Von Michaela Preiner
Today, he no longer trains the speed of his fingers to compete with others for the Guinness Book of Records. Instead, he treats his audience not only to the well-known hits, but also to his own compositions. A CD with these songs is to be released soon, which Bence sees as another important step in his career.
We conducted the following interview in October 2019, a few days before his performance in Graz.
Peter, you just came back from the USA, do you still live there?
Your career is very interesting because you originally had classical piano lessons.
Are there musicians in your family?
I often hear that the music you listened to as a child had a big influence on your later career
How did the turn towards pop music come about?
Your career seems to be very well planned
What does early mean in this context?
How many followers did you have back then?
Didn’t you have a “wow!” effect there?
How many people work on your videos?
You use different pianos in the recordings. Why actually?
That is, you choose the pianos for aesthetic reasons.
Which songs do you choose for your cover versions?
You have a very special sound, because it sounds like you’re a whole orchestra.
But making percussion sounds with the piano or integrating loops is not something you learned in your studies.
Have you already written film music?
Are there challenges or goals with certain songs that you would like to cover, but also have not yet done for certain reasons?
What are you practising right now?
How many songs do they have already?
Do the compositions come easily to you?
Do you also play jazz?
Do you actually still play classical music yourself?
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