WCLV TO BROADCAST LIVE THE FINAL ROUNDS OF THE OBERLIN
INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPEITITION
It’s the season for piano competitions in northeast Ohio. In addition to the Cleveland International Piano Competition at the Cleveland Playhouse and Severance hall, the 13th annual Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival, sponsored by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at OberlinCollege, will be held from Sunday, July 21, through Sunday, July 29, at the Conservatory.
WCLV will broadcast live the competition’s final round, to be held in Warner Concert Hall Saturday, July 28, at 8 p.m. WCLV’s Robert Conrad will be master of ceremonies; broadcaster Jacqueline Gerber, of WCLV’s morning show First Program, is the on-air host.
The competition is for pianists between the ages of 13 and 18. This year’s competition includes participants from Canada, China, Cyprus, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States, and features the largest first-prize award for an international youth piano competition: a $10,000 cash prize plus orchestral engagements in Beijing and Hong Kong, China.
Audience members attending the finals round concert can vote for their favorite performer; the pianist garnering the most votes will receive a $100 prize. Finalists will also be competing for prizes ranging from the first through sixth award levels.
Because the Oberlin Competition will be running simultaneously with the 7:00 PM Round Two session of Cleveland Competition, WCLV will tape the 8:00 to conclusion CIPC performances and play them back on Sunday morning the 29th beginning at 9:00.
WCLV’s live broadcast of the Oberlin International Piano Competition is made possible by The Riverside Company, a leading private equity firm investing in premier companies. On the web at www.riversidecompany.com