Two Pianists, Six Rounds, Chopin vs. Liszt, Black vs. White.

Who will be first to cross the finish line?

The audience will decide!


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Andreas Kern jumps over his piano at PIANO BATTLE in Taitung, Taiwan
PIANO BATTLE fans vote for their favorite pianist Andreas Kern
Andreas Kern on stage at PIANO BATTLE in Taichung, Taiwan


Whether or not they are friends in real life, mercy is the last thing on their mind when fighting on stage. Winning the audience‘s heart is the only thing that counts!


The brainchild of internationally acclaimed 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 show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The two artists, with distinctly different performance techniques, will even go so far as to improvise on the tunes you request.


A competition wouldn’t be a competition without a jury and here, YOU will be the judge! All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists‘ performances and will eventually crown the winner. Of course, this might not be the limit of your participation...


Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two classy pianists, the PIANO BATTLE is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye.


Originally created for the Hong Kong City Festival, the PIANO BATTLE has been performed for sold-out audiences in Europe, the United States and Asia, including a 2013 open air spectacle before 7,000 fans in Taiwan. The show has also been well-received in the pianists‘ home country where Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis perform for enthusiastic audiences at music festivals all over Germany, including Beethovenfest Bonn, Niedersächsische Musiktage, Rheingau Musik Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.



Pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis at the piano, performing PAINO BATTLE