- Talma Gotteiner
Tel-Aviv: Peter Bence is Back
Peter Bence is not only the piano virtuoso, composer and producer, who holds the Guinness record as the world's fastest pianist. He has long been a network star thanks to the piano versions he did for the songs of Michael Jackson, Queen, Sia and many other artists bringing him over half a billion views on YouTube and millions of followers on the social networks.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 at the Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center
Photo Credit: Simone Di Luca
Bence's huge success came through his unique style, which breaks the divide between classical and popular music. With his immense talent, Bence takes the piano playing to new places that manage to sway and mesmerize the audience regardless of age, geographical location or musical propensity. His live shows have attracted thousands of people all over the globe, and in the last two years he has visited more than 40 countries across four continents, the highlight being the opening of the BBC PROMS celebrations in Hyde Park in front of 50,000 viewers.
Bence started playing piano at the tender age of two. By the time he was 7, he had composed his first piece and at the age of 11 released his first album, influenced of Mozart and Chopin. After graduating from the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Bens moved to the United States where he studied at the prestigious Berkeley College in Boston. Bence did not focus only on classical music. From an early age he listened and experimented with styles such as rock and pop, when he was inspired by Michael Jackson's work.
In a recent interview he mentioned that his immense performance and travel schedule increased started from Jackson's BAD video.
Another character who influenced his life is that of John Williams, who wrote the soundtrack for the Star Wars movies. The two met while attending Berkeley College. He later stated that the sessions encouraged him to improvise on recognized works. In 2015, Bence released his first video to the network, a video that made him a viral sensation overnight.
Bence is by far the fastest pianist in the world. He "hits" the keyboards no less than 765 times a minute, giving him a place of honor in the Guinness Book of World Records. Watching him play is an experience not only at the listening level but also at the viewing level. Bence uses all parts of the piano, including the piano body and strings, to produce sounds. At times, it sounds like an entire orchestra is on stage and not just Bence and the piano.
The Israeli audience can expect an ecstatic and mesmerizing experience from his shows. Despite his training and education in classical music, in Israel, he will present his full repertoire, which includes songs such as LOVE OF MY LIFE and DON'T STOP ME NOW by Queen, HERE COMES THE SUN of The Beatles and more.
Ticket price: Starting from 199 NIS.
Ticket Purchase: Phone *8780
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