Park graduate student places second in prestigious piano competition

Marc LaVoie
June 12, 2017 - 7:27 am
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Park University piano student Kenneth Broberg has been named the silver medalist at the prestigious 15th Van Cluburn International Piano Competition.

The two-week event concluded over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Brobert, 23, is one of four Americans in the contest and the seventh youngest. 

{Watch performances of the competition, Broberg's performance comes at 1:06:00}

Broberg is a student at Park University's International Center for Music. He is pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance. 

Broberg's teacher and ICM founder, Stanislav Ioudenitch, won the Van Cliburn competition in 2001.

The silver medal entitles Broberg to a $25,000 cash prize, three years individualized career management and U.S. concert tours, live recording and recording partnership with Universal Music Group and a promotional package that includes press kits, videos and a website.

Yekwon Sunwoo, 28, South Korea, won the gold medal, and Daniel Hsu, 19, United States, won the bronze.

 

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