Camille De Rijck has been announced as the Belgian commentator for the nineteenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Following his commentary at Choir of the Year, Camille De Rijck will be guiding viewers through the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018. Camille De Rijck is a well known radio personality having presented La Matinale on Musiq’3 since 2012. He has also been heavily involved in the production of cultural documentaries and profiles for RTBF. The final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 is being broadcast live on La Trois and Musiq’3.
15-year-old Alexandra Cooreman will be representing Belgium at Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 after RTBF internally selected the young performer for the contest in Edinburgh. She started learning to play the violin at the age of five when she enrolled at the Music Academy of Berchem-Sainte-Agatha in Brussels. Alexandra will be performing in the first show of the second semi-final, she will perform;
- Beethoven – Presto from Sonata for piano and violin Op 23
- Tchaikovsky – Valse-Scherzo
Belgium made their debut in Eurovision Young Musicians in 1986, with their best results being third place finishes in 1990 and 1992. Belgium hosted the competition in 1992 with twelve countries taking part in the contest, this included debuts from Poland and Hungary.
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.