Kenneth Broberg
2016 4th Prize


Minneapolis, MN
8 February 1993


William Murdoch Fourth Prize
Sydney International Piano Competition
First Prize: Dallas International Piano Competition (USA)
Second and Audience Favorite Award: Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition (USA)
Third Prize: New Orleans International Piano Competition (USA)
Silver and Bronze Medals: Wideman International Piano Competition (USA)
First Prize: Mika Hasler Young Artist Competition Award (USA)

Kenneth Broberg commenced piano studies under Dr Joseph Zins at the age of six. Nine years later, he continued his studies at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, where he completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance under Professor Nancy Weems. Next year he will be studying for a Master in Piano Performance at the International Center for Music, Park University, under Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch.

His most recent concerto performances have been with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Houston Ballet Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony. He has also appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, the Moores School Symphony and the New Orleans Civic Symphony, among others. Conductors with whom he has worked include Carlos Miguel Prieto, Ludovic Morlot and Franz Anton Krager.

Kenny has had solo, chamber and concerto broadcasts on National Public Radio and KUHF 91.7 Houston.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Prelude and Fugue in A♭Major BWV 862
Franz Liszt: Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata (from Années de Pèlerinage, Book II: Italie)

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Maurice Ravel: Jeux d'eau
  1. Allegro energico
  2. Allegro vivace e leggero
  3. Adagio mesto
  4. Fuga: Allegro con spirito
  1. Threnody

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

  1. Presto
  2. Largo e mesto
  3. Menuetto: Allegro
  4. Rondo: Allegro
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
  1. Allegro inquieto
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
  4. Vivace

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Allegretto ben moderato
  2. Allegro
  3. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia
  4. Allegretto poco mosso
  1. Allegro, ma non tanto
  2. Dumka: Andante con moto
  3. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
  4. Finale: Allegro

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Allegro scherzando
  3. Presto