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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Classical Pianists Go Head-to-Head at Weinberg Center

Two classical Berlin-based pianists will go head-to-head in an interactive concert at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00pm.

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Classical Pianists Go Head-to-Head at Weinberg Center

 

FREDERICK, Md., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — Two classical Berlin-based pianists will go head-to-head in an interactive concert at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00pm. Piano Battle will allow audiences to crown the winner in an evening of iconic classical favorites performed with a competitive twist.

Tickets begin at $20 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick St. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors.

Born in South Africa, Andreas Kern studied piano in Cologne and Berlin and has performed around the world presenting classical music in unconventional ways. Kern is the creator and co-host of the critically acclaimed “arte lounge” for the French-German TV channel Arte. He was also the architect of the Piano City Berlin Festival 2010, which featured more than 100 piano performances held in Berlin within one weekend. Since then, Piano City has branched out to other cities such as Milan, Naples, and Barcelona.

Educated in Hanover, Berlin, and London, Paul Cibis has been invited to international festivals around the world. In addition to his many concert appearances, he has been featured on radio and television programs, including the BBC, WDR, 3Sat, ORB, HR, RTHK, and CCTV. Cibis has released several albums, including a collection of French melodies and piano works by Berlioz, Fauré, and Debussy, in collaboration with German mezzo-soprano Barbara Senator. His latest album features a selection of solo pieces by Taiwanese composer Kai-nan Huang. He has taught at Trinity College of Music in London and frequently gives master classes in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.

 

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2016-2017 season can be found at WeinbergCenter.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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