TEAR DOWN THE BOUNDARIES
The brainchild of internationally acclaimed 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. Think Schubert versus Chopin, or swot versus class clown, if you like. Who will be first to cross the finishing line, the pianist clad in black attire or in white? Only the audience will decide! Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two classy pianists, the PIANO BATTLE is a unique concert that is innovative, humorous, interactive and accessible. It is about democratising classical music.
Originally created for the Hong Kong City Festival, PIANO BATTLE has been performed at prestigious festivals and numerous concert halls in Asia, Europe and North America. During the last years Andreas and Paul have expanded the concept. The result is an instalment of three “duo” shows, and one Battle with Orchestra: