piano battle

Whether or not they are friends in real life, mercy is the last thing on their mind when fighting on stage. Who can win the audience‘s heart is is the only thing that counts … 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 …


Originally created for the Hong Kong City Festival in 2009, the Piano Battle has been performed in several sold-out tours in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The concert show celebrated its European premiere at the Piano City Berlin Festival in 2010, followed by invitations to Luxembourg, Milan and other German cities. Several radio and TV stations have featured the show, most recently the German broadcaster ZDF in their national morning show.

Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two charismatic musicians, the PIANO BATTLE is an original concert like no others – and that is why it sells out wherever it goes!

Curious? Then have a look at our website: www.pianobattle.com

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