Peter Bence: Around the World | Support WKAR
Sat. Dec. 5 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, recording artist, composer and producer Peter Bence is featured in Around the World, his first special for PBS. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.Bence performs a variety of songs filmed in Hungary, Australia, Italy and Slovenia, including his Internet hits, well-known classical pieces infused with his trademark energy and original compositions from his new album, The Awesome Piano.
A child prodigy, Peter started playing melodies from his favorite cartoons and films when he was only two years old. He began his musical education at age four in his Hungarian hometown and was accepted at Franz Liszt University of Music while in elementary school. At 11, he published his first solo piano album of his early compositions.
After his training in classical piano and composition in Hungary, Peter continued his studies at Boston’s Berklee College of Music as a film scoring and piano major. His biggest musical influences include John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Queen, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and many others.
In January 2012, Peter set a Guinness World Record for the “most piano key hits in one minute” with 765 key hits, a record that still stands. He began uploading videos to YouTube while at Berklee, and in 2015 his arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” collected a whopping ten million views in just a few days. In the past two years, he has performed for tens of thousands throughout 40 countries and opened BBC’s Proms In The Park for 50,000 people in London’s Hyde Park in 2017.
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