MTVA the Hungarian national broadcaster has expressed an interest in participating in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.
Eurovoix understands that MTVA is interested in once again participating in Eurovision Young Musicians. Hungary is one of three countries so far to have either confirmed their participation in next years contest or to have expressed an interest in taking part. Currently the host country of Eurovision Young Musicians has not been confirmed nor have the provisional dates for the competition.
Hungary has competed in Eurovision Young Musicians on four occasions, having made their first appearance in 1994. In 2014 Hungary finished third in the competition, the best result to date for the Central European nation.
The following countries have provisionally confirmed their participation or shown an interest in competing in next years contest:
Last year in Germany, Hungary was represented by Roland Attila Jakab. The violinist was selected to represent Hungary after taking place in the MTVA classical music contest, Virtuózok. Roland was one of eleven young musicians to take part in the contest in 2016, but did not place within the top three.
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To date Hungary has taken part in Eurovision Young Musicians on four occasions. In 1994 Hungary made their debut in the contest. The competition which was held in Warsaw saw 24 countries competing, with Hungary selected as one of the eight finalists. Márk Faragó however did not place within the top three at the contest. Hungary would return to the contest six years later in Bergen, once again making the final but not placing in the top three. Hungary made their most recent return to the competition in 2014. At the contest which was held in Cologne, Germany, Gergely Devich brought Hungary their first ever top three finish, coming third overall. He performed Allegro appassionato Op.43 by Saint-Saëns on the cello.