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Kenneth Broberg

Kenneth Broberg is one of the top six prize winners of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competitionand most recent winner of the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

His 2017–2018 season includes a recital tour in Hawaii, a return to his alma mater, the University of Houston, for its annual Texas Music Festival, and orchestra and recital engagements in Denver, New Orleans, West Palm Beach, and other cities across the United States. In Europe, Kenneth appears with the Rye Arts Festival and Hastings Philharmonic in the United Kingdom, and in recital in Italy. His debut solo album was released by Decca Gold in August.

Also a prizewinner of the Hastings, Seattle, and New Orleans International Piano Competitions, Kenneth has previously performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others, working with conductors Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas Milton, and Nicholas McGegan. His solo, chamber, and concerto performances have been broadcast on NPR and ABC Classic FM radio, and several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition were included on the ‘Encore!’ released on the Universal Music Australia label.

The first musician in his family, Kenneth started piano lessons at age 6, when he was first fascinated by his mother’s upright—a wedding gift from her parents. He studied for nine years with Dr. Joseph Zins before entering the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with Nancy Weems in 2016. He currently resides in Parkville, Missouri, under the guidance of Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University.

A hockey and baseball athlete in high school, he still enjoys watching and playing sports, in addition to listening to jazz and reading.

Kenneth Broberg appears by arrangement with the Cliburn.