March 29, 2018
Winner of the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, pianist Kenny Broberg will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 7 PM.
The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is an American competition started in 1962 and is held once every four years. The competition takes place over the course of two weeks, where 30 competitors are chosen out of hundreds of applicants and participants perform four live rounds for judges, covering everything from solo performances to concertos. The 23-year-old Broberg is noted for his remarkable technique, keen musical instincts, and great sensitivity to dynamics, leaving audiences with little doubt as to why he was selected as a Cliburn medalist.
A native of Minneapolis, Kenny Broberg is the first musician in his family and has studied piano from age 6 under Dr. Joseph Zins. He continued his studies with Nancy Weems at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree. He is now a graduate student working with 2001 Cliburn gold medalist, Stanislav Ioudenitch, at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. His 2017/2018 debut season as Cliburn’s silver medalist has him competing and performing in concert halls across the globe. From Sydney to Seattle his vibrancy and gusto have kept audiences enthralled as he takes them on a journey with “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review).
If You Go
Ticket prices are $68/$48/$25 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, by phone at (808) 885-6868 or in person at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela HI, 97643.