Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist Kenneth "Kenny" Broberg will present a concert on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Winter Center, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville. The program will include works by Cesar Franck, Nikolay Medtner, J.S. Bach and Samuel Barber.
A native of Minneapolis, Broberg studied piano from age 6 and continued through high school and 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, Miss. Broberg has won first prizes at the Hastings and Dallas international piano competitions, in addition to medals at the Sydney, Seattle, New Orleans, and Wideman (Shreveport) competitions. He has performed as a soloist with various groups, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber Symphony, and Louisiana Philharmonic.
The Cliburn advances classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series are commited to artistic excellence and the discovery of new artists. Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition aims to support and launch the careers of young artists ages 18 to 30.
The April 12 concert is made possible through the Melva S. McIlwaine Concert and Masterclass Endowment Fund.
To purchase tickets, readers may stop by the box office at the Ware Center or in the Student Memorial Center on the Millersville University campus, call 717-871-7600 or visit http://www.artsmu.com.