Meet ‘Chopstix’, the talking piano by Mark Rober
The EDELWEISS Transparent Klavier has taken the internet by storm this spring with the alter ego CHOPSTIX!
American YouTuber, engineer, and inventor Mark Rober modified our upright and its integrated self-play system to become a talking piano! In addition, Chopstix can play at ultra-high speed, performing Rush E, the sheet music considered impossible to play by hand.
Back in 2021, the acclaimed scientist Mark Rober known for modifying and building extreme gadgets and teaching engineering online contacted Edelweiss about our Transparent Klavier. Mark and his team were looking for a player piano, also known as a self-play piano system, that they could modify and our upright caught their attention.
Along with the assistance of a host of player piano technicians Mark and his team have transformed the Transparent Upright from a 30 key a minute to a 60 key a minute piano player. This has enabled the piano to play the notoriously difficult Rush E, sheet music that is so composed so fast it is impossible for a human to play solo.
Chopstix has to date gained over 13 million views and rising! It has also been featured in numerous media outlets including Classic FM.
The Transparent Klavier is a popular piano in our collections range and comes with integrated LED lights that play to the music.
While our standard model comes with self-play this can be modified to include the additional technology shown on Chopstix. Sales Director, Ross Norman talks through the Klavier and the optional additional features in the short video below.
If you would like to view, play, listen or experience our pianos we currently have a showroom in Harrods, London. We also allow in person and online workshop tours. Please enquire for further information.