Marta Chlebicka has been selected to represent Poland at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
17-year-old Marta Chlebicka has selected as the winner of Mlody Muzyk Roku 2018 and will now represent Poland this August in Edinburgh. Marta performed Concertino for flute and orchestra in D major, Op. 107 Cécile Chaminade at the final of the Polish selection process which was held last night in Warsaw.
Their performances were evaluated by a professional jury composed of:
- Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka – viola player and academic teacher
- Włodek Pawlik – composer, jazz pianist and teacher, Grammy Award winner 2014, chairman of the jury
- Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski – conductor and director of the Wrocław Opera
The five young musicians who competed in the final were:
- Marta Chlebicka – Flute
- Grzegorz Chwaliński – Percussion
- Kacper Dworniczak – Guitar
- Piotr Motyka – Accordion
- Maciej Prokopowicz – Trombone
Marta’s selection as the Polish participant in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018, brings the number of selected participants to three. To date both Croatia and Spain have also selected their participants via a televised selection process.
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.