The running order and the compositions that will be performed in the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh have been revealed.
The order in which the six finalists in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 will perform has been revealed this evening. The show which will take place at the Usher Hall on Thursday evening will be opened by Norway and closed by the entrant from Russia. The running order and compositions they will perform are as follows;
- Birgitta Elisa Oftestad (Norway) – Elgar – Cello Concerto, 4th movement
- Nikola Pajanović (Slovenia) – Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto, 3rd movement
- Indi Stivín (Czech Republic) – Stivín – Bohemian Suite for Double Bass, 2nd & 3rd movements
- Mira Foron (Germany) – Sibelius – Violin Concerto, 3rd movement
- Máté Bencze (Hungary) – Ibert – Concerto da Camera for Saxophone
- Ivan Bessonov (Russia) – Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1, 3rd movement
On the jury for the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 are;
- Sir James MacMillan
- Marin Alsop
- Anna Meredith
The final jurors will score the performers out of 10 on;
- Technical accuracy
- Quality of sound
The final jurors will not know the results of the semi-final. Again the results of their voting will be revealed to the jurors and they will discuss the results.
The jury can then either decide the winner is the performer with the highest total points, or change the results but only by mutual agreement. The jurors are able to change the result to:
ensure that over-reliance on numerical scoring does not yield an incorrect winner
The winner will then be revealed live during the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 on August 23.
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.