In Pictures: Piano Battle: Black and White are ready to Fight!

Did you make it to the Piano Battle at The Steinway Galleries in Alpharetta? No? Well take a read at this and see just what you missed out on! We think you’ll be at the top of the RSVP list for the next one after checking this post out!

Two pianists, six rounds, Chopin vs. Liszt, Debussy vs. Schubert, Black vs. White.

After performing to a huge crowd in Birmingham, AL the previous night, excitement was running high at the Steinway Galleries in Alpharetta, GA as two pianists prepared to go head to head yet again!

The Galleries came alive on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, internationally recognized pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, wowed the crowd of around 70 people who gathered to watch the gifted artists battle it out to cross the finish line first.

It was a great evening of entertainment, the scene was set with the pianos facing each other, ready for the pianists to do battle inside the ring of spectators. The 6 rounds began with the pianists, Andreas Kern in white and Paul Cibis in black, performing some of their own pieces. At the end of every round the audience cast their votes – black or white.

Both pianists, who have distinctly different performance styles, played a selection of improvised pieces selected by the audience. The huge variety of music ranged from the likes of Chopin, Schubert and Liszt to ‘Georgia on my Mind’ by Ray Charles.

It was neck and neck at the end of the six rounds, but after the final vote was cast, it was clear the pianist in black had claimed victory!

Good news people – we’re hoping to get these guys back to Atlanta as soon as possible!


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