Anipiano 2014

Anipiano 2014 LIVE! Anime classical pianist @TEHISHTER perfoms w/ Christine Cabanos, Above Seclusion. Raj Ramayya on July 3 @CLUBNOKIA ~ AniPiano2014.com
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ABOUT CLASSICAL PIANIST, "TheIshter" (ISMAEL RAMOS): "What I love most about playing anime piano arrangements is that I can communicate my own emotions of anime to the audience. It expresses my deepest feelings without even using a single word. When I upload a video and see comments of how it made them cry listening to my arrangements, it brings me endless joy, endless satisfaction that even when I'm so far away from my viewers, I can still get to the bottom of their heart and make them feel what I feel." "With this realization, I want to take it to the next level. If I, and my audience, can feel such strong connection through YouTube alone, it will be even greater in Live Performance, and to achieve that goal is to dedicate my life performing anime music to people. It will take a lot of time, a lot of money, and one hell of a dedication. But in the end, there's no greater happiness than being truly connected with one another through the greatest human language: music."

AniPiano 2014 AniPiano2014 Anime Music Revolution Concert Kicks It Up a Notch with Anime sensations Christine Marie Cabanos, her band ‘Ten Year’ and Raj Ramayya, plus up-and-coming band ‘Above Seclusion’ Anime YouTube Sensation ‘TheIshter’ Headlines Solo for July 3rd Concert at Club Nokia LA ABOUT ANIPIANO 2014 In August 2013, YouTube™'s top-ranking anime classical pianists TheIshter (Ismael Ramos) performed live in front of more than 1,000 dedicated fans in Singapore. The concert, held at Hwa Chong (College), was attended by fans in CosPlay from all over the world. Its amazing success has led to another live performance, AniPiano 2014, this time on the first night of the largest anime conference in North America, Anime Expo 2014. The genius pianist will be performing songs from popular anime works on July 3, 2014, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The concert will also include special guest appearances by voice actress Christine Maria Cabanos with Ten Year, award-winning singer/songwriter/composer/lyricist Raj Ramayya, and the up-and-coming band, Above Seclusion. Anime pianist, TheIshter (Ismael Ramos), has been playing piano since he was 13, when he mimicked the theme song to the JEOPARDY! TV show by ear on a toy keyboard. He fell in love with the instrument and has been self-training himself ever since. "What I love most about playing anime piano arrangements is that I can communicate my own emotions of anime to the audience,†explains Ishter. It expresses my deepest feelings without even using a single word. When I upload a video and see comments of how it made them cry listening to my arrangements, it brings me endless joy, endless satisfaction that even when I'm so far away from my viewers, I can still get to the bottom of their hearts and make them feel what I feel." Professional anime voice-over actress and singer Christine Marie Cabanos will be making a special guest appearance at AniPiano 2014, lending her talents to select music performances with Ishter. Christine performed at Anime Expo 2013 last year, and is the vocalist for the band, Ten Year. Visit her YouTubeâ„¢ channel where you will find covers of songs in both English and Japanese. Her first breakout role voice-acting came as Azusa Nakano of K-ON! and quickly became a regular presence in the anime voice acting and singing world for numerous anime works, as well as videogames, TV appearances and more. Raj Ramayya is a session singer/composer from Canada and is of Indian heritage. He has won and been nominated for several music awards for his scoring, including Best Soundtrack from Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association's "NextFest" for his Bhang Lassi, which is featured in the multiple Gemini award-winning documentary Cosmic Current. He is also featured on the critically acclaimed Anime series Cowboy Bebop and Wolf's Rain, singing tracks on both of the internationally renowned soundtracks with Japanese composer Yoko Kanno. Ramayya is credited with over 250 TV commercials with co-writing, writing and singing contributions. Above Seclusion is a Southern California-based alternative rock band that features 15- and 16-year-old former performing arts singers and musicians, specializing in writing and recording their own music. The band frequently performs at world-class venues in Hollywood, such as the Roxy, Avalon Hollywood, Whisky A Go Go, House of Blues and Troubadour, and has also made a guest appearance on an ABC-TV primetime TV show. Above Seclusion will be touring with singer Ryan Beatty later this year in Los Angeles and Phoenix. In addition, a portion of AniPiano 2014 ticket proceeds will go to supporting the anti-bullying organization, "Jade Against Bullying" (J.A.B.). Founded by 15-year-old former bullying victim, Jade Bryanna Archer, J.A.B. is a grass roots organization in association with non-profit Havenly Blue Foundation that is dedicated to uniting, inspiring and empowering communities and kids to take a stand against today's escalating "childhood bullying" epidemic. Join Jade's campaign now to "Pledge Not to Bully" at http://www.JadeAgainstBullying.com Ticket Information*: A special VIP ticket includes preferred seating and collector's package that will offer early access and rehearsal viewing (4:30pm), a commemorative bound music sheet collection with two arrangements that have yet to be released, and an officially signed event poster. PLEASE NOTE: AniPiano 2014 is not an official affiliate of Anime Expo 2014 and tickets to Anime Expo 2014 are not required to attend the AniPiano 2014 concert. Doors open at 6:30pm (VIP backstage access at 4:30pm) / Show at 7pm.

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TheIshters first song

Raj Ramayya sings Pokeman. Back stage with Dean Suttles and Jade Archer (@Pledgenot2bully) VIP TheIshter fans
07/04/2014

Raj Ramayya sings Pokeman. Back stage with Dean Suttles and Jade Archer (@Pledgenot2bully) VIP TheIshter fans

Congratulations Emile Vang and runnerup Ivan Alejandro Soto Velzaquez for winning two free tickets to tonight's concert ...
07/03/2014

Congratulations Emile Vang and runnerup Ivan Alejandro Soto Velzaquez for winning two free tickets to tonight's concert and thanks to everyone who entered for participating!

See you tonight!

07/03/2014
Higurashi - Dear You (Theishter's Story)

TheIshter's story as he tells it

I am empowered that my interest — anime and piano — is worth doing. It's worth something to be an anime fan, a pianist, even when society deems it to be less...

Voice Actor Steve Blum (Spike in Cowboy Bepob) making a guest appearance with Raj Ramayya and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ton...
07/03/2014
Cowboy Bebop The Movie Trailer

Voice Actor Steve Blum (Spike in Cowboy Bepob) making a guest appearance with Raj Ramayya and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn tonight!

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COSPLAY WELCOME TONITE! #animeexpo @anipiano2014 @rajramayya @blumspew @MaryEMcGlynn @ChristineMCVA Above Seclusion @Abo...
07/03/2014

COSPLAY WELCOME TONITE!

#animeexpo @anipiano2014 @rajramayya @blumspew @MaryEMcGlynn @ChristineMCVA Above Seclusion @Above_Seclusion @ @pledgenot2bully #CowboyBebop #AX2014

HEY LA FANS!WIN TWO FREE TIX TO TONIGHT'S ANIPIANO CONCERT!Guess WHO'S WHO" from the ABOVE SECLUSION band member avatars...
07/03/2014

HEY LA FANS!

WIN TWO FREE TIX TO TONIGHT'S ANIPIANO CONCERT!

Guess WHO'S WHO" from the ABOVE SECLUSION band member avatars below by NOON. Submit answers to [email protected]. Random drawing at noon from those who guess correctly.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED at 1PM

"Before he became a renowned YouTube anime pianist followed by hundreds of thousands, Philippine born Ishmael Ramos was ...
07/03/2014
Fil-Am YouTube stars unite vs. bullying

"Before he became a renowned YouTube anime pianist followed by hundreds of thousands, Philippine born Ishmael Ramos was also a bullying victim as he perfected his craft.

“The anime culture in general is very unique it’s very extreme so when I was a kid I watched anime. I was bullied in high school middle school and as a musician we’re very emotional,” recalled Ramos.

Thx @balitangamerica Filipino News for your support of AniPiano2014 and Jade Archer's JadeAgainstBully campaign efforts!

http://www.balitangamerica.tv/filam-youtube-stars-unite-vs-bullying/

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau July 2, 2014 TORRANCE, Calif - Music can be a reflection for the soul the good and the bad. In this case, Fil-Am musician Brenna Bates and his ...

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07/03/2014
AniPiano 2014 - A Musical Revolution

12:57am, Jul 03 from Twitter Web Client :
@MaryEMcGlynn: So @blumspew will be joining @rajramayya and me onstage tomorrow night at @AniPiano2014. Don't tell anyone, it's a secret! #acousitcbebop

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@Gavin_J_Porter: @MaryEMcGlynn @blumspew @rajramayya @AniPiano2014 It's not really much of a secret if you tweet it, where the entire world can read it.

@anipiano2014 | www.anipiano2014.com

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TheIshter
07/03/2014

TheIshter

yes massage pls, big day tomorrow (and starting my performance with the ultimate Railgun Medley~)

So VIP people are allowed to go in early at the concert (4:30PM), and I could do a meet/greet, while doing rehearsal. General Audience goes in at 6:00PM, and show starts at 7:00PM.

07/01/2014
JABSESSION with AniPiano 2014

Check out the new JABSESSION interviews with Jade from JadeAgainstBullying.com and AniPiano2014 bandmembers from Above Seclusion, Christine Cabanos and her band TEN YEAR and ... TheIshter!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aBIWpkY5gNE

This week on JABsession I, along with my co-host Justyn Tinay and Hannah Kay had the honors of watching the amazing performers for the upcoming AniPiano 2014...

From feature story in LifeinLa.com"AniPiano, with its eclectic collection of musicians, instruments, inspirations and in...
07/01/2014
Anime Will Come To Life in AniPiano 2014 - Life In LA

From feature story in LifeinLa.com

"AniPiano, with its eclectic collection of musicians, instruments, inspirations and influences is the perfect introduction to the genre and art form.

Music, much like animation, is a universal experience These beautiful suites are sure to not only pique your interest in anime, but also open your eyes these moving stories that are becoming global phenomenon." - Omar Najam, LifeInLA.com

http://ow.ly/yDcCy

If you are a fan of live music, listen up. If you are a fan of anime, keep reading. And if you are a fan of both music and anime, get ready for the...

07/01/2014
Jade Against Bullying

We support Jade Against Bullying (@PledgeNot2Bully) and anti-bullying!

A portion of all ticket proceeds go to help Jade STOMP OUT BULLYING! Buy your VIP ticket now and get one extra ticket FREE.

www.anipiano2014.com

The amazing #AniPiano 2014 crew
supporting my cause as they made a pledge not to bully. Thank you to TheIshter, Christine Cabanos, Ten Year and Above Seclusion.

Don't forget this coming Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Club Nokia AniPiano

LifeInLA Exclusive!  Find out now what beautiful anime songwriter/singer just joined the AniPiano2014 concert lineup for...
07/01/2014
Anime Will Come To Life in AniPiano 2014 - Life In LA

LifeInLA Exclusive! Find out now what beautiful anime songwriter/singer just joined the AniPiano2014 concert lineup for Thursday! bit.ly/1x7llXP

If you are a fan of live music, listen up. If you are a fan of anime, keep reading. And if you are a fan of both music and anime, get ready for the mo...

06/30/2014
Jade Against Bullying

Watch this as TheIshter, Christine Cabanos, Ten Year and Above Seclusion give a shout out to @PledgeNot2Bully, 16-year-old Jade Archer's charity to STOMP out the madness!

And you can help! For every Anipiano 2014 ticket you buy, you are also supporting @PledgeNot2Bully

The amazing #AniPiano 2014 crew
supporting my cause as they made a pledge not to bully. Thank you to TheIshter, Christine Cabanos, Ten Year and Above Seclusion.

Don't forget this coming Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Club Nokia AniPiano

06/29/2014
TheIshter

Sneak behind-the-scenes peek! Code Geass OP at AniPiano Rehearsal

CONCERT IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY at CLUB NOKIA L.A. (7/3/14)!
Buy 1 VIP ticket and get one guest ticket free!

Tickets on sale at http://www.AniPiano2014.com/

Code Geass OP, Rehearsal footage (from the performers' meeting yesterday~)

We did a dry run through of the performances, and our media strategist recorded a small excerpt!

Tickets can be bought here: http://www.AniPiano2014.com - less than a week away, it's finally happening July 3! :D

Anime singer Christine Marie Cabanos rehearses with TheIshter for next Thursday's AniPiano concert at Club Nokia LA
06/28/2014

Anime singer Christine Marie Cabanos rehearses with TheIshter for next Thursday's AniPiano concert at Club Nokia LA

TheIshter
06/27/2014

TheIshter

Raj Ramayya, our new AniPiano2014 performer, is an anime singer, composer, lyricist, and voice actor. He was featured on both the soundtrack of anime 'Cowboy Bebop' and 'Wolf's Rain', which is absolutely amazing. Also, he got to work with the legendary YOKO KANNO, by singing tracks in the OST of both of those anime!

