International 1991 - 1992
Hans Liberg, the Dutch Emmy Award winning musician and comedian will be presenting the British premiere of his new hit show 'International' at the Purcell Room on the 18th and 19th June 1998. This will be his first performance in Britain since he took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 1995 and again in 1996.
Hans Liberg, a sensation across Europe, has been described as a 'great piano comic' and 'the new Victor Borge'. Armed with a Ph.D in Musicology, a prodigious knowledge of music and a wry line comedy backchat Hans Liberg takes you on a crazy musical-verbal trip. He uses his broad musical backround as the raw material for his fantastic stories, accompanying himself on piano, bass guitar, trumpet and even a 14th century Dutch harpsichord from Delft.
"madly inspired" The Times
His seventh show, International, includes everything from Beethoven to Prince via Bach, Ghandi, The Rolling Stones and EltonJohn. This post-modern megamix allows Hans to play Rachmaninov while discussing sandwich fillings, to dwell on Mozart's close relationship with Andrew Lloyd-Webber, to present his Variations for Lap Top and Symphony Orchestra and to find the connections between jingles, street music, classical music and pop songs.
Hans Liberg has performed with the Northwest German Philharmonic, the Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra and the North Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra. His television shows have won numerous awards including a Special Mention at the Golden Rose Festival, Montreux and a Rockie Award nomination in Banff, Canada for 'Liberg Zaps Himself' and finally in 1997 an Emmy Award (Popular Arts Category) – past winners have included 'Mr Bean', Not The Nine O'Clock News' and 'Spitting Image'.