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Final

Episode 7 of 8

After a series of category finals and semi-final, the competition reaches a conclusion. Three finalists perform a full concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

After a series of thrilling category finals and semi-final, BBC Young Musician 2018 reaches its conclusion. Now only three musicians remain.

This year Symphony Hall in Birmingham plays host to the grand final, when these exceptional young finalists will perform a full concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the celebrated British conductor Mark Wigglesworth.

Clemency Burton-Hill and trumpet player Alison Balsom - herself a finalist in 1998 - join Josie d'Arby to present full coverage of what's sure to be a breath-taking finale to this year's competition. And that's not all - cellist of the moment Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the title in 2016, returns to perform the last movement of the Elgar Cello Concerto.

So who will follow in Sheku's footsteps and become BBC Young Musician 2018 in the competition's 40th anniversary year? Tune in to BBC Four for every note - it's not to be missed!

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 13 May 2018 19:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Janos Starker, The Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

    Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op. 85: Adagio - Moderato

  • 00:09

    Leonard Cohen

    Hallelujah

  • 01:22

    Rihanna

    Diamonds

  • 01:25

    John Browning, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op. 16: I. Andantino - Allegretto - Andantino

  • 01:35

    John Browning, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op. 16: II. Scherzo. Vivace

  • 01:46

    John Browning, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op. 16: IV. Finale. Allegro Tempestoso

  • 01:54

    Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Piano Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, Op. 16: IV. Finale - Allegro Tempetoso

  • 02:09

    Yoohong Lee, The Royal Philharmonic Orhcestra: Sir Yehudi Menuhin

    Elgar: Cello Concerto In E Minor: Allegro Ma Non Troppo

  • 02:12

    Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago, Sol Gabetta

    Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op. 85: IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro Ma Non Troppo

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill
Presenter Josie d'Arby
Presenter Alison Balsom
Commentator Dobrinka Tabakova
Director Rhodri Huw
Executive Producer Paul Bullock
Series Producer Martyn Stevens
Production Manager Jo Marks

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