGUAL EXPERIENCE: Opera, Musical, Pop, Rock, Swing, Oratory, Acting, Films, Teaching, Directing, Historical Tour guiding, Subtitle Translation, Voice-Over, Commercials, Professional Translation, Poetry readings, Songwriting, MC LANGUAGES: English, Swedish, German – Fluent / Italian, French Basic Knowledge VOCAL RANGE: Low C – High A INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Guitar HERITAGE: Artistic Family REPERTOIRE: OPERA: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Halevy, Bizet, Offenbach, Wagner, Mozart, Händel LIEDER: Schubert, Strauss, Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelsohn, Tosti, Nordqvist MUSICAL: Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Rodgers, Loesser, Lane, Lloyd-Webber, Menken

Organizations
Musiktheater im Revier The 4-Men Trio The JR Swing Connection BVK VdO

Publications
My articles about vocal training and stage work has appeared in, among others: FANFAIRE MAGAZINE VOCAL IMAGES TIDNINGEN KULTUREN BAROMETERN WRITER'S CAFÉ

Education/Credentials
1985 – 87 Vienna Musical Academy Training 1988 – 89 St. Sigfrid’s Music Academy, Växjö, Sweden 1989 – 92 Seasonal historical tour guiding, Renaissance castle, Kalmar, Sweden 1989 – 95 Vienna Music Academy, Vocal and Stage Department 1993 – 1996 High School Diploma Studies, Long Distance Learning, Average: A – 1996 Vienna Conservatory Opera School 1999 – 2001 ICS Academy Glasgow, Child Psychology Studies (Diploma

Past/Present Clients
International Theatre Vienna, Vienna's English Theatre, Diepold Productions, Vienna Chamber Opera, Neue Metropol Theatre Hamburg, Young Opera Cologne, Opera Bonn, Opera Aachen, Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Vereinigte Bühnen Vienna, Aera Theatre Vienna, Lion King Theatre Hamburg, Kronoberg Theatre Sweden, Musikhalle Hamburg, St. Paul's Cathedral Recklinghausen, St. Aposteln Cologne, Vienna Modern Masters

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