Peter Bence is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, recording artist, composer and producer who holds the Guinness World Record for being the “Fastest Piano Player”. He has taken the Internet by storm with his piano arrangements of Michael Jackson, Queen and Sia collecting over 800 million video hits and a huge following on YouTube and Facebook over the past 3 years.
He’s 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.
Starting as early as age 2 he already played back melodies by ear from his favorite cartoons and films on his grandparents’ upright piano. Showing serious interest and talent, he soon began his musical education at 4 in the local music school of his hometown, Hajduboszormeny in Hungary.
He was considered a musical prodigy by teachers and peers, and was already accepted at Franz Liszt University of Music in Debrecen, despite he was 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 his teens, Peter started to show great interest in film music, especially the music of John Williams, which has opened up a new world for him and made him further explore himself musically.
After his training in classical piano and composition in Hungary, he continued his studies as a scholar at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as a film scoring and piano major, where he would absorb a wide spectrum of musical genres, many of which contributing to his style today. His biggest musical influences include John Williams, Michael Jackson, Queen, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and many others… Read more here
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