Semi-finalists from Russia, Germany and Czech Republic compete for the finals of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 featuring the finest young players across Europe.
Semi-finalists from Russia, Germany and Czech Republic compete for the finals of the coveted title of Eurovision Young Musician 2018, featuring the finest young players from across Europe. Ivan Bessonov currently studies at the Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He also composes his own music. In 2015 he made his debut as a film score composer for the documentary film Varicella by Victor Kossakovsky, the premiere of which took place at the Message to Man international film festival in St Petersburg. His programme includes well-loved works by Chopin and Rachmaninov and a light-hearted work written by James MacMillan as a gift to friends which evokes a Satie-esque Gymnopedie mixed with a song by Robert Burns.
Mira Foron was born in Stuttgart in 2003 into a musical family and she regularly performs with her brother, the conductor and pianist Nicolò Umberto Foron. She chooses Ravel's gypsy evocation written for the great Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Aranyi and Penderecki's dramatic Cadenza.
Indi Stivin, fell in love with the double bass aged nine and began to write his own double bass compositions. At the age of twelve, Indi made his solo debut with Domenico Dragonetti's Concerto with the Orchestra of Kolín František Kmoch (Czech Republic). He studies with Dalibor Tkadlčík, the Principal Double bass player of the State Opera Prague and he takes private lessons with Jan Krigovsky at Senec, Slovakia.
Chopin - Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4
Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Rachmaninov - Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
James MacMillan - Barncleupédie
Ivan Bessonov, piano
Ravel - Tzigane
Penderecki - Cadenza
Mira Foron, violin
Stivin - Bohemian Suite
Indi Stivin, double bass