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Meet Roland Attila Jakab from Hungary

Meet Roland Attila Jakab from Hungary
Photograph: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Cologne, Germany -

Violinist Roland Attila Jakab will represent Hungary in Eurovision Young Musicians 2016. He will play Sarasate's Zigeunerwisen op. 20, No. 1 on Saturday. Speaking after his rehearsal, he explained why he chose this particular piece of music. "It is one of my favourite pieces. It is from both the Hungarian and gypsy musical tradition".

Roland has been participating in regional competitions for over a decade, however Eurovision Young Musicians marks his international debut. "It is a very big competition. If I were to win, it would give me a lot of possibilities to play in the world".

Roland is proud to represent Hungary in Eurovision Young Musicians this year, "I will fight for my country in the competition", he said.

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