They have made it through four competitive rounds. Now three talented young musicians will each perform a full concerto in front of television cameras and a distinguished panel of judges. One will become BBC Young Musician 2018.
This year sees the 40th anniversary of the first ever BBC Young Musician. Ever since that first final in 1978, the competition has developed a reputation for its ability to launch a seriously impressive career; Alison Balsom, Nicola Benedetti, Natalie Clein, Nicholas Daniel, Benjamin Grosvenor, Stephen Hough, Tasmin Little and Jennifer Pike are all alumni. This year’s finalists will perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. There will also be a performance by the 2016 winner, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. At the end of the evening the winner of BBC Young Musician 2018 will be announced.
This event will be broadcast on BBC television and radio.