Dueling Piano Siblings Perform “Frozen” Playing Backwards

A pair of talented pianists recently released a video medley of Frozen songs on youtube that seems to have captured viewers’ imaginations. Jason Lyle Black and Sara Arkell duel for control over the piano while playing several of the most well known pieces from the Disney hit, which is soon to release a sequel.

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Jason composed the melodies and got Sara on board after seeing one of her videos online.

Sara starts off on the piano by herself, but it isn’t long before Jason tries to get in on the act. Sara gains the upper hand again with the help of her younger brother before the two join together at the end of the video for a duet. Both Jason and Sara share the ability to do the backwards piano technique, which Jason has shown in previous videos. After only a week’s release, the video has surpassed a million views on Youtube.

Jason composed the melody for the mash-up, and decided to work with Sara after a friend pointed her videos out to him because of her similar style. He makes regular public performances and also offers piano and composition lessons via Skype on his website. He has been playing piano since aged 8 and composing since he was 15. Sara, currently 12, has been playing since she was nine and publishes her own videos on her youtube channel.

There must be something about the Frozen soundtrack that attracts classical musicians, because this mash-up isn’t the first. The Piano Guys, known for their interesting combinations, brought together Let It Go from Frozen and Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons.