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

Time Out


“PIANO BATTLE has the elegance of classic music, the excitement of rock 
and the energy of hip-hop.

Newsies, South Korea


“As the competition got white-hot, the performers and the audience found themselves unable to sit back down … as the crowd looked on, nervous and excited, immersed in the beauty and tension of the music … And when the smoke clears, the only thing that’s been defeated is the barrier between classical music and the audience.”

map Magazine


“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


“… Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis are internationally successful pianists. They could have simply enjoyed a career that followed the usual concert circuit, but that’s not what’s on their mind. In the Piano Battle, they challenge each other in an energetic fight for quality and acclaim…”

Der Tagesspiegel


“…in the over-crowded Sophiensaele, the two protagonists touched a chord with the audience. The atmosphere couldn’t have been better as all members of the audience were actively involved (…) Guarantee for a great vibe.”

rbb Kulturradio


“Tongue-in-cheek showdown over five rounds, great show!”

Sunday Morning Post


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