The Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 contest, which is being held at the Edinburgh International Festival, has turned mostly east for its finalists. Maxim Calver, BBC Young Musician of 2018, failed to make the cut.
The finalists have just been announced:
Nikola Pajanovič, Slovenia, violin
Maté Bencze, Hungary, saxophone
Ivan Bessonov, Russia, piano
Mira Marie Foron, Germany, violin
Indi Stivin, Czech Rep, double bass
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad, Norway, cello.