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The Final: 2018

Josie d'Arby and Petroc Trelawny host as six of Europe's most talented young classical musicians compete in the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.

Six of Europe's most talented young classical musicians compete for the coveted title in the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.

Josie d'Arby and Petroc Trelawny host the evening at Edinburgh's Usher Hall with The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard.

Eurovision Young Musicians premiered back in 1982 at Manchester's Free Trade Hall and since then has taken place throughout Europe; it now comes to the Scottish capital for the first time as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The competition has become one of the most important for talented young classical musicians, giving them a platform to perform in front of the widest possible audience, with previous winners having gone on to have successful international careers.

2018's finalists must each perform in front of a formidable jury consisting of conductor Marin Alsop, composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan, cellist and conductor David Watkin, composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith, and head of music at the Edinburgh International Festival, Andrew Moore.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Thu 23 Aug 2018 20:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Josie D'Arby
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Director Rhodri Huw
Producer Martyn Stevens
Production Manager Jo Marks
Executive Producer Paul Bullock

Broadcast

  • Thu 23 Aug 2018 20:00

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