FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 2, 2013
WQED MUSICAL KID WINNER ADVANCES TO LIVE ROUNDS FOR THE
5TH ANNUAL MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL DAVID OISTRAKH VIOLIN COMPETITION
PITTSBURGH—WQED Musical Kid winner and violinist Joey Comella, 13 of Export, PA has just advanced to the LIVE rounds of The 5th Annual Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition taking place September 21 – 30, 2013 in Moscow.
The 5th Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition is organized by the David Oistrakh Charity Foundation and is held in collaboration with Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory with the support of the Moscow Government’s Department of culture and the Russian federation Ministry of Culture. The competition is dedicated to the memory of the Great Russian violinist David Oistrakh. The Moscow International David Oistrakh violin competition is the member of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).
WQED Musical Kids winners including Joey were recognized publicly at “Classical WQED-FM 89.3 Night” on May 10 at Heinz Hall; during the broadcast of Performance in Pittsburgh on WQED-FM 89.3 on May 17; during a presentation of his award at the final Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra concert on May 19; and on the Dollar Bank Stage at the Three Rivers Arts Festival as part of “Classical Music Day” on June 10. Over 60 entries were received for the 2013 WQED Musical Kid competition from young musicians around the region who played the French horn, piano, violin, cello, and clarinet or sang.
Funding for Musical Kids was made possible by a grant from the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation.
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
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