Internationally-acclaimed artist and the world’s ‘Fastest Piano Player’ Peter Bence will return this year to thrill Australian audiences with his incredible talent.
Fans will experience the agility and dexterity that Bence brings to the piano when he performs the cover tracks that have brought him fame and notoriety on Youtube, as well as compositions from his debut album The Awesome Piano. People of all ages will recognise tracks from artists such as Queen, The Beatles, Sia and of course, Michael Jackson.
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, which inspires both younger and older generations of musicians and music lovers from everywhere around the world. His live performances are attracting thousands around the world and he has taken the internet by storm, collecting over 800 million video hits and a huge following on YouTube and Facebook.
Starting as early as age 2 he already played back melodies by ear from his favourite cartoons and films on his grandparents’ upright piano. He was considered a musical prodigy by teachers and peers, and was already accepted at Franz Liszt University of Music in Debrecen, despite still being enrolled at elementary school.
At 7 he wrote his first composition, which was heavily influenced by the music of Mozart and Chopin, and at 11 he published his first solo piano album of his early compositions.
In January 2012 he attained the Guinness World Record for the “most piano key hits in one minute” with 765 key hits.