|Praised as "masterful" (John Adams) and known for its exploration and transformation of timbre and texture, dramatic intensity and lyrical sensitivity; the music of internationally-performed composer Kirsten Broberg (b. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1979) has been performed widely by ensembles and/or members of ensembles of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Fine Arts Music Society, the Contemporary Music Ensemble, Society of Composers, New Music Northwestern, Exposure for New Music, the Ted Mann Musicians, ensemble dal niente, and the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.
Broberg's music has won the William T. Faricy award (2005), the top prize for music composition at Northwestern University, grants from the Ruth Wyatt fund (2004-2005), first place in the Accent '04 call for string quartets at the Cincinnati Conservatory (2004), and first place in the University of Minnesota call for orchestral scores (2003).
Her primary instructors have included Augusta Read Thomas, Jason Eckardt, Jay Alan Yim, and Judith Lang Zaimont. Broberg has also studied in masterclass settings and/or individual lessons with John Adams, Bernard Rands, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, Chen Yi, Libby Larsen, Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Murail, Alvin Lucier, Brian Ferneyhough, Phillipe Manoury, Simon Bainbridge, David Felder and Charles Wourinen.
Broberg is the co-founder, executive and artistic director of Dal Niente New Music/ensemble dal niente, is part-time faculty at Roosevelt University Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois where she is a doctoral candidate in music composition.