Tickets for AniPiano (happening in a week guys) - http://anipiano2014.com/ And more about Raj: http://www.rajramayya.com/

*Image is Keanu Reeves being the perfect actor for live action Cowboy Bebop lol

"ANIPIANO 2014 ANIME CONCERT KICKS IT UP A NOTCH" with Anime sensations Christine Marie Cabanos and her band ‘Ten Year’ ...
06/26/2014

"ANIPIANO 2014 ANIME CONCERT KICKS IT UP A NOTCH" with Anime sensations Christine Marie Cabanos and her band ‘Ten Year’ and Raj Ramayya, plus up-and-coming band ‘Above Seclusion’!

Anime YouTube™ Sensation ‘TheIshter’ Headlines Solo without Animenz for July 3rd Concert at Club Nokia LA

See attached press release and go to www.anipiano2014.com to learn more!

Anipiano 2014's cover photo
06/23/2014

Anipiano 2014's cover photo

Only 20 days away until showtime! Check out TheIshter's post about the version of Angel Beats he is going to play LIVE i...
06/20/2014

Only 20 days away until showtime! Check out TheIshter's post about the version of Angel Beats he is going to play LIVE in Los Angeles at Club Nokia July 3rd...

Before I leave for LA, I will upload a song well known by anime fans around the world: Angel Beats OP - My Soul, Your Beats (FULL Version).

It will be the version I will play for the concert. And since most of you can't make it, I want to at least let you hear my version.

It will be the final video I will upload for this Spring, because this summer season... SAO Season 2. And I can't emphasize enough my love for sniper rifles - and cute girls. :3

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Oh, I will be posting Angel Beats images in the next couple of days, so we can all recollect and remember the emotions from the anime, primed and ready for the upload ;_;

TheIshter
06/18/2014

TheIshter

Any suggestions on how I can set up polls on facebook/youtube?

I want to involve fans in my piano decisions (such as what to improvise on the piano before leaving for LA, or choosing what to play for 2014 Anime Season).

If you guys have any idea on how to make live polls/questions on Facebook and YouTube, please suggest! External polls, like Strawpoll is anonymous, so it's hard to moderate and not preferred...

A-and y'know, it can also be used for other things. Like if I want to know who's the best waifu.

Thanks to "Jade Against Bullying" for the AniPiano2014.com shout out on FLPNO.com! Proud to be supporting her and we hop...
06/14/2014
Fil-Am Teen Jade Archer Stands Up Against Bullying•FLPNO

Thanks to "Jade Against Bullying" for the AniPiano2014.com shout out on FLPNO.com!

Proud to be supporting her and we hope we completely sellout at the LIVE concert because a portion of the proceeds go to help her STOP OUT BULLYING! :)

An interview with 15-year old Fil-Am Jade Archer about her anti-bullying foundation Jade Against Bullying.

TheIshter is going to soon release the first collaboration song that they will be performing LIVE at AniPiano2014!
06/07/2014

TheIshter is going to soon release the first collaboration song that they will be performing LIVE at AniPiano2014!

• "God Knows" collab with singer/voiceactress Christine Cabanos coming soon (piano done, singing in the process of recording). Really really excited for this one~

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• The sheet music giveaway will happen after the upload :D (See: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=639545396120837 )

Wow! Over 700 people commented on which sheets for TheIshter to upload. He'll be tallying that up in a couple of days - ...
06/05/2014

Wow! Over 700 people commented on which sheets for TheIshter to upload. He'll be tallying that up in a couple of days - this will decide which sheet he will give away for you guys. Go to his page [TheIshter] and weigh in if you want. More updates to come!

Animenz
05/25/2014

Animenz

Alright Ladies and gentlemen, it's your chance to decide which OP/ED/soundtrack of THIS (!) spring anime season 2014 I'm going to cover next on the piano. You can also "upvote" suggestions by liking the respective comments.

