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Eurovision Young Musicians 2016
Artist Jakab Roland Attila
Final piece Zigeunerwisen op. 20, No. 1 by Pablo de Sarasate
Country Hungary
Broadcaster MTV


# Contest Participant Instrument Pieces Place
01 Eurovision Young Musicians 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Jakab Roland Attila Violin Zigeunerwisen op. 20, No. 1 by Pablo de Sarasate -

About Jakab Roland Attila

Representing Hungary this year is 17-year old violinist Roland Attila Jakab, who turns 18 shortly before the competition takes place.

Roland was born in Targu Mures, a town in the north-central region of Romania. Targu Mures has a large Hungarian-speaking population, of which Roland is one, and he has been part of the Philharmonic Orchestra there as a soloist for nine years.

Roland, who comes from a musical family, started playing the violin aged seven when he started playing his father's. This year in Hungary's popular show "Virtuosok" Roland was one of the three finalists in his age group.

Roland was discovered by his violin teacher, Mariana Negrut, when he was in elementary school. She supported him from the start. He currently has three teachers; Barnatas Kelemen, Katalin Kokas and Gabor Homoki. Roland has played for Vengerov and has also taken part in regional competitions in Transylvania for the past 11 years. He always scores top marks when taking part!