From Russia with talent: Ivan Bessonov wins Eurovision Young Musicians 2018
After some sparkling performances in the semi-finals, which were broadcast on the BBC Arts website, six musicians took part in the competition final at Edinburgh's iconic Usher Hall on Thursday 23 August.
Pianist Ivan Bessonov from Russia was announced the winner after a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1, 3rd movement. Nikola Pajanović from Slovenia finished second.
Also competing in the final were Hungary’s Máté Bencze on saxophone, German violinist Mira Marie Foron, cellist Birgitta Oftestad from Norway, Czech double bassist Indi Stivín and Slovenian violinist Nikola Pajanović.
Highlight photographs of the evening's events are featured below.