Semi-finalists from Estonia, Belgium and Albania compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018 competition.
Semi-finalists from Estonia, Belgium and Albania compete for the finals of the Eurovision Young Musician 2018. Born in Tallinn Tanel-Eiko Novikov currently studies at the Talinn Music High School and has won several competitions including Classical Idols, a very popular Estonian TV show. Tanel-Eiko's programmes includes a competition work composed by percussionist Csaba Zoltan Marjan for Hungarian percussion students, a transcription of Sibelius' piano work The Spruce and a snapshot of Summer in Buenos Aires from Piazzolla's The Four Seasons. Alexandra Cooreman was born in Brussels in 2003 and has been performing in public from an early age. She has been studying under the direction of Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. She chooses a movement from Beethoven's Sonata Op 23 written in 1801 and contrasts this with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous Valse-Scherzo which was premiered as part of the 1878 Paris World Exposition. Cellist, Klaudio Zoto began his studies in Tirana, Albania at the age of 6 and was soon performing in public and even directing from the instrument by the age of 10. He has attended masterclasses by David Geringas and other highly regarded cellists. He contrasts Grieg's only cello sonata with a showpiece by the bohemian cellist and prolific composer for the instrument David Popper.
Marjan - Niflheim
Sibelius - Kuusi Op 75/5
Piazzolla - Verano porteño
Tanel-Eiko Novikov, percussions
Beethoven - Presto from Sonata for piano and violin Op 23
Tchaikovsky - Valse-Scherzo
Alexandra Cooreman, violin
Grieg - Cello Sonata
Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody
Klaudio Zoto, cello