Zala Vidic has been selected as the Slovenian participant in Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 beating off competition from 19 other young musicians.
Slovenia held the final of their selection last night in Ljubljana with a total of 8 young musicians performing. Zala was selected as the winner of the competition by a jury made up of Živa Ploj Peršuh, Mate Bekavac and Tomaž Lorenz. Zala’s winning performance in the contest consisted of a performance of the variations on a Rocco theme for cello and orchestra, 6 and 7.
Zala told RTVSLO that:
I really did not expect to win, it was a big surprise. It is my pleasure to play with such a good orchestra.
The participants in the final were:
- Izaka Hudnika (Cello)
- Vilija Korošca (Accordion)
- Luka Miteva (Bassoon)
- Andreja Omejca (Saxophone)
- Nikola Pajanovića (Violin)
- Bilko Peršič (Harp)
- Doroteo Senica (Flute)
- Zalo Vidic (Cello)
The selection will be televised in Slovenia on March 20 at 18:00 local time on RTVSLO 2.