UAB Piano Series presents Kenny Broberg

Starting on March 27, 2022 3:00 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Classical

UAB Piano Series presents Kenny Broberg

2021 American Pianists Awards winner Kenny Broberg will perform for the UAB Piano Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15, $5 for students through grade 12 and UAB employees, and free to UAB students. For tickets, call the ASC Box Office at 205-975-2787 or visit AlysStephens.org.

Winner of the 2021 American Pianists Awards, Broberg continues to build a reputation as “one of the most intelligent and intense artists on the concert stage today” (Theater Jones) with fresh interpretations complemented by a natural, honest stage presence. 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” (Texas Classical Review). He followed this with a bronze medal win at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, adding to previous prizes at the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle and NewOrleans International Piano Competitions.

Lauded for “the ability to build a strikingly imaginative and intelligent program … [leading] his audience through a superbly conceived, brilliantly executed journey” (Theater Jones), Broberg enjoys juxtaposing the novel and familiar, bringing light to lesser‐known works alongside classic repertoire. Recent and upcoming highlights include his Spivey Hall debut; a tour of rural Australian communities, along with a return to Sydney; residencies at the Mariinsky International Piano, Stars on the Baikal, Strings and Sunriver Music Festivals; and recitals in Yokohama, Nagoya, Moscow, New York and Los Angeles.

The first musician in his family, Broberg 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 Kansas City, Missouri, where he continues to be mentored by 2001 Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch at the International Center for Music at Park University. Alongside his teachers, he is influenced by the recordings of Alfred Cortot, William Kapell and Claudio Arrau.


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