The newest edition of PIANO BATTLE shows the pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis make an orchestra part of their battle. The various instrumental groups of the orchestra become the “weapons” which will be chosen and added to the scene with round. At some point the two protagonist even try to conduct the band, which has to fail – and so both the orchestra and the audience welcome the conductor on stage. As much as the orchestra is actively involved, the verdict of the battle will still be spoken by the audience. Rachmaninov vs. Chopin, Mozart vs. Rossini, Grieg vs. Schumann, and the grand finale makes a Star Wars medley: It’s entertaining, educational and still serious music making – when PIANO BATTLE meets ORCHESTRA.


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