Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Coup for Clarence Valley; Renowned Young Pianist Set to Perform and Teach

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Coup for Clarence Valley; Renowned Young Pianist Set to Perform and Teach

Article excerpt

Byline: Lesley Apps lesley.apps@dailyexaminer.com.au

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed young pianist Kenneth Broberg is set to perform, and teach, in the Clarence at the end of this month.

The American born musician recently was one of the top six prize winners of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition adding to his growing list of international accolades.

Kenny will be visiting Grafton as part of his Australian tour, performing in major venues and cities throughout the country including many regional centres, and performing an exciting program of music featuring the big hitters of the piano repertoire -- Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin.

The Minneapolis native first came to international attention when he captured the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with performances marked by "an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum".

He followed this with a bronze medal win at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, adding to his numerous competition prizes at the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle, and New Orleans International Piano Competitions.

Kenny has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others.

His subscription concert debut with the Minnesota Orchestra -- stepping in for André Watts with Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto days before the performance -- was declared "a highly auspicious debut, marked by poise (and) technical brilliance."

Other career highlights include his debut with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra; residencies at the Montreal Symphony's Festival Virée Classique, Rye Arts, Methow Chamber, Strings, and Sunriver Music Festivals; recitals in Houston, Denver, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis; and tours of Japan, Australia, and Italy playing solo and alongside conductors of international acclaim. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.