University of Houston alumnus and rising classical music star Kenny Broberg has accomplished what only a handful of American pianists have done before - win a medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Arguably the most esteemed piano competition in the world, Broberg finished third to receive the bronze medal and a $10,000 cash prize. He was the only American to compete in the finals. The Tchaikovsky began in 1958 and is held every four years in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Broberg, 25, has been on a steady rise in the competitive world of international piano competitions since graduating from the UH Moores School of Music (MSM) in 2016. He won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and earned prizes and medals at competitions in Sydney, the United Kingdom, New Orleans, Seattle and Dallas. All of these awards have led to a flourishing concert career with 70 performances annually as a soloist.