"It's the first time for me doing an event like this", said Marko, "I'm happy to perform in another country". Marko is especially proud to be performing a traditional instrument. "If I win it would be unbelievable, I would go crazy for two days".
Marko's teacher Filip Novosel has accompanied him to Cologne and the young musician also had a message for those who have supported him along the way. "My greetings are going out to everyone that supports me and also to those who play my kind of instrument. I will try to win the competition for them and for my home country, Croatia", he said.