Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Semi-finalists from Russia, Germany and Czech Republic

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

1 hour

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G minor, op. 23 no. 5

    Performer: Ivan Bessonov (Piano).
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in B-flat minor, op.24, No.4

    Performer: Ivan Bessonov (Piano).
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66

    Performer: Ivan Bessonov (Piano).
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Barncleupedie

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Suggestion diabolique Op. 4

    Performer: Ivan Bessonov (Piano).
  • Maurice Ravel

    Tzigane , Rapsodie de Concert (1924)

    Performer: Mira Marie Foron (Violin). Performer: Minze Kim (piano).
  • Krzysztof Penderecki

    Cadenza, 1984 Lento, Vivace, Tempo I

    Performer: Mira Marie Foron (Violin). Performer: Minze Kim (Piano).
  • Indi Stivín

    Bohemian Suite

    Performer: Indi Stivín (Double bass). Performer: Alice Springs (Piano).

Broadcast

The other Eurovision: 18 young virtuosos pitch up in Edinburgh

The other Eurovision: 18 young virtuosos pitch up in Edinburgh

Eighteen musicians will compete for the Eurovision Young Musicians title.