Dear future supporters,
I spent my last year at Berklee as a freshman paying for my tuition by myself, my family, the Ministry for Resources in Hungary and my Berklee Scholarship. These resources except for my scholarship do not exist anymore, so unless I found sufficient support for the upcoming academic year my education will be interrupted and I cannot return to Berklee.
This is not only a personal sponshorship for private education. Through my education you can support two of my projects that I - and some of my friends - have initiated during my first year at Berklee, but without being a student of Berklee that comes with a lot of opportunities, I cannot finish / accomplish these things, moreover I am not able to return to the USA.
It would be my privilege to mention you as a supporter in the final outcomes of these projects.
One is a project that we have initiated at Berklee called Ubuntu, which is a South African philosophy focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other. "I am what I am because of who we all are." Everything that today’s society does not have or refuses to have and exists deep in our veins but completely ruined by our accelerated and money-driven world. I believe that through a song and a documentary with appropriate promotion and support we can make a difference and plant new seeds for our future generations. We also look forward to collaborate with famous, renowned artists in order to reach bigger audience.
Second is the Food Revolution Song and music video hopefully featuring Jamie Oliver to create new, never-seen perspectives of supporting the campaign to inspire people to cook and eat healthier, to reform bad habits of eating and introduce “Food Education”. The official Food Revolution Organization has already approved to give the best of their help on promotion, but we will need further support on production.
These are my major goals for the upcoming year, and the main reason why I need to return to Berklee, because there is no better place where I could bring such great things / projects to reality with all these amazing, diverse and talented people. It is a privilege for me, now flown away from my reality unless I find sufficient support for the next academic year…
Whatever happens I am not going to give up with my dreams ever, but going to stick to my artistic statement: “We are human beings first, and musicians second.”
More about my accomplishments:
Bence Peter (born in 1991, Debrecen, Hungary) is one of the versatile and innovative musicians out there today, with huge motivation and unbreakable dreams. The 20-year-old pianist / composer, arranger / producer and sound designer was already awarded multiple times for his outstanding musical talent and innovative ideas.
Some of his achievements include:
- The “World’s Fastest Pianist” – Guinness World Records Ltd. – Jan-14, 2012
- 2011 2nd & 3rd prize (in film scoring and solo instrumental composition category) at 8th International Composer’s Competition, Volos, Greece (no 1st prize was awarded)
- 2011 5th National Composer’s Competition, Budapest, Hungary – 3rd prize
- over 250,000 views on YouTube
- 2004 Gyorgy Ferenczy International Piano Contest – 3rd prize
- 2006 Cserhat Art contest, Hungary – 1st prize
- 2009 MyGreatFilm film scoring competition – 1st prize
- Released two albums of my compositions (Green Music – 2004, Nightfall 2008)
- New composition “ Piano Piece Based on Fibonacci Sequence “ has became one of the most popular Berklee-related videos on YouTube with over 21,000 views. The sheet music was requested by thousands of people, including an Arizona based large piano studio where the tutor made the piece mandatory to learn. Ph.D. professors of various universities already made presentation of this piece as an innovation of music and mathematics.
Juan M. Gutierrez (Onem Boreal), Harvard graduate student has made a short film about my Guinness World Record attempt and my musical approaches on Berklee campus (also including the Fibonacci piece mentioned above). The film was seen by hundreds of people in Harvard.
Bence was featured numerous times on the most popular television channels such as MTV Hungary, National TVs, newspapers in Hungary as a piano prodigy, Berklee student and new Guinness World Record holder.