Peter Bence to play in Sofia

Peter Bence

The world's fastest piano player Peter Bence will perform a concert on 13 November at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. 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 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 favourite 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 still being enrolled at elementary school.

He continued his studies as a scholar at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, as a film scoring and piano major. His biggest musical influences include John Williams, Michael Jackson, Queen, Bach, Mozart and many others. In January 2012, he attained the Guinness World Record for the “most piano key hits in one minute” with 765 key hits, a record which hasn't been broken ever since.

Peter began uploading videos to YouTube while at Berklee and in 2015 with his arrangement of Michael Jackson's Bad he quickly rose to fame, collecting a whopping 10 million hits over just a few days, becoming a massive viral sensation. Now he has over 800 million accumulative video views on Facebook and YouTube combined. In the past two years alone, he has performed for tens of thousands throughout 40 countries, opened BBC's Proms In The Park 2017, in Hyde Park, London, for 50,000 people, and was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show's website, BBC, Buzzfeed, 9GAG, Classic FM, iHeart Radio and Billboard.

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