Edinburgh 2018 [eurovision Young Musicians]

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01Semi-finalists From Malta, Uk, Spain20180818

Semi-finalists from Malta, UK, Spain compete for the title Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Three semi-finalists from Malta, the UK and Spain compete for the finals of coveted Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Award featuring the best young musicians from eighteen European countries. Bernice Sammut Attard, an 18-year-old pianist from Malta performs works by Poulenc, Rachmaninov and Chopin. Cellist Maxim Calver, who represents the UK, was the winner of the Strings Category Final in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition 2018 chooses an eclectic mix of Lutoslawski, Brahms and Stravinsky. 19-year-old violinist, Sara Valencia from Madrid performs works by Sarasate, Paganini and Bruch.

Poulenc - Toccata from Trois pièces
Rachmaninov - Prelude in C minor, Op. 23 No. 7; Prelude in G sharp minor Op. 32 No. 12
Chopin - Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
Bernice Sammut Attard, piano

Lutoslawski - Sacher Variation
Brahms - Adagio from Cello Sonata in F, Op. 99
Stravinsky - Minuetto e Finale from Suite Italienne
Maxim Calver, cello

Sarasate - Caprice Basque
Paganini - Caprice No. 13 in B flat
Bruch - 3rd mvt (Finale) of Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Sara Valencia, violin

Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Produced by Lindsay Pell

01Semi-finalists from Malta, UK, Spain20180818

Semi-finalists from Malta, UK, Spain compete for the title Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Three semi-finalists from Malta, the UK and Spain compete for the finals of coveted Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Award featuring the best young musicians from eighteen European countries. Bernice Sammut Attard, an 18-year-old pianist from Malta performs works by Poulenc, Rachmaninov and Chopin. Cellist Maxim Calver, who represents the UK, was the winner of the Strings Category Final in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition 2018 chooses an eclectic mix of Lutoslawski, Brahms and Stravinsky. 19-year-old violinist, Sara Valencia from Madrid performs works by Sarasate, Paganini and Bruch.

Poulenc - Toccata from Trois pièces
Rachmaninov - Prelude in C minor, Op. 23 No. 7; Prelude in G sharp minor Op. 32 No. 12
Chopin - Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
Bernice Sammut Attard, piano

Lutoslawski - Sacher Variation
Brahms - Adagio from Cello Sonata in F, Op. 99
Stravinsky - Minuetto e Finale from Suite Italienne
Maxim Calver, cello

Sarasate - Caprice Basque
Paganini - Caprice No. 13 in B flat
Bruch - 3rd mvt (Finale) of Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Sara Valencia, violin

Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Produced by Lindsay Pell

02Semi-finalists from Slovenia, San Marino and Poland20180818

Slovenia, San Marino & Poland compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

The second of six semi-finals in which talented young musicians from eighteen European countries compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018 . Slovenia, San Marino & Poland are represented in this round by Nikola Pajanovic, violin, Fracesco Stefanelli, cello and Marta Chlebicka, flute.

Slovenian violinist, Nikola Pajanovic, born in 2000 is studying at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He performs works by three great violin gurus, Paganini, Kreisler and Ysaye. Francesco Stefanelli grew up San Marino and studied there before attending classes in Rimini. Siena and Turin. He is presently studying at the Lugano Conservatory where he been awarded a scholarship by the Swiss government. He performs Penderecki, Brahms, Fauré and Britten. Marta Chlebicka was born in 2000 and has studied flute in Warsaw and is a scholar of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage ‘Młoda Polska’, The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for artistic achievements and Polish Children's Fund. She chooses CPE Bach's galant style Hamburger Sonata and an arrangement by the prolific flute composer, Wilhelm Popp which capitalised on the overnight success of Verdi's opera Rigoletto.

