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"My favourite composer is Johannes Brahms" - Francesco Stefanelli

"My favourite composer is Johannes Brahms" - Francesco Stefanelli
Photograph: Alessandro Capicchioni
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San Marino will make its debut participation in Eurovision Young Musicians this year. 17 year old Francesco Stefanelli will represent the smallest country in the competition in Cologne in September.

Francesco lists the famous Germany composer and pianist Johannes Brahms as his favourite. Like many young musicians, his dream is to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra. The cellist has been playing since the age of seven and comes from a musical family. "My debut on stage was when I played at the Saint Saens Cello Concerto with the Republic of San Marino Orchestra", he says. "My most joyful experience was when I won the Scholarship at the Filarmonica della Scala in Milan".

Outside the world of classical music Francesco hopes to travel. "I would like to travel to Australia because of its nature". It's a busy time for Francesco though, from September 2016 he will attend a Master of Arts in Music Performance at the Lugano Conservatoire in Switzerland.

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