Eurovision Young Musicians

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Eurovision Young Musicians
Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 logo.jpg
Logo of the 2014 Young Musicians in Cologne, Germany
Genre Music contest
Theme music composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Opening theme Te Deum (Prelude (Marche en rondeau))
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 17 contests
Production company(s) European Broadcasting Union
Distributor Eurovision
Broadcast
Original run 11 May 1982 (1982-05-11) – present
Chronology
Related shows Eurovision Song Contest (1956–)
Eurovision Young Dancers (1985–)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest (2003–)
Eurovision Dance Contest (2007–2008)
External links
Official website

Eurovision Young Musicians is a competition for European musicians that are 18 years old or younger. It is organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and held every two years, with some countries holding national heats.

Each country is represented by one young talented musician that performs a piece of classical music of his or her choice accompanied by the local orchestra and a jury (composed by international experts) decides the top 3 participants. Prior to 2014, a semi-final took place a few days before the Contest, and the jury decided as well which countries qualified for the final.[1]

The first edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians took place in Manchester, United Kingdom on the 11 May 1982 and 6 countries took part. The contest was won by Markus Pawlik from West Germany, who played the piano. The most recent edition of this competition took place in Cologne, Germany on the 31 May 2014 and was won by Ziyu He, who played the violin for Austria.

The current Executive Supervisor of the competition, on behalf of the EBU, is Vladislav Yakovlev.[2]

Participation[edit]

Listed are all the countries that have taken part in the competition alongside the year in which they made their debut:

Year Debuting countries
1982  Austria,  France,  Norway,   Switzerland,  United Kingdom,  West Germany
1984  Finland,  Netherlands
1986  Yugoslavia
1988  Italy
1990  Belgium
1992  Denmark,  Poland,  Spain
1994  Cyprus,  Estonia,  Greece,  Hungary,  Ireland,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Macedonia,  Portugal,  Sweden
1996  Germany
1998  Croatia,  Slovakia,  Slovenia
2000  Russia
2002  Czech Republic
2006  Romania
2008  Serbia,  Ukraine
2010  Belarus
2012  Armenia,  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Georgia
2014  Malta,  Moldova

Note: No debuting countries at the 2004 contest

List of contests[edit]

Year Winner Performer Instrument Finals date Venue Host city
1982  West Germany Markus Pawlik Piano 11 May Free Trade Hall United Kingdom Manchester
1984  Netherlands Isabelle Van Keulen Violin 22 May Victoria Hall Switzerland Geneva
1986  France Sandrine Lazarides Piano 27 May Radiohuset Denmark Copenhagen
1988  Austria Julian Rachlin Violin 31 May Concertgebouw Netherlands Amsterdam
1990  Netherlands Nick Van Oostrum Piano 29 May Musikverein Austria Vienna
1992  Poland Bartłomiej Nizioł Violin 9 June Cirque Royal Belgium Brussels
1994  United Kingdom Natalie Clein Cello 14 June Philharmonic Concert Hall Poland Warsaw
1996  Germany Julia Fischer Violin 12 June Cultural Centre of Belém Portugal Lisbon
1998  Austria Lidia Baich Violin 4 June Konzerthaus Austria Vienna
2000  Poland Stanisław Drzewiecki Piano 15 June Grieg Hall Norway Bergen
2002  Austria Dalibor Karvay Violin 19 June Konzerthaus Germany Berlin
2004  Austria Alexandra Soumm Violin 27 May Culture and Congress Centre Switzerland Lucerne
2006  Sweden Andreas Brantelid Cello 12 May Rathausplatz Austria Vienna
2008  Greece Dionysios Grammenos Clarinet 9 May Rathausplatz Austria Vienna
2010  Slovenia Eva Nina Kozmus Flute 14 May Rathausplatz Austria Vienna
2012  Norway Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad Viola 11 May Rathausplatz Austria Vienna
2014  Austria Ziyu He Violin 31 May Cologne Cathedral Germany Cologne

Medal list[edit]

The 2008 winner, Dionysios Grammenos from Greece
2014 winner, Ziyu He
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria 5 1 0 6
2  Germany 2 2 0 4
3  Netherlands 2 0 0 2
3  Poland 2 0 0 2
5  Norway 1 3 1 5
6  United Kingdom 1 1 2 4
7  France 1 1 0 2
8  Sweden 1 0 1 2
9  Slovenia 1 1 1 3
10  Greece 1 0 0 1
11  Finland 0 3 1 4
12   Switzerland 0 1 1 2
13  Spain 0 1 0 1
13  Latvia 0 1 0 1
13  Croatia 0 1 0 1
16  Russia 0 0 4 4
17  Belgium 0 0 2 2
18  Armenia 0 0 1 1
18  Hungary 0 0 1 1
18  Italy 0 0 1 1
18  Estonia 0 0 1 1

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