Paganini - Caprice no 7
Kreisler - Tambourin Chinois
Ysaye - Sonata for violin solo No 3

Nikola Pajanovic, violin

Penderecki - Violoncello Totale
Brahms - Allegro vivace from Cello Sonata No 2
Fauré - Papillon Op.77
Britten - Moto Perpetuo from Sonata for cello and piano

Francesco Stefanelli, cello

CPE Bach - Hamburger Sonata in G
Popp - Rigoletto Fantasie

Marta Chlebicka, flute

Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Produced by Lindsay Pell

02Semi-finalists From Slovenia, San Marino And Poland20180818

Slovenia, San Marino and Poland compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

The second of six semi-finals in which talented young musicians from eighteen European countries compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018. Slovenia, San Marino and Poland are represented in this round by Nikola Pajanovic, violin, Fracesco Stefanelli, cello and Marta Chlebicka, flute.

Slovenian violinist, Nikola Pajanovic, born in 2000 is studying at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He performs works by three great violin gurus, Paganini, Kreisler and Ysaye. Francesco Stefanelli grew up San Marino and studied there before attending classes in Rimini. Siena and Turin. He is presently studying at the Lugano Conservatory where he been awarded a scholarship by the Swiss government. He performs Penderecki, Brahms, Fauré and Britten. Marta Chlebicka was born in 2000 and has studied flute in Warsaw and is a scholar of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage ‘Młoda Polska’, The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for artistic achievements and Polish Children's Fund. She chooses CPE Bach's galant style Hamburger Sonata and an arrangement by the prolific flute composer, Wilhelm Popp which capitalised on the overnight success of Verdi's opera Rigoletto.

Paganini - Caprice no 7
Kreisler - Tambourin Chinois
Ysaye - Sonata for violin solo No 3

Nikola Pajanovic, violin

Penderecki - Violoncello Totale
Brahms - Allegro vivace from Cello Sonata No 2
Fauré - Papillon Op.77
Britten - Moto Perpetuo from Sonata for cello and piano

Francesco Stefanelli, cello

CPE Bach - Hamburger Sonata in G
Popp - Rigoletto Fantasie

Marta Chlebicka, flute

Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Produced by Lindsay Pell

03Semi-finalists From Hungary, Greece And Israel20180818

Hungary, Greece and Israel compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Hungary, Greece and Israel compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018 featuring young musicians from eighteen countries across Europe. Máté Bencze was born in 2002 and currently studies at the Zoltán Kodály Conservatory in Hungary. He is also is a skilled BMX rider and a fan of extreme sports. His programme includes Demersseman's Fantasy which was one of the first works ever written for the saxophone a work by the Spanish saxophonist Iturralde who experimented with flamenco and jazz combinations. Athanasios (Thanos) Tzanetakis has been studying for the past 6 years in the guitar class of Professor Fotis Koutsothodoros, one of the most distinguished Greek guitarists. He is also a talented electrical guitar player. He plays David Kellner's Fantasia, a contemporary of Bach in Leipzig alongside two of Walton's Bagatelles based on slow dances and a virtuoso work by the classical guitarist Miguel Llobet Solés. Israeli born Tamir Naaman-Pery has studied in Karmiel and Jerusalem and has been awarded several scholarships from the Jerusalem Music Center Mishkenot Sha'ananim, the Zefunot Culture organization for Music and Arts, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. His choices are by two cello performer-composers David Popper and Gaspar Cassadó i Moreu.

