When is the BBC Young Musician 2020 semi-final?

The BBC's broadcasts of the semi and grand finals of the 2020 competition for young musicians was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown – but now has a new date

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The Category Finals of this year’s BBC Young Musician saw pianist Thomas Luke, oboist Ewan Millar, French horn player Annemarie Federle, percussionist Fang Zhang and violinist Coco Tomita progressing through to the next stage of the competition: the semi-finals.

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However, because of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent UK lockdown, the BBC broadcasts of the semi-final and grand final of BBC Young Musician have been postponed until the first weekend in May.

The semi-final was filmed in 2020 just before the UK went into its first lockdown, but is still yet to be broadcast.

BBC Young Musician has now announced that the grand final of the competition will be filmed and recorded in April 2021.

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The semi-final will be broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 31 April, with the grand final the following day on Saturday 1 May. Both highlights programmes will be broadcast on BBC Four, with coverage of the grand final also available on BBC Radio 3.