Eurovision Young Musicians 1998
|Eurovision Young Musicians 1998|
|Final||4 June 1998|
|Venue||Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria|
|Conductor||Dennis Russell Davies|
|Host broadcaster||Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)|
|Interval act||Julian Rachlin|
|Number of entries||13 (8 qualified)|
|Returning countries|| Croatia
|Withdrawing countries|| Belgium
|Voting system||Jury chose their top 3 favourites by vote.|
The Eurovision Young Musicians 1998 was the ninth edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, held at Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria on 4 June 1998. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), musicians from eight countries participated in the televised final. Austria and broadcaster ORF previously hosted the contest in 1990. A total of thirteen countries took part in the competition. All participants performed a classical piece of their choice accompanied by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Slovakia made their début, while Croatia and Sweden returned to the contest. Seven countries withdrew from the 1998 contest; they were Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal, and Switzerland.
The non-qualified countries were Cyprus, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Spain. Lidia Baich of host country Austria won the contest, with Croatia and United Kingdom placing second and third respectively.
The Konzerthaus, a concert hall in Vienna, Austria, was the host venue for the 1998 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians. Opened in 1913, it is situated in the third district just at the edge of the first district in Vienna. Since it was founded it has always tried to emphasise both tradition and innovative musical styles.
The Konzerthaus has the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Wiener Singakademie and the Klangforum Wien in residence. Several subscriptions also include concerts by the Vienna Philharmonic and other organizations.
A total of thirteen countries took part in the preliminary round of the 1998 contest, of which eight qualified to the televised grand final. The following countries failed to qualify.
Awards were given to the top three countries. The table below highlights these using gold, silver, and bronze. The placing results of the remaining participants is unknown and never made public by the European Broadcasting Union.
|01||United Kingdom||Adrian Spillett||Percussion||Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, mov. 3 by Joseph Schwantner||3|
|02||Finland||Kalle Toivio||Piano||Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, no. 2, 1st Mov. by Sergei Prokofiev||-|
|03||Latvia||Lauma Skride||Piano||Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, no. 2, 3rd Mov. by Camille Saint-Saens||-|
|04||Slovenia||Borut Zagoranski||Accordion||Concierto para bandoneon presto by Astor Piazzolla||-|
|05||Slovakia||Michal Sťahel||Cello||Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, adagio by Edward Elgar||-|
|06||Austria||Lidia Baich||Violin||Violin Concerto no. 5, 1st Mov. by Henri Vieuxtemps||1|
|07||Croatia||Monika Leskovar||Cello||Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, adagio by Edward Elgar||2|
|08||Sweden||David Sjögren||Violin||Violin Concerto 3rd Mov. by Peter Tchaikovsky||-|
The jury members consisted of the following: