Kurt Hugo Schneider is an American video editor, musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. Kurt Hugo Schneider’s primary medium is YouTube music videos. He has produced music videos for various YouTube musicians including Sam Tsui.
Table of Biography
Kurt Hugo Schneider was born on September 7, 1988, and he is currently 32 years old. He hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Talking about his family, Kurt’s parents are mother Laurie S Auth, and father Michael. His mother is a visual artist whereas his father is a mathematician. Likewise, he also has a sister named Carson Rose. Carson is an award-winning classical pianist.
Moreover, Kurt has a mixed ethnicity of German and Austrian ancestry from his father’s side. Talent for arts definitely runs in his family with his sister being a pianist and his mother being a visual artist.
Regarding his educational journey, Kurt Hugo graduated from Yale University in 2010, then moved out to Los Angeles in 2011. Prior to enrolling in the university, Kurt attended Wissahickon High School together with Youtube star Sam Tsui. Sam and Kurt lived just a street away from each other and met while attending the same middle school.
Kurt also excelled during his learning years and graduated as class Valedictorian from High School. He also graduated with a Magna Cum Laud from Yale University with a degree in mathematics and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He played for his university chess team and holds a USCF Elo rating of 2235 and can play multiple games blindfolded simultaneously. Kurt probably inherited his flair for maths from his father as he held the title of master.
Kurt has also held a blindfolded simultaneous exhibition for the comedy series “The Try Guys”. He has also featured at the CES 2014 in the HRM Chess Tournament. Nordic Semiconductor hosted by in Las Vegas and Kurt also played against Magnus Carlsen at the time. Then in February 2020, Kurt Hugo Schneider created a sudoku-based puzzle for “Cracking the Cryptic”.
Career and Professional Life
Kurt Hugo Schneider began collaborating with Youtuber Sam Tsui while they were both students at Wissahickon High School. Later, Kurt and Jake Bruene created the musical web series College Musical fall semester 2008 at Yale. Hw composed the songs and also cast the project from Yale’s music community. This included Sam Tsui and Allison Williams.
The first episode aired on YouTube in January 2009. They shot an independent film based upon their online musical series, College Musical: The Movie in the summer of 2010 and released online it on 3 September 2014. They have also released a series of behind-the-scenes videos for the movie, filmed and narrated by Nick Uhas on YouTube.
Moreover, Kurt also produced videos of Sam Tsui singing covers and medleys. They garnered wide media attention with a video of a Michael Jackson medley. This particular video remains the 9th most viewed (more than 34 million) on Kurt’s YouTube channel “KurtHugoSchneider”.
This medley is one of several in which Kurt uses video editing and creates the illusion of a one-man a cappella choir, with Tsui covering lead and backing vocals, playing multiple versions of himself. Their medley videos have been described by Time as a combination of Glee and Attack of the Clones.
The viral videos led to a few appearances on national television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Wall Street Journal. On 3 February 2011, Kurt’s video of Sam Tsui covering Hold It Against Me, in which Tsui sang and played the piano with Kurt on percussion, was featured on Britney Spears’ official website.
The popularity of their videos encouraged the duo to branch out to other projects. Since September 2010, Kurt and Sam also began to release videos of original songs. Then in May 2013, Sam Tsui released his debut original album Make It Up. He also uses his self-titled YouTube channel to distribute original songs and videos.
Moreover, Kurt has also collaborated with high-profile musicians including Jason Mraz and Victoria Justice among others. Some popular videos also include a Miley Cyrus medley sung by Christina Grimmie, a duet between Tsui and Grimmie singing Just a Dream, and a Starcraft-themed parody video, with Husky, of “Baby”. Just a Dream is the most viewed video on “KurtHugoSchneider”, with over a hundred and forty million views.
Kurt has also parodied the infamous “Friday” by Rebecca Black with his variation being known as “Void Rays”. He has collaborated with Tiffany Alvord on a Taylor Swift medley and Matisse on a medley of Rihanna songs. Some of his earlier videos include collaborations with now-actress Allison Williams.
Kurt has also collaborated with Max Schneider on a number of occasions. For example, Kurt directed a Bruno Mars medley for Max Schneider and Victoria Justice, a Maroon 5 medley, and a Christmas medley. Kurt also co-wrote Standing In China with Max Schneider for Cody Simpson’s album Paradise.
Furthermore, Kurt has also performed a cover of “Beauty and the Beat” by Justin Bieber with Alex Goot and Chrissy Costanza from “Against the Current” and also a cover of Counting Stars by OneRepublic. He has also done a cover of Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and a cover of Heart Attack by Demi Lovato with Halocene.
In 2013, he did a big-time campaign with Coca Cola called ‘The Sounds of AHH’ in which he is shown making music playing Coca Cola bottles, cans, and glasses. Moreover, Kurt Hugo Schneider is also an actor and director popular for Epic Patty Cake Song: I’ll Think of You and Just a Dream.
Kurt Hugo Schneider got engaged to his best friend Patty Ho on 18 April 2019. They had been in a romantic relationship for well over 5 years and they are going stronger after their engagement! Patty is also a social media personality. The lovers also often travel the world together. Prior to this relationship, Kurt was seen spending a lot of time with Madilyn Bailey. However, their relationship is said to be more of a professional equation.
Sadly, there is no verified information regarding his body measurement details including his height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, etc. Nevertheless, he has brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about his social media presence, Kurt Hugo Schneider joined Twitter in October 2010 and so far has over 276.8K followers on his @kurthschneider account. Likewise, he goes by @KurtSchneider on Instagram and this account boasts 2,449 posts shares and 550k followers at the time of writing this biography.
Talking about his Youtube channel, Kurt created the “Kurt Hugo Schneider” channel on October 16, 2007. Since then, this channel has earned over 3.3 trillion views and more than 13.1 million subscribers. He also has another channel for behind the scenes and other random things. It is called “Kurt” and this channel has over 239K subscribers. Moreover, Kurt created it on September 25, 2005, and so far has over 12.9 million views.
Likewise, he also has a Facebook page. He created it on October 3, 2010, and so far has over 1.5 million people following his journey. Furthermore, we can even send links to videos of us singing at [email protected] (most probably to feature in his videos!) and we can contact him strictly for business inquiries at [email protected]
Moving on, Kurt Hugo Schneider has a net worth estimation of approximately $4 million dollars. His Youtube channel alone is worth $2.4 million dollars.