The 2021 American Pianists Awards has just christened its newest champion. Kenny Broberg was chosen as the winner of the Indianapolis-based biennial competition Sunday, which opens the door to a major career boost in the competitive field of solo pianists.
The winner was announced after five finalists competed in a final solo round at the Indiana Landmarks Center. Broberg, 27, mastered everything he performed over the weekend, pulling a palette of moods from every register. In the “Dante Sonata” from Liszt’s “Years of Pilgrimage,” the pianist easily captured the drama in the journey, marrying all of the energy of those emotions in the epic ending.[…]
Broberg is the recipient of the American Pianists Awards’ coveted prize, which includes career assistance, publicity, performance engagements, an artist-in-residence post at the University of Indianapolis and a recording contract with the Steinway & Sons label. Additionally, each of the 2021 finalists received $50,000, an amount usually reserved for the winner, to help offset the hardships performers endured during the pandemic.
The prize package expands the possibilities for the winning pianist’s already accomplished journey.
Read the full article here.