Worldwide piano sensation, composer, music producer and Guinness World Record Holder (“Fastest Piano Player”) Peter Bence is coming to Belgium for the very first time! On October 26th, he will halt at the Koningin Elisabethzaal in Antwerp with his ‘The Awesome Piano’ Tour. Tickets are on sale as from Friday April 29th at 11 AM via greenhousetalent.com.
Bence has achieved sensational success with his edgy, percussive and expressive playing style that has broken down boundaries between classical and popular music. He takes the piano to a whole new level, turning the instrument into a full orchestra, which inspires both younger and older generations of musicians and music lovers from everywhere around the world. He has taken the Internet by storm with his piano arrangements, collecting over 950 million video hits and a huge following on YouTube and Facebook over the past years.
As early as age the age of two, Bence was playing back melodies by ear from his favorite cartoons and films on his grandparents’ upright piano. Showing serious interest and talent, he soon began his musical education at 4 in the local music school of his hometown in Hungary. He was considered a musical prodigy by teachers & peers and was accepted at Franz Liszt University of Music in Debrecen - despite of the fact he was still enrolled at elementary school. After his training in classical piano and composition in Hungary, he continued his studies as a scholar at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts as a film scoring and piano major, where he would absorb a wide spectrum of musical genres, many of which contributing to his style today. His biggest musical influences include John Williams, Michael Jackson, Queen, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and many others.
In January 2012 he attained the Guinness World Record for the “most piano key hits in one minute” with 765 key hits. Peter began uploading videos to YouTube while at Berklee and in 2015 with his arrangement of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ he quickly rose to fame, collecting a whopping 10 million hits over just a few days, becoming a massive viral sensation. Now he has over 950+ million accumulative video views on YouTube and Facebook combined. In the past four years he has performed sold out shows in over 40 countries, including the Sydney Opera House, Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, Stadthalle in Vienna, Victoria Hall in Geneva and Crocus City Hall in Moscow. He opened BBC’s Proms In The Park 2017, in Hyde Park, London for 50,000 people. In 2020 his album “The Awesome Piano” - debuted on the Steinway & Sons label - immediately charted #1 on iTunes in multiple countries and #11 on Billboard (worldwide).
Don’t miss out on this unique musical experience in collaboration with Greenhouse Talent!