Rachmaninoff, Scriabin & Medtner: Piano Sonatas Kenny Broberg
Label: Steinway and Sons
Artist: Kenny Broberg
Composer: Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951), Sergey Rachmaninov (1873–1943), Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915)
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36:
- 1Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: I. Allegro agitato08:19
- 2Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: II. Non allegro - Lento06:17
- 3Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: III. L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto05:47
- Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53:
- 4Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 5311:46
- Nikolai Medtner (1880 - 1951): Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 "Night Wind":
- 5Medtner: Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 "Night Wind": Ia. Introduzione. Andante con moto17:59
- 6Medtner: Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 "Night Wind": Ib. Poco a poco. Allegro molto sfrenatamente15:14
- Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38:
- 7Medtner: Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38: No. 3, Danza festiva04:53
Info for Rachmaninoff, Scriabin & Medtner: Piano Sonatas
During his auspicious career before winning the 2021 American Pianist Awards and Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship, Kenny Broberg captured the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and a bronze medal at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition as well as prizes at the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle and New Orleans International Piano Competitions, becoming one of the most decorated and internationally renowned pianists of his generation. Broberg is lauded for his inventive, intelligent and intense performances. Kenny Broberg, one of the most decorated and internationally renowned pianists of his generation debuts on the Steinway & Sons label with a program of virtuosic music by Medtner, Rachmaninov and Scriabin.
Kenny Broberg, piano
A native of Minneapolis, 23-year-old pianist Kenny Broberg won the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for performances that showed “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review).
His 2017–2018 debut season as Cliburn medalist will include a recital tour in Hawaii, a return to his alma mater, the University of Houston, for its annual Texas Music Festival, and orchestra and recital engagements in Denver, New Orleans, West Palm Beach, and other cities across the United States. In Europe, Mr. Broberg appears with the Rye Arts Festival and Hastings Philharmonic in the United Kingdom, and in recital in Italy. His debut solo album will be released by Decca Gold in August, as part of his Competition prizes.
Also a prizewinner of the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle, and New Orleans International Piano Competitions, Mr. Broberg has previously performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others, working with conductors Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas Milton, and Nicholas McGegan. His solo, chamber, and concerto performances have been broadcast on NPR and ABC (Australia) radio, and several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition were included on CDs released on the Universal Music Australia label.
The first musician in his family, Mr. 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 Parkville, Missouri, under the guidance of 2001 Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University.
A hockey and baseball athlete in high school, he still enjoys watching and playing sports, in addition to listening to jazz and reading.