PETER BENCE, piano
Having thrilled the audience at a sold-out concert in Cankarjev Dom’s Gallus Hall in January, the internationally renowned Hungarian virtuoso pianist, composer and producer Peter Bence returns to Slovenia. He has become an Internet sensation in recent years, and his arrangements of songs by Michael Jackson, Queen and Australian star Sia have garnered more than 200 million views. His expressive interpretation and incredible technique have won him legions of fans, young and old, among musicians and music lovers all over the world. After finishing his studies in Hungary, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston, United States, where he demonstrated his virtuosity and originality in numerous physical genres. In January 2012 he broke the Guinness World Record for the most piano key hits in a single minute – an incredible 765. His debut album, featuring a selection of his best arrangements and solo piano pieces, is due out at the end of this year.