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Pianotainment® is considered to be the best “piano acrobatic act” in the world (SZ). Both professional piano players since their early childhood Stephan Weh and Marcel Dorn, travel around the globe with their show called CRAZY CONCERT. New York, Dubai or Shanghai – everywhere they go they connect to the audience with their virtuosity and humor by creating a fascinating concert atmosphere. Because of that reason more than 25000 independent entertainment insiders voted the duo into Germany’s Top Ten Entertainers circle (Conga Awards).
Almost effortless the two extraordinary pianists juggle four-handed with classical, pop and jazz, but always keep the right balance between sophistication and show. „For Elise“ as a lounge-version, “The Flight of the Bumble Bee” in record speed, backward standing piano playing or using tennis balls(!) – an evening of variety is guaranteed. “Ludicrously what both performed at the piano” writes the prestigious German FOCUS magazine. Come and have yourself entertained by crazy ideas with and around music, that will stick to your ears, rub your soul and make you smile…
The piano duo Pianotainment® started in 1996 as has since been unchanged founded by the two German entertainers Stephan Weh (born 1976) and Marcel Dorn (born 1977). The two humerous gentlemen from Bavaria both underwent intensive classical piano training starting as toddlers before undergoing auto-didactical training in jazz and blues.
In the Asian hemisphere Mr Weh and Mr Dorn are well known as “Dabao & Xiaobao” where they tour on a regular basis. Further exotic tour trips took Pianotainment® to Caracas, Teheran und Bahrain. Their “coolest“ concert ever was performed at a temperatur of -5° Celcius on snow at the ski hall in Dubai!!!
- 2006 Pianotainment® performed in Abu Dhabi at the inauguration of the Goethe-Institute hosted by German Foreign Minister Steinmeier.
- 2007 Mr Weh and Mr Dorn were introduced into the exclusive round of Blüthner-Official-Artists, an exquisite list of world wide outstanding pianists.
- 2008 more than 25.000 independent entertainment insiders voted the duo into Germany´s TOP TEN Entertainers circle (Conga Award).
- 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Mr Weh and Dorn were asked to be judges in the finals of the Irmler-piano-competition in Guangzhou/China. This biannuall event is the biggest of its kind world wide and takes place under the auspices of the Chinese President and the Federal President of Germany.
For the Goethe-Institute and the German Embassy Pianotainment so far played in …
ALBANIA: Tirana, Vlora
ECUADOR: Cuenca, Guayaquil, Quito (2x)
NAMIBIA: Swakopmund (2x), Windhuk
PERU: Lima (3x)
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Port of Spain, San Fernando
U.A.E.: Abu Dhabi (2x), Al Ayn, Dubai
In private Stephan & Marcel enjoy their time at home in Bavaria with their families. Both artists are married and have two children each. And that of course is the only but loveliest reason not be constantly touring….
No matter if a Business-Gala or a private Venue:
Your event deserves a personalized cutting edge and structured entertainment event. One to three spectacular Best-of-Show highlights (10-45 min.) structure the evening exactly as required also providing a great deal of spontaneity or dynamics at any given moment.
Smaller venues give the audience a closeness to the artists that creates a tension free atmosphere and opens the doors for a more personal encounter. Renowned concert venues, such as World Opera houses and Concert Halls on the other hand, bring out the excitement of Pianotainment world class act presented in an irresistible live show.
The Pianotainment Service:
- Charming (optionally multilingual) moderation of the entire evening!
- integration of current events into the show-elements
- Give-Away-Tip: The personalized Pianotainment®-CD!
The Pianotainment Guarantee:
- Uncomplicated venue layout for easy execution of the show.
- Original show with high expectations but super entertaining at the same time.
- International proven (see references below) and therefore a low risk venue.
The technical equipment (overhead camera for the keys), frontal face camera, video and audio inserters, live directing, movie screen (max 4m x 2.8m or 13” x 9”feet), special key lighting, high quality piano microphones can be suppliedwithout extra cost to the promotor and will be operated by us as well. The grand piano and projector can be organized as well.
A Pianotainment Show Concert …
… is truly a world class act apart and therefore a little difficult to put into words. The award-winning „crossover“-programs are not mistakenly called CRAZY CONCERT. Fancy four handed piano arrangements of classic, pop and jazz merge with spectacular show-elements and witty humour into a fantastic concert experience. Unique in the world!!!
Pianotainment® stands for a brilliant all-round piano show with plenty of fun! Sparkling wit, four handed virtuosity and wacky entertainment create a fascinating concert experience for young and old alike. Get ready and let yourself be dazzled by enchanting musical ideas that will guaranteed stick to your ears, rub your soul and make you smile ….
Playing time: 2 x ca 50 minutes
CRAZY CONCERT 2
Once more Pianotainment® will charmingly take you away into the wide world of piano music. After the worldwide success with the first program the expectations were extremely high to outperform the previous show … And they did!!! In the best tradition of witty esprit and amazing virtuosity, they once more created a breathtaking and adventurous piano night!
Playing time: 2 x ca 50 minutes