Demersseman - Fantasy on an original theme
JS Bach - Allegro from Sonata in g minor BVWV 1020
Iturralde - Pequeña Czarda

Máté Bencze, saxophone

Kellner - Fantasia in d minor
Walton - Bagatelle No 3 and 5 from Five Bagatelles for Guitar
Llobet - Variaciones Sobre un Tema de Fernando Sor

Athanasios Tzanetakis, guitar

Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody Op 68
Cassado - Preludio-Fantasia from Suite for Cello

Tamir Naaman-Pery

03Semi-finalists from Hungary, Greece and Israel20180818

Hungary, Greece and Israel compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Hungary, Greece and Israel compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018 featuring young musicians from eighteen countries across Europe. Máté Bencze was born in 2002 and currently studies at the Zoltán Kodály Conservatory in Hungary. He is also is a skilled BMX rider and a fan of extreme sports. His programme includes Demersseman's Fantasy which was one of the first works ever written for the saxophone a work by the Spanish saxophonist Iturralde who experimented with flamenco and jazz combinations. Athanasios (Thanos) Tzanetakis has been studying for the past 6 years in the guitar class of Professor Fotis Koutsothodoros, one of the most distinguished Greek guitarists. He is also a talented electrical guitar player. He plays David Kellner's Fantasia, a contemporary of Bach in Leipzig alongside two of Walton's Bagatelles based on slow dances and a virtuoso work by the classical guitarist Miguel Llobet Solés. Israeli born Tamir Naaman-Pery has studied in Karmiel and Jerusalem and has been awarded several scholarships from the Jerusalem Music Center Mishkenot Sha'ananim, the Zefunot Culture organization for Music and Arts, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. His choices are by two cello performer-composers David Popper and Gaspar Cassadó i Moreu.

Demersseman - Fantasy on an original theme
JS Bach - Allegro from Sonata in g minor BVWV 1020
Iturralde - Pequeña Czarda

Máté Bencze, saxophone

Kellner - Fantasia in d minor
Walton - Bagatelle No 3 & 5 from Five Bagatelles for Guitar
Llobet - Variaciones Sobre un Tema de Fernando Sor

Athanasios Tzanetakis, guitar

Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody Op 68
Cassado - Preludio-Fantasia from Suite for Cello

Tamir Naaman-Pery

04Semi-finalists From Estonia, Belgium And Albania20180819

Estonia, Belgium and Albania compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Estonia, Belgium and Albania compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018. Born in Tallinn Tanel-Eiko Novikov currently studies at the Talinn Music High School and has won several competitions including Classical Idols, a very popular Estonian TV show. Tanel-Eiko's programmes includes a competition work composed by percussionist Csaba Zoltan Marjan for Hungarian percussion students, a transcription of Sibelius' piano work The Spruce and a snapshot of Summer in Buenos Aires from Piazzolla's The Four Seasons. Alexandra Cooreman was born in Brussels in 2003 and has been performing in public from an early age. She has been studying under the direction of Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. She chooses a movement from Beethoven's Sonata Op 23 written in 1801 and contrasts this with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous Valse-Scherzo which was premiered as part of the 1878 Paris World Exposition. Cellist, Klaudio Zoto began his studies in Tirana, Albania at the age of 6 and was soon performing in public and even directing from the instrument by the age of 10. He has attended masterclasses by David Geringas and other highly regarded cellists. He contrasts Grieg's only cello sonata with a showpiece by the bohemian cellist and prolific composer for the instrument David Popper.

Marjan - Niflheim
Sibelius - Kuusi Op 75/5
Piazzolla - Verano porteño

Tanel-Eiko Novikov, percussions

Beethoven - Presto from Sonata for piano and violin Op 23
Tchaikovsky - Valse-Scherzo

