This is Russia’s first victory in this contest.
At the contest of young musicians Eurovision Young Musicians, the final of which took place on August 23 in Edinburgh, for the first time the 16-year-old pianist from Russia Ivan Bessonov won .
Eurovision Young Musicians is a competition for young classical music artists, which is held every two years by the European Broadcasting Union and the BBC. It is attended by 56 countries, the final is 18. In 2018, the competition was held for the 19th time. The winner is determined by experts in the field of classical music.
Bessonov – finalist of the contest “Russia 1” entitled “Blue Bird”. He was born in 2002 in St. Petersburg and at the age of six began to play the piano. In Russia, he won many competitions and prizes. In 2015, Bessonov first wrote music for a documentary film – Varicella Victor Kosakovsky. He already played under the leadership of Valery Gergiev and Alexander Sladkovsky.