TVP has revealed the names of the twelve young musicians who will be taking part in Mlody Muzyk Roku 2018, the selection process for Eurovision Young Musicians.
The twelve young musicians who will be competing to represent Poland at Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, have been revealed today by the Polish national broadcaster. TVP has revealed the twelve musicians ahead of the semi-final of Mlody Muzyk Roku which takes place on March 5.
The twelve hopefuls are:
- Wojciech Chałupka – Saxophone
- Marta Chlebicka – Flute
- Grzegorz Chwaliński – Percussion
- Kacper Dworniczak – Guitar
- Joanna Goranko – Piano
- Władysław Lech – Clarinet
- Piotr Motyka – Accordion
- Krzysztof Michalski – Cello
- Antoni Olesik – Percussion
- Maciej Prokopowicz – Trombone
- Mateusz Zimnik – Trumpet
- Barbara Żołnierczyk – Violin
Eighteen countries will take part in this years contest with Albania making their Eurovision Young Musicians debut. Seven countries will make their return to the contest, these are; Belgium (last participated in 2006), Estonia (2004), Greece (2014), Israel (1986), Russia (2010), Spain (2002) and the host nation, the United Kingdom (2010). Austria, who is the most successful country in the contest with five wins, will not take part for the first time since 1982.
The 2018 edition of Eurovision Young Musicians sees the return of a semi-final elimination round, which will take the form of public chamber recitals (St. Cecilia’s Hall) by all contestants on 18-19 August, with all recitals produced by BBC Radio 3 for distribution to the Euroradio network (as well as via web stream). The final concert will take place in the Usher Hall on 23 August 2018, with the musicians accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under their principal conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
What is Eurovision Young Musicians?
Eurovision Young Musicians has been held bi-annually since 1982. The contest was based on the format of The BBC Young Musician of the Year in the United Kingdom. Performers in the contest must be aged under 18 years and are selected by their participating broadcaster. Each performer performs a piece of classical music of their choice accompanied by the local orchestra. The winner is decided by a jury made up of classical music experts and talents.