Van and dueling piano partner/spouse Cristina frequently appear on Disney Cruise Ships and are regarded as Disney’s premier dueling pianos performers. They were selected to headline on the Disney Magic’s inaugural Caribbean cruise.
Van is one of the originators of the dueling pianos entertainment concept. He has performed his Audience Interaction show at hot spots throughout the country, including a three year run at the world famous Pat O’Brien’s Club, in New Orleans. It was there, fielding hundreds of requests each night, that Van developed his repertoire of more than 2,000 songs, ranging from Rock to Bach.
In 2001, Van put that repertoire and his stamina to the test, when he set the Guinness World Record by playing the piano continuously for 39 hours and 976 songs shattering the previous record of 24 hours and 650 songs. His piano marathon helped raise money for music education in public schools.
Van and Cristina are one of only three dueling pianos husband-and wife duos in the US.