In August 2013, YouTube™'s top-ranking anime classical pianist TheIshter (Ismael Ramos) performed live in front of more than 1,000 dedicated fans in Singapore. The concert, which was 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.

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July 3, 2014 - Club Nokia, Los Angeles
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TheIshter (Ismael Ramos) was born the oldest of two children on December 27, 1990, in Marikina City, Philippines, and has been playing the piano for almost 10 years. Completely self-taught, Ismael first picked up piano at the age of 13 and discovered anime shortly after at the age of 15. Soon he was blending his two passions together - anime and piano. In 2009, he created what is now his current and thriving YouTube™ channel "TehIshter," and currently has a 100,000+ YouTube fan-following with 15 of his top videos, including SWORD ART ONLINE, ATTACK ON TITAN (duet with Animenz), GUILTY CROWN, and ANGEL BEATS!, ranging from hundreds of thousands of views in less than two years.

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Ten Year

Ten Year is an acoustic trio consisting of members Christine Marie Cabanos on vocals, Jun Umeda on guitar, and Oscar Garcia on upright bass. Ten Year has an eclectic sound that combines classical instruments and influences with modern arrangements. They will be joined by guest guitarist Victor Sgroi for AniPiano 2014.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter/composer/lyricist Raj Ramayya has been a consistently strong force in the international music scene. With over 15 years of experience working and living in Japan and abroad, he has collaborated with several distinguished artists ranging from Yoko Kanno (Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Wolf's Rain), Tatsuya Oe (Hotei, Captain Funk), Chris Mosdell (The Cream of Eric Clapton, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie), and songwriting guru Ron Sexsmith (About Time).

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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is best known for her extensive English dubbing of various anime and video games such as Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Code Geass, Final Fantasy XIII, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, to name just a few.

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Above Seclusion

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.

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