About the Piano
For my piano, I was inspired by the work of the artist Holton Rower. Using paint, Rower creates these collages of color that I always found really beautiful and intriguing. Considering music is filled with different sounds, styles, and quite crazy in nature, I wanted a piano that could illustrate that. The Rower inspiration just felt right!
About the Artist
Greyson Michael Chance (born on August 16, 1997) is a singer, songwriter and pianist. His April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a sixth-grade music festival went viral on YouTube, gaining widespread attention and over 54 million views as of June 2015, as well as an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show shortly afterward. Two of his original compositions, "Stars" and "Broken Hearts", gained over six and eight million views respectively on his YouTube channel. His debut single, "Waiting Outside the Lines", was released in October 2010. Chance's debut album, Hold On 'Til the Night, was released on August 2, 2011.
Chance is set to release his second EP, Somewhere Over My Head, on May 13, 2016. The lead single, "Afterlife", was released in October 2015, followed by "Hit and Run" and "Back On the Wall" in February and April 2016, respectively.
His piano was created with the aid of Sing for Hope Volunteer Artist Laura Ricciardi. Laura Ricciardi is a New York-based artist whose work explores speech/meaning in flux, collective memory, and the interplay between individuality and community. Her interactive work strives to uncover possibility, to honor the boldness of sincerity, and to create space for wonder & joy.