Yesterday afternoon the Eurovision Young Musicians began rehearsing the especially composed group composition with the composer Mark Adair.
This was the first time that the Young Musicians have played together as a unified ensemble working in what is quite a unique ensemble combining instruments that perhaps one would not see together in a more traditional ensemble.
The rehearsal also was the first opportunity for Mark Adair to have his special composition performed by the gathered group allowing him to interact with our Young Musicians to bring to life a wonderfully original piece.
This dramatic and almost cinematic composition Mark has created utilises motifs that are shared around the instruments and he also employs extended technique particular on the piano and guitar which are played percussively in some sections. Mark has had the chance to work with the group to test out dynamics and to work through his enthralling yet technically difficult passages.
The semi-finals of the Eurovision Young Musicians will be held on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th May at 14:00. Malta’s representative Kurt Aquilina will be competing in Monday’s semi-final. You can stream both semi-finals live at www.tvm.com.mt/live.