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Meet Francesco Stefanelli from San Marino

Meet Francesco Stefanelli from San Marino
Photograph: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Cologne, Germany -

16 year old Francesco Stefanelli is set to make San Marino's debut in Eurovision Young Musicians this year. We caught up with him following his first rehearsal in Cologne. The young cellist will perform the first movement of Shostakovich's concerto number one.

Francesco chose Shostakovich's composition because it is a "very powerful concerto, it is full of energy" and whilst he's not expecting to win the competition, he is determined to enjoy his experience in Cologne. "I won't win but if I do it's a good thing for my country. The most important thing is to enjoy it and have fun".

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