Piano Battle

Piano, Special Ensemble, Shows and Attractions



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.

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“The comedy-classical combat show of the affable German pair Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis returns after a successful debut. It’s serious Classical music in a whole new context – and you decide the winner.”

Time Out

“The intensity and music heats up with every round.”

HK Magazine

“The piano battle between the young men facing each other at the two Yamaha grand pianos is a publicly staged and artfully performed contemplation of the classical concert business as well as classical music itself. Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis purposefully present their expertly executed craft in the wrong – an athletic — context and let the unique qualities of their performance shine even brighter this way. Between the comedic remarks and over the course of a lovely Schubert Impromptu and a biting Ligeti piece, they compel the audience to engage in the focused mindfulness that is necessary to truly appreciate music.”

Berliner Morgenpost