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Young Musicians: Get to know tonight’s contenders!

Armenia: Narek Kazazyan

Narek will play the Kanun a folk Armenian instrument. The piece he will be playing is Concerto for Qanun and Orchestra No. 2 E-Major by Khachatur Avetisyan. He successfully qualified for the Grand Final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2012, this is the first time that Armenia will take part on this contest.

On the semifinal he played the following pieces:

  • “Impromptu” op. 57 in b-minor by Tsovinar Hovhannisyan
  • Carnival in Venice by Niccolo Paganini / arranged for kanun and piano by Alexander Shahbazyan
  • “Perpetual Motion”op.69 in a-minor by Khachatur Avetisyan

Austria: Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

Emmanuel will play the Violin, a popular instrument among the world. The piece he will play tonight is Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47 3rd mov. Allegro ma non tanto by Jean Sibelius. He is representing the host country of this year’s Eurovision Young Musicians.

On the Semifinal he played the following pieces:

  • Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor by Johannes Brahms
  • Tzigane, Rapsodie de Concert for Violin and Piano by Maurice Ravel

Belarus: Alexandra Denisenya

Alexandra will play the Cimbalom. The piece she will play tonight is Concertino by Vladimir Kurjan.

On the semifinal she played the following pieces:

  • Carmen “Fantasie”, based on Themes from the Opera of Georges Bizet by Franz Waxman
  • Blow light wind, blow! (adaptation of Belarusian folk song)by Valery Zhyvalievski
  • Сsardas by Alexander Tsygankov

Czech Republic: Michaela Špačková

Michaela will be playing the Bassoon. The piece she will play tonight is Concerto for Bassoon F-dur, 1st mov. by Carl Maria von Weber. She will represent the least lucky country on the Eurovision Song Contest, let’s hope that the same thing doesn’t happen here.

On the Semifinal she played the following pieces:

  • Concerto for Bassoon No.2 f-moll, the first and the second movement by Ludwig Milde
  • Recitative, Sicilliene et Rondo (1905-1991) by Eugéne Bozza

Germany: Dominic Chamot 

Dominic will be playing the Piano. The piece he will play tonight is Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; 3rd mov. Allegro con fuoco by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, well known composer worldwide.

On the semifinal he played the following pieces:

  • Jazz Etude No. 1 by Nikolai Kapustin
  • Widmung (Liebeslied) by Robert Schumann and Friedrich Liszt
  • Ungarische Rhapsodie No. 6 by Friedrich Liszt

Norway: Elvind Holtsmark Ringstad

Elvind will be playing the Viola. The piece he will play tonight is Viola concerto, 2 & 3 mov. by Béla Viktor János Bartók.

On the semifinal he played the following Pieces:

  • Sonata no 1 op 120 F minor, 1. movement: Allegro Appasionata by Johannes Brahms
  • Sonata no 1 op 25 for viola solo, 4. movement: Rasendes Zeitmass. Wild. Tonschonheit ist Nebesache by Paul Hindemith
  • Andante and Rondo Ungarese by Carl Maria con Weber

Poland: Jagoda Krzemińska

Jagoda will be playing the Flute. The piece she will play tonight is Concertino by Cécile Chaminade.

On the semifinal she played the following pieces:

  • Joueurs de Flute – “Pan” by Albert Roussel
  • Staccato – Fantaisie by Wilhelm Popp
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