Eurovision Young Musicians 2012
|Eurovision Young Musicians 2012|
|Semi-final 1||5 May 2012|
|Semi-final 2||6 May 2012|
|Final||11 May 2012|
|Venue||Rathausplatz, Vienna, Austria|
|Presenter(s)||Pia Strauss (Semi-finals)
Martin Grubinger (Final)
|Executive supervisor||Vladislav Yakovlev|
|Host broadcaster||Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)|
|Number of entries||14|
|Voting system||A jury selects the winner, runner-up, and third place|
|Winning musician|| Norway
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad
The Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 was the sixteenth edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, held at the Rathausplatz in Vienna, Austria on 11 May 2012. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), musicians from seven countries participated in the televised final. This was the fourth time that the competition was held on an open-air stage and during the annual Vienna Festival. Austria and broadcaster ORF previously hosted the contest in 1990, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
A total of fourteen countries took part in the competition therefore a semi-final was held at the Schubert Hall on 5 and 6 May 2012. All participants performed a classical piece of their choice accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cornelius Meister. Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia made their début while Ukraine returned. Five countries withdrew to the contest, they were Cyprus, Romania, Russia, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Rathausplatz, a square outside the Wiener Rathaus city hall of Vienna, was the host location for the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians final. The Schubert Hall in Vienna, Austria, hosted the semi-final round.
The semifinal was held in two parts. The first part was held on 5 May 2012 and the second on 6 May 2012. The seven best were selected by an international jury to perform live as finalists in the final that was held on 11 May 2012.
Part 1 (5 May 2012)
|01||Slovenia||Blaž Šparovec||Clarinet||1) Premiere Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy
2) Clair 1 by Franco Donatoni
|Failed to qualify|
|02||Georgia||Lizi Ramishvili||Cello||1) Largo by Veracini
2)Variations on One String by Paganini
3) Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky Korsakov
|Failed to qualify|
|03||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Naomi Druškić||Piano||1) Vanished Days, op57, No.1 by Edvard Grieg
2) Toccata, in E flat minor by Aram Khachaturian
|Failed to qualify|
|04||Czech Republic||Michaela Špačková||Bassoon||1) Concerto for Bassoon No.2 f-moll, the first and the second movement by Ludwig Milde
2) Recitative, Sicilliene et Rondo (1905-1991) by Eugéne Bozza
|05||Armenia||Narek Kazazyan||Kanon||1) “Impromptu” op. 57 in b-minor by Tsovinar Hovhannisyan
2) Carnival in Venice by Niccolo Paganini / arranged for kanun and piano by Alexander Shahbazyan
3) “Perpetual Motion” op.69 in a-minor by Khachatur Avetisyan
|06||Austria||Emmanuel Tjeknavorian||Violin||1) Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor by Johannes Brahms
2) Tzigane, Rapsodie de Concert for Violin and Piano by Maurice Ravel
|07||Greece||Zacharias Fotis||Clarinet||-||Failed to qualify|
||Violin||1) Scherzo in c-minor form F-A-E sonata by Johannes Brahms
2) Carmen Phantasie, op.66 by Franz Drdla
|Failed to qualify|
Part 2 (6 May 2012)
|09||Poland||Jagoda Krzemińska||Flute||1) Joueurs de Flute - "Pan" by Albert Roussel
2) Staccato - Fantaisie by Wilhelm Popp
|10||Ukraine||Bohdan Ivasyk||Violin||1)Tzigane by Maurice Ravel
2)Melody by Myroslav Skoryk
|Failed to qualify|
|11||Netherlands||Ella van Poucke||Cello||1) Fantasiestucke Op. 73 for cello by Robert Schumann||Failed to qualify|
|12||Germany||Dominic Chamot||Piano||1) Jazz Etude No. 1 by Nikolai Kapustin
2) Widmung (Liebeslied) by Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt
3) Ungarische Rhapsodie No. 6 by Franz Liszt
|13||Belarus||Alexandra Denisenya||Cimbalom||1) Carmen "Fantasie", based on Themes from the Opera of Georges Bizet by Franz Waxman
2) Blow light wind, blow! (adaptation of Belarusian folk song) by Valery Zhyvalievski
3) Сsardas by Alexander Tsygankov
|14||Norway||Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad||Viola||1) Sonata no 1 op 120 F minor, 1. movement: Allegro Appasionata by Johannes Brahms
2) Sonata no 1 op 25 for viola solo, 4. movement: Rasendes Zeitmass. Wild. Tonschonheit ist Nebesache by Paul Hindemith
3) Andante and Rondo Ungarese by Carl Maria von Weber
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.
|1||Belarus||Alexandra Denisenya||Cimbalom||Concertino by Vladimir Kurjan||-|
|2||Poland||Jagoda Krzemińska||Flute||Concertino by Cécile Chaminade||4|
|3||Norway||Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad||Viola||Viola concerto, 2 & 3 mov. by Béla Viktor János Bartók||1|
|4||Czech Republic||Michaela Špačková||Bassoon||Concerto for Bassoon F-dur, 1st mov. by Carl Maria von Weber||-|
|5||Germany||Dominic Chamot||Piano||Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; 3rd mov. Allegro con fuoco by Pyotr Tchaikovsky||-|
|6||Armenia||Narek Kazazyan||Kanon||Concerto for Qanun and Orchestra No. 2 E-Major by Khachatur Avetisyan||3|
|7||Austria||Emmanuel Tjeknavorian||Violin||Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47 3rd mov. Allegro ma non tanto by Jean Sibelius||2|
The list of jury members are as follows:
- ABU Radio Song Festival 2012
- ABU TV Song Festival 2012
- European Broadcasting Union
- Eurovision Song Contest 2012
- Eurovision Young Musicians
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012
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