There are only two conditions:

1. I probably won't cover it if there's a good piano version on youtube already, who also provided the sheets (

TheIshter
05/25/2014

TheIshter

*The More You Know About Theishter #2 ☆~~~*

My (baby) face, in full view. It's always the side-face on my videos.

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If you have a question and want me to answer it as a facebook post, comment below~ (I will pick deeper questions, not like my favorite color or something lol).

05/18/2014
Angel Beats OST - My Song

TheIshter shares his excitement for the chance to perform June Maeda's "My Song" LIVE and more for his fans:

"I feel like with AniPiano 2014, I can finally sing my own song, share my own emotions with an audience, and with my fans. And not only that, but to others to see that reaching for your dreams isn't impossible. It may be a long, tough road ahead, but never impossible."

TheIshter's sheet music will be exclusively available in Theishter/Animenz Sheet Music Binder, and can only be acquired by buying VIP seats at our AniPiano 2014 Concert, at CLUB NOKIA Los Angeles, July 3 (1st day of Anime Expo!) Buy your tickets here: http://www.AniPiano2014.com

This song... I would just like to say that Jun Maeda is an extraordinary genius for creating such impactful music, and originally creating Angel Beats. I fee...

TheIshter shares the truth about why he wants AniPiano2014 to succeed...
05/16/2014

TheIshter shares the truth about why he wants AniPiano2014 to succeed...

Y'know, I've been told to keep advertising our AniPiano 2014 concert by our business department to sell more tickets.

But for me, I learned that I want to sell tickets not because I want money (though it is needed of course), but because I want to play for you, the fans - the fans who understand who we are, and who understand the depth of what we are playing on the piano.

Because right now, I can't tell you how excited I am to show you the Railgun Medley, or the Angel Beats I will be playing. It's kind of like... showing someone a movie that you really really love and adore. That's how I feel.

So as an anime pianist, I urge you to buy tickets for our concert~ http://bit.ly/1g1Gpuo

For the Angel Beats segment of the concert, I will be playing My Soul, Your Beats; Ichiban no Takaramono; and My Song. ... and it would be kind of cool to disappear after playing My Song on stage, wouldn't it.

Check out what songs TheIshter is working on for the special TheIshterAnimenz Sheet Music Binder for the VIP audience at...
05/14/2014

Check out what songs TheIshter is working on for the special TheIshterAnimenz Sheet Music Binder for the VIP audience at AniPiano2014!

I'm currently working on Theishter/Animenz Sheet Music Binder for the VIP audience at AniPiano2014!

Some of the sheets are from scratch because these are from the YouTube videos that I didn't make sheet music. This in the picture is Spice and Wolf OP - Tabi no Tochuu.

My transcriptions in the special sheet binder confirmed:
• Higurashi - Dear You (never before released)
• Spice and Wolf - Tabi no Tochuu (never before released)
• Attack on Titan OST - Vogel im Kafig (never before released)
• Code Geass - COLORS (remastered)
• Hatsune Miku - ODDS&ENDS (remastered)
• [Should I include an extra transcription here?]

The VIP seats for our AniPiano 2014 concert are selling quickly, get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1g1Gpuo

A reminder post on TheIshter FB page ;) Hey guys, only TWO DAYS left until the discounted concert ticket prices are over...
05/14/2014
ANIPIANO 2014

A reminder post on TheIshter FB page ;)

Hey guys, only TWO DAYS left until the discounted concert ticket prices are over! Get your tickets for AniPiano2014 Concert with me and Animenz, to kick off Anime Expo this July 3~

http://www.axs.com/events/250129/anipiano-2014-tickets

Get tickets for ANIPIANO 2014 FEATURING THEISHTER AND ANIMENZ at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on Thu, Jul 3, 2014 - 7:00PM at AXS.com

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05/13/2014
Jade Against Bullying - Flash Intro

Interview with CBS news in LA (Channel 9) Airs today at 3:30 Pacific/ 6:30 Eastern pic.twitter.com/IIFIBBU4mx

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05/08/2014
Code Geass OP - COLORS (Piano)

Many thanks to Calvin!

"RT @C_dubb97: That 'Colors' cover by @tehishter actually brought a tear to my eye. It's so good"

Hello everyone! Finally, the song that I've been wanting to arrange for the longest time, but I never attempted before due to the fact that I was afraid of n...

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