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Brahms, Couperin and Dvořák, featuring Kenny Broberg- Park ICM 1900 Series



String Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2
Allegro non troppo
Andante moderato
Quasi Minuetto, moderato
Finale. Allegro non assai

                                       …………………………………………………..………..Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Quartet “Accorda”

Ben Sayevich (violin), Kanako Ito (violin), Chung-Hoon Peter Chun (viola),
Martin Storey (cello)

Concerto for two Bass Instrument

                                    ………..…………………………………………..………..François Couperin (1668-1733)

Martin Storey (cello), Daniel Veis (cello)

* * *  Intermission* * *

Piano Quintet in A major No.2, Op.81
Allegro ma non tanto
Dumka: Andante con moto
Scherzo-Furiant: Molto vivace

                                     …..………..…………………………………………..……….Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Ben Sayevich (violin), Kanako Ito (violin), Paul Silverthorne (viola),
Daniel Veis (cello), Kenny Broberg (piano)

KENNY BROBERG, Van Cliburn Competition Finalist

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.


Martin Storey holds the position of Principal Cellist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and has performed in many countries around the world as a soloist and chamber musician. He has also served as principal cellist with orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Halle, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Welsh and London Sinfonietta.

Martin was a founding member of the highly successful Gould Piano Trio which won three international chamber music competitions. During his fourteen years with the trio he toured to many countries playing in major concert halls, radio broadcasts and music festivals including the BBC Proms Chamber Series.

Martin was born in Norwich, England and was awarded an Associated Board Scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he won all the cello and chamber music prizes. At the Royal Academy he studied with Florence Hooton, David Strange, the Amadeus Quartet, Andras Schiff and Menachem Pressler. He continued his studies at New England Conservatory in Boston as a Fulbright Scholar, where his teachers included Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr.

Martin has broadcast chamber music many times on BBC Radio both in live concerts and studio recordings, including a live EU broadcast to the whole of Europe, and he has recorded several CDs of chamber music for labels such as EMI, ASV and Naxos. He has given masterclasses at the Royal Academy and Trinity College in London, and in the USA, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, the Czech Republic and at the RCS in Glasgow.

From 2001 Martin lived in Kansas City where he had an active career as a member of several chamber ensembles, and was the cello teacher at Park University.

In 2010 Martin Storey moved to Glasgow to take up the position of Principal Cellist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.


Kanako Ito has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has won prizes in many international competitions, including the Geneva Competition, the Lexus Violin Competition in New Zealand, the Japanese-American Association Competition in New York, and the Schöntal Violin Competition in Germany. Her solo appearances include performances with the Leningrad State Orchestra, the Suisse Romande Orchestra, Wiener Streicher Solisten, Romania Radio Symphony, the Chautauqua Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony, the Winterthur Orchestra, and the Suk Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with many of the major orchestras in Japan and has appeared on NHK FM Radio and on Nippon TV (NTV) and NHK TV.

A native of northern Japan, she started playing the violin at the age of five. After studying at the Toho-Gakuen Music High School in Tokyo, Kanako continued her studies at the Paris Conservatoire and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she studied with Michéle Auclair.                

From August 2000 to May 2010, Kanako lived in Kansas City, USA and held the position of Concertmistress of the Kansas City Symphony. She also taught as an adjunct faculty at the International Center for Music at Park University and performed many chamber music and solo concerts. Currently she lives in Glasgow, Scotland where she teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has played as a guest leader with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She was appointed associate leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in August 2014.


Paul Silverthorne has has combined a busy solo career with the position of Principal viola of both the London Symphony Orchestra since 1991 and Principal viola of the London Sinfonietta since 1988. On leaving the LSO in October 2015 he was appointed Professor of Viola at the School of Music at Soochow University in Suzhou, China where he has joined the international faculty. From his base in China he continues to perform and teach in the UK and elsewhere. His solo performances regularly take him to the USA, Far East, Australia and Russia as well as in the UK and Europe. He has performed as a soloist with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, Oliver Knussen, John Adams and Kent Nagano, with the LSO and other major orchestras in the UK, USA and Europe. After a performance at the BBC Proms, TheTimes described him as “a virtuoso in sensitivity and technique”.

His recordings cover a wide range of repertoire and appear on EMI, Naxos, Chandos, Koch
International Classics, ASV, Meridian, Albany and other labels to widespread acclaim. His recent CD, 'Beethoven by Arrangement' with pianist David Owen Norris, a collection of works arranged for viola and piano was issued on the Toccata Classics label and widely praised. “with performance of the quality here, we can experience the dedicated and delightful musicianship that these players bring to this wonderful music.” [International Record Review]

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All proceeds go to Park University International Center for Music

Post-concert reception sponsored by Steven Karbank