NRK has confirmed its participation in Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Norway has confirmed that it will compete in Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in Croatia. NRK is organising a national selection show to determine their participant, Virtuos. Virtuos is open to solo musicians aged between 12 and 21 years of age by June 21, 2020.
Interested musicians have until November 2 to submit their registration document and recorded performance to NRK. The semi-final of Virtuos will take place on January 24, with the final then taking place on March 21.
The 20th installment of Eurovision Young Musicians will take place next year in the Croatian capital Zagreb. The competition is set to take place on an open-air stage in King Tomislav Square with the grand final on the 21st of June 2020.
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad represented Norway at Eurovision Young Musicians 2018, where she qualified for the final. At the final in Edinburgh she performed Cello Concerto, 4th movement by Elgar.
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.