Published on: February 14, 2013Kenneth Broberg, an international award-winning pianist, will tickle the ivories and entertain the audience at Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Piano Recital Series. This is the second performance of the spring series.
Broberg, a University of Houston student, will play works of Beethoven, Ravel and Schumann on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Admission is free.
“Mr. Broberg's concert will present himself as one of the up-and-coming superstars of the piano world to the Kingwood community. Kenneth is making quite a name for himself in national and international competitions, and we are excited to welcome him to our Recital Hall," said Jay Whatley, music professor at LSC-Kingwood.
A Minnesota native, Broberg began playing the piano at age six and for nine years, he studied with Dr. Joseph Zins. After high school, the 19-year-old accomplished pianist moved to Houston to study at University of Houston’s Moores School of Music with Nancy Weems. Honing his skills, Broberg has worked with and or had master classes with many of the world’s greatest artists such as Abbey Simon, Alessio Bax, Arie Vardi, Christopher O’Riley, Oxana Yablonskaya, Gilbert Kalish, Pavlina Dokovska and Miyoko Lotto.
"Kenneth is one of the most completely natural musicians I have ever had the pleasure to teach. His sensitivity, his incredible ear for color and sound, and his personal connection to every note that he plays all serve to make his performances compelling, touching, and memorable for his listeners. He is already an artist of the highest caliber," Weems said.
Broberg has earned many honors and awards. His accolades include first place at the Young Artist World Piano Festival Concerto Competition twice; bronze medal at the 62nd Wideman International Piano Competition and first place at the New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition. Recently, he won honorable mention at the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artist Competition.
In addition to eight appearances as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Broberg has played concertos with the New Orleans Civic Symphony, Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra. He also played concerti by Saint-Saens, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Mozart at the Young Artist World Piano Festival Orchestra. His solo appearances include two recitals for the prestigious concert series, “Salon Se Leve” in Minnesota and a guest solo recital at the 2012 Texas Music Festival’s High School Piano Institute.
LSC-Kingwood’s Piano Recital Series started in fall 2012 with concerts featuring performers of regional, national, and international renown performing in the Recital Hall.
"We began the Piano Recital Series to bring performers of the highest caliber to Kingwood, to enrich the lives of area residents, and to offer outstanding concert opportunities to the campus community. We are thrilled to feature our recently-acquired Yamaha CFX nine-foot grand piano, one of only 12 in the United States," Whatley said.
For more information on Broberg’s performance or on LSC-Kingwood’s Piano Recital Series, call 281-312-1709.
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