The Living Arts Centre presents Piano Battle featuring Paul Cibis vs Andreas Kern on April 10 and 11.
Black and white are ready to fight in this unique concert experience. Whether or not they are friends in real life, mercy is the last thing on their mind when fighting on stage. Winning the audience’s heart is the only thing that counts.
The Piano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The two artists, with distinctly different performance techniques, will even go so far as to improvise on the tunes you request.
A competition wouldn’t be a competition without a jury and here, the audience will be the judge. All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists’ performances and will eventually crown the winner. Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two classy pianists, the Piano Battle is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye.
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 6,000 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 at festivals all over Germany – including the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Prinzregententheater Munich and the Philharmonie Berlin.
Photo: The Living Arts Centre presents Piano Battle featuring Paul Cibis vs Andreas Kern on April 10 and 11.