Alexandra Cooreman, violin

Grieg - Cello Sonata
Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody

Klaudio Zoto, cello

04Semi-finalists from Estonia, Belgium and Albania20180819

Estonia, Belgium and Albania compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Estonia, Belgium and Albania compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018. Born in Tallinn Tanel-Eiko Novikov currently studies at the Talinn Music High School and has won several competitions including Classical Idols, a very popular Estonian TV show. Tanel-Eiko's programmes includes a competition work composed by percussionist Csaba Zoltan Marjan for Hungarian percussion students, a transcription of Sibelius' piano work The Spruce and a snapshot of Summer in Buenos Aires from Piazzolla's The Four Seasons. Alexandra Cooreman was born in Brussels in 2003 and has been performing in public from an early age. She has been studying under the direction of Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. She chooses a movement from Beethoven's Sonata Op 23 written in 1801 and contrasts this with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous Valse-Scherzo which was premiered as part of the 1878 Paris World Exposition. Cellist, Klaudio Zoto began his studies in Tirana, Albania at the age of 6 and was soon performing in public and even directing from the instrument by the age of 10. He has attended masterclasses by David Geringas and other highly regarded cellists. He contrasts Grieg's only cello sonata with a showpiece by the bohemian cellist and prolific composer for the instrument David Popper.

Marjan - Niflheim
Sibelius - Kuusi Op 75/5
Piazzolla - Verano porteño

Tanel-Eiko Novikov, percussions

Beethoven - Presto from Sonata for piano and violin Op 23
Tchaikovsky - Valse-Scherzo

Alexandra Cooreman, violin

Grieg - Cello Sonata
Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody

Klaudio Zoto, cello

05Semi-finalists From Russia, Germany And Czech Republic20180819

Russia, Germany and Czech Republic compete for the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 finals.

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Russia, Germany and Czech Republic compete for the finals of the coveted title of Eurovision Young Musician 2018, featuring the finest young players from across Europe. Ivan Bessonov currently studies at the Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He also composes his own music. In 2015 he made his debut as a film score composer for the documentary film Varicella by Victor Kossakovsky, the premiere of which took place at the Message to Man international film festival in St Petersburg. His programme includes well-loved works by Chopin and Rachmaninov and a light-hearted work written by James MacMillan as a gift to friends which evokes a Satie-esque Gymnopedie mixed with a song by Robert Burns.

Mira Foron was born in Stuttgart in 2003 into a musical family and she regularly performs with her brother, the conductor and pianist Nicolò Umberto Foron. She chooses Ravel's gypsy evocation written for the great Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Aranyi and Penderecki's dramatic Cadenza.

Indi Stivin, fell in love with the double bass aged nine and began to write his own double bass compositions. At the age of twelve, Indi made his solo debut with Domenico Dragonetti's Concerto with the Orchestra of Kolín František Kmoch (Czech Republic). He studies with Dalibor Tkadlčík, the Principal Double bass player of the State Opera Prague and he takes private lessons with Jan Krigovsky at Senec, Slovakia.

Chopin - Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4
Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Rachmaninov - Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
James MacMillan - Barncleupédie
Ivan Bessonov, piano

Ravel - Tzigane
Penderecki - Cadenza
Mira Foron, violin

Stivin - Bohemian Suite
Indi Stivin, double bass

05Semi-finalists from Russia, Germany and Czech Republic20180819

Russia, Germany and Czech Republic compete for the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 finals.

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Russia, Germany and Czech Republic compete for the finals of the coveted title of Eurovision Young Musician 2018, featuring the finest young players from across Europe. Ivan Bessonov currently studies at the Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He also composes his own music. In 2015 he made his debut as a film score composer for the documentary film Varicella by Victor Kossakovsky, the premiere of which took place at the Message to Man international film festival in St Petersburg. His programme includes well-loved works by Chopin and Rachmaninov and a light-hearted work written by James MacMillan as a gift to friends which evokes a Satie-esque Gymnopedie mixed with a song by Robert Burns.

Mira Foron was born in Stuttgart in 2003 into a musical family and she regularly performs with her brother, the conductor and pianist Nicolò Umberto Foron. She chooses Ravel's gypsy evocation written for the great Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Aranyi and Penderecki's dramatic Cadenza.

Indi Stivin, fell in love with the double bass aged nine and began to write his own double bass compositions. At the age of twelve, Indi made his solo debut with Domenico Dragonetti's Concerto with the Orchestra of Kolín František Kmoch (Czech Republic). He studies with Dalibor Tkadlčík, the Principal Double bass player of the State Opera Prague and he takes private lessons with Jan Krigovsky at Senec, Slovakia.

Chopin - Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4
Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Rachmaninov - Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
James MacMillan - Barncleupédie
Ivan Bessonov, piano

Ravel - Tzigane
Penderecki - Cadenza
Mira Foron, violin

Stivin - Bohemian Suite
Indi Stivin, double bass

06Semi-finalists from Sweden, Norway and Croatia20180819

Semi-finalists from Sweden, Norway and Croatia compete in Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Sweden, Norway and Croatia compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018. Harpist Johanna Ander Ljung was nominated as Sweden's competitor for the Eurovision Young Musicians after she won the final of ”The Polstjärne Prize” for young musicians in January, playing with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. She began her musical training at one of Scandinavia's most renowned choral schools and will shortly go to Oslo to continue her studies. She plays works by Welsh composer William Mathias, London-based Jean-Baptiste Loeillet and the French harpist Marcel Tournier. Norwegian cellist Birgitta Elisa Oftestad began her studies at the age of five and is a student at Barratt Due Institute of Music. Birgitta has studied under Norwegian cellists Tove Sinding-Larsen, Ole Eirik Ree and Truls Mørk. She contrasts the first movement of Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto, considered to be one of the most difficult in the concerto repertoire, with Schumann's beautiful Adagio and Allegro written for horn and piano. Jan Tominić was born in 2004. His love for the saxophone came when he was listening to jazz sax legends such as John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. At the moment Jan is a freshman at the secondary Ferdo Livadić Music School, where he studies saxophone under Tomislav Žužek. He chooses an all-French programme.

Mathias - Improvisations for Harp, Op 10
Loeillet - Allemande from Suite No 5 in F
Tournier - Féerie - Prelude et Dance
Johanna Ander Ljung, harp

Shostakovich - 1st mvt from Cello Concerto No 1
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad, cello

Demersseman - Fantaisie sur un thème original
Françaix - Cinq danses exotiques
Bozza - Aria
Milhaud - Brasileira from Scaramouche
Jan Tominić, saxophone

06Semi-finalists From Sweden, Norway And Croatia20180819

Semi-finalists from Sweden, Norway and Croatia compete in Eurovision Young Musician 2018

Young classical musicians compete to be chosen as the best in Europe

Semi-finalists from Sweden, Norway and Croatia compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018. Harpist Johanna Ander Ljung was nominated as Sweden's competitor for the Eurovision Young Musicians after she won the final of ”The Polstjärne Prize” for young musicians in January, playing with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. She began her musical training at one of Scandinavia's most renowned choral schools and will shortly go to Oslo to continue her studies. She plays works by Welsh composer William Mathias, London-based Jean-Baptiste Loeillet and the French harpist Marcel Tournier. Norwegian cellist Birgitta Elisa Oftestad began her studies at the age of five and is a student at Barratt Due Institute of Music. Birgitta has studied under Norwegian cellists Tove Sinding-Larsen, Ole Eirik Ree and Truls Mørk. She contrasts the first movement of Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto, considered to be one of the most difficult in the concerto repertoire, with Schumann's beautiful Adagio and Allegro written for horn and piano. Jan Tominić was born in 2004. His love for the saxophone came when he was listening to jazz sax legends such as John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. At the moment Jan is a freshman at the secondary Ferdo Livadić Music School, where he studies saxophone under Tomislav Žužek. He chooses an all-French programme.

Mathias - Improvisations for Harp, Op 10
Loeillet - Allemande from Suite No 5 in F
Tournier - Féerie - Prelude et Dance
Johanna Ander Ljung, harp

Shostakovich - 1st mvt from Cello Concerto No 1
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad, cello

Demersseman - Fantaisie sur un thème original
Françaix - Cinq danses exotiques
Bozza - Aria
Milhaud - Brasileira from Scaramouche
Jan Tominić, saxophone