Can you believe that this performer has had over 1.7 billion hits on YouTube? No, that is not a typo - more than a BILLION! Animenz is being hailed as the new revolutionary anime music composer, pianist and performer of his generation. This will be his first tour in Australia and he is doing only one concert in each of 3 capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Lucky them.
Animenz is a young German musician with Chinese origins. He was born in Baden-Wurttemberg and grew up in a small town in south Germany, where he first learnt piano. His ambition is to be a piano teacher but his hobby and passion is anime. He is an award-winning pianist and is famous for posting piano covers of anime soundtracks. He makes piano sheets and uploads them to YouTube to the absolute delight of his 160 million followers. You don't have to be a anime fan to love his work, but if you are, you won't want to miss this opportunity to see him live.
image from facebook
To see a promo of this spectacular artist and for booking information click here. You can also check out Facebook here. Download sheet and midi files here. Follow him on Twitter here.
Anime from Animenz's blog
What's your favourite Animenz score? These are his most popular:
Unravel - the opening song from Tokyo Ghoul
Bluebird - from Naruto Shippuuden
My Dearest - from Guilty Crown
Hikaru Nara - from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.
Brisbane City Hall's Beautiful Auditorium (image by writer)
The 2-hour concert will be hosted by Vian Lin, also an award-winning pianist. Vian, who was born in 1984, came to Australia when she was 14. She went to school in Coffs Harbour and is now based in Brisbane. She is the founder of Harmonie, one of the first Asian music brands.
Animenz gives the term "anime sheet" new meaning and takes it to another level.
Animenz will play at Brisbane City Hall (image by writer)