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Piano Battle <br />Paul Cibis & Andreas Kern Piano Battle <br />Paul Cibis & Andreas Kern Piano Battle <br />Paul Cibis & Andreas Kern

Piano Battle
Paul Cibis & Andreas Kern

Whether or not they are friends in real life, mercy is the last thing on their mind when fighting on stage. Winning the audience‘s heart is the only thing that counts!

The brainchild of internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the PIANO BATTLE sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces.

The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The two artists, with distinctly different performance techniques, will even go so far as to improvise on the tunes you request.


A competition wouldn’t be a competition without a jury and here, YOU will be the judge! All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists‘ performances and will eventually crown the winner.

Of course, this might not be the limit of your participation... Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance by two classy pianists, the PIANO BATTLE is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye.

This performance is supported in part by the EIU Classical Music Series Endowment Fund

Times and prices


03/21 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets

Ticket Prices
General | $16.00
EIU Employees | $13.00
Senior | $13.00
Students | $7.00

Performance Location

Dvorak Concert Hall