RTVE has revealed that Radio Clásica will be broadcasting the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 live to listeners across Spain.
Radio Clásica will be broadcasting the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 live across Spain, as the nation returns to the competition after over a decade away from the competition. The station will not be broadcasting the semi-finals of the competition, but instead will air the final.
RTVE is yet to reveal its television broadcast plans for the competition. It is expected that La 2 will air the contest, as the Spanish selection process ‘Clásicos y Reverentes’ also airs on the channel.
Sara Valencia will represent Spain in Edinburgh, she is 18 years old and comes from Madrid. She has been playing the violin since the age of four. She is currently studying violin at the Queen Sofía College of Music, under the tutorage of Professor Marco Rizzi. She has performed throughout Spain, giving solo recitals and as a soloist for orchestras, such as in the Chamber Hall in the National Music Auditorium and the Cibeles Palace in Madrid. She has also taken part in many national and international violin competitions.
Spain debuted in Eurovision Young Musicians in 1988, they participated in every contest up to 2002 before withdrawing. Spain only once managed to qualify for the final when Antonio Serrano took second place at the 1992 contest in Brussels.
Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 will be held in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall. This is the first time since 2008 that Scotland has hosted a Eurovision event, the last being the final of the Eurovision Dance Contest. The 2018 contest will see the return of the semi-finals which will be held on August 18 and 19, with the final taking place on August 23. 18 countries will take part in the contest.