A native of Minneapolis, 23-year-old pianist Kenny Broberg was a top prize winner at the Sydney International Piano Competition and most recently won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the US.
The first musician in his family, Kenny started piano lessons at age six, 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.
Kenny 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, Nichola 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 CDs released on the Universal Music Australia label.
Gunnedah Conservatorium invites piano students to an afternoon with Kenny Broberg.
The Civic, Gunnedah, 4-5pm
In this afternoon session, Kenny will talk to students about his piano career. He will introduce students to the music program that he will perform in Gunnedah that evening with a focus on Claude Debussy’s Children’s Corner.
This session is intended to give young pianists an insight into the life of a professional pianist and provide insight into the music program Broberg will play that evening. Students are encouraged to attend the evening concert.
Tickets for the performance and the workshop can be purchased here