Eurovision Young Musicians
|Eurovision Young Musicians|
Logo of the 2014 Young Musicians in Cologne, Germany
|Theme music composer||Marc-Antoine Charpentier|
|Opening theme||Te Deum (Prelude (Marche en rondeau))|
|No. of episodes||17 contests|
|Production company(s)||European Broadcasting Union|
|Original run||11 May 1982– present|
|Related shows||Eurovision Song Contest (1956–)
Eurovision Young Dancers (1985–)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest (2003–)
Eurovision Dance Contest (2007–2008)
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.
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.
Listed are all the countries that have taken part in the competition alongside the year in which they made their debut:
|1982||Austria, France, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, West Germany|
|1992||Denmark, Poland, Spain|
|1994||Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal, Sweden|
|1998||Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia|
|2012||Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia|
Note: No debuting countries at the 2004 contest
List of contests