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Young Pianist has established a new record on Bösendorfer

The most piano key hits in one minute is 765 (or 12.75 per second) and was achieved by Bence Peter at Debrecen Ball of the City in Debrecen, Hungary!

Debrecen organized the Ball of the City for the 12th time. Charity, a Guiness Record and programmes of high standard – these characterized the evening. The special guest was the city of Kecskemét, from where some artists came to entertain the guests of the ball.The opening dance (the traditional Palotás) was performed by graduating students from various high schools of Debrecen. One of the specialities of this year’s ball was the charity gathering in favour of the Children’s Clinic of the Medical Centre. Bence Péter, a 20-year old young man from Hajdúböszörmény broke the record of the most piano keys hit in one minute. The former record was held by an Indian American musician with 669 hits. Bence hit 765 keys on a Bösendorfer grand. A new record for the Guiness Book of Records.

To establish such a record might seem curious or unnecessary. But that is only partially true.  In particular for a producer of pianos like Bösendorfer. It is a statement about the quality of the pianoaction. And therefore-thank you Mr. Bence for this attempt on the record. Wonderful! Congratulation!