26-year-old Peter Bence is a Hungarian pianist, composer and music producer. He has become very popular with his piano arrangements of covers of songs by Michael Jackson, Queen, Sia, and others, with over 350 million hits and on YouTube.
Even before he began his studies at Berklee College of Music, Bence already had recorded two albums. He broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most piano key hits in one minute, with 765 strokes.
He earned his Master of Arts in Film Scoring and Electronic Production and Design from the Berklee in 2015.
His edgy, percussive and expressive piano style breaks the boundaries between classical and popular music, to say the least.
When he was just two-years-old, Bence was able to play melodies by ear from his favorite cartoons and films on his grandparents’ upright piano. He began his formal musical education at 4-years-old at a music school in his hometown, Hajduboszormeny, Hungary. He was accepted at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Debrecen, while still enrolled in elementary school.
In his teens, Bence fell in love with film music, especially the movie scores by John Williams and Hans Zimmer.
In the last year, he has given sold-out concerts in 20 countries, playing in London’s Hyde Park for 50,000 people, and was featured on Ellen.