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 and 2013 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.
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….
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…