Bernice Sammut Attard has been selected to represent Malta at Eurovision Young Musicians 2018, after winning last nights national final.
18 year old pianist Bernice Sammut Attard has been selected to represent Malta at this years edition of Eurovision Young Musicians in Edinburgh, Scotland. The young musician was one of four pianists who took part in the Maltese national final which was broadcast last night by TVM2. Following her selection she said;
I did not expect this result because it was a very difficult competition. I am very proud and happy to be representing Malta in Edinburgh and I will do my best to make Malta proud of me.
Bernice is currently studying in the United Kingdom at a music school in Chetham, Manchester. He dream is to continue her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She is no stranger to international music contests having already performed across Europe including in Russia and Poland.
Albania will make their Eurovision Young Musicians debut in this year’s contest. 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.