Kenny Broberg, 2021 American Pianists Award Finalist, Awarded $50,000 BEFORE Competition!
In response to the dire situation that musicians are living in, and in accordance with its mission to support and promote young American pianists, American Pianists Awards’ President/CEO and Artistic Director Joel Harrison and its board of directors have awarded the five 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists—Dominic Cheli, Kenny Broberg, Mackenzie Melemed, Michael Davidman and Sahun Sam Hong—a cash prize of $50,000 before they even begin the Awards public adjudication process.
The 2021 participants were selected via blind audition from more than 40 nominations during the preliminary round, which was held from March 6-8, 2020.
Kenny will travel separately to Indianapolis in the Spring of 2021 for a solo recital to be professionally produced and livestreamed in HD worldwide, with no in-person audience. The competition will culminate on June 25-27, 2021, with solo, chamber music with the Dover Quartet and concerto performances. The winner will receive the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship, consisting of career assistance for two years, publicity, performance engagements, an Artist-in-Residence post, and a recording contract with Steinway & Sons record label.