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The black and the white are ready to fight.

Two piano champions on stage; one in black, the other in white. They perform, compete, and shine; the concert hall packed full of people, applauding, clapping, and raising their hands …

Welcome to the PIANO BATTLE !!

The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the PIANO BATTLE sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The two artists, with distinctly different performance styles, take turns to perform pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. They will even improvise based on the tunes you request.

A competition wouldn’t be a competition without a jury but here – You will be the judge. All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists performances and eventually decide who the winner is. And this might not be the limit of your participation …

Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two piano geniuses, the PIANO BATTLE is a unique concert that pleases both the eye and the ear.

Originally created for the Hong Kong City Festival, PIANO BATTLE has been performed for sold-out audiences in Europe, the United States and Asia, including the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center and an open air spectacle before 6000 fans in Taiwan. The show has also been well-received in the pianists‘ home country where Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis have performed for enthusiastic audiences in concert halls and festivals all over Germany – including Beethovenfest Bonn, Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Prinzregententheater Munich and Philharmonie Berlin.

「鋼琴大鬥法」是由兩位德國青年鋼琴家安德列亞斯‧肯恩(Andreas Kern)與保羅‧希比斯 (Paul Cibis)所組成。兩位鋼琴家深信古典音樂不一定嚴肅艱澀,以輕鬆有趣的方式演繹古典樂章亦可彰顯古典音樂的優美和深度,並能更接近群眾。在傳統的古典音樂會中,表演者總是與觀眾保持遠遠的距離,「鋼琴大鬥法」卻打破成規,與觀眾互動,讓他們真正投入其中。


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