Eurovision Young Musicians 2014

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Eurovision Young Musicians 2014
Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 logo.jpg
Semi-final 126 May 2014
Semi-final 227 May 2014
Final31 May 2014
VenueCologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany
Presenter(s)Sabine Heinrich (preliminary round and final)
ConductorKristiina Poska
Directed byYves Zosso
Executive supervisorVladislav Yakovlev
Executive producerLothar Mattner
Host broadcasterWestdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Interval actFlying Steps[1]
Number of entries14
Debuting countries
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries
Voting systemEach juror awarded a mark from 1–10 to each performer
Winning musician Austria
Ziyu He

The Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 was the seventeenth edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, held outside the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, on 31 May 2014.[2] Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), musicians from fourteen countries participated in the televised final. This was the fifth time that the competition was held on an open-air stage. Germany previously hosted the contest in 2002.[2]

All participants performed a classical piece of their choice accompanied by the WDR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kristiina Poska.[2] This year, 14 countries participated in the contest. Malta and Moldova made their debut at the Eurovision Young Musicians.[3] Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Ukraine withdrew from this year's competition. Hungary returned for the first time since 2000. Sweden last took part in 2010, whilst Portugal had not entered since hosting in 1996.

Ziyu He of Austria won the contest, with Slovenia and Hungary placing second and third respectively.[4] In 2014 Austria also won the Eurovision Song Contest.[5]


Roncalliplatz, Cologne. Host location of the Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 final.

Roncalliplatz, a square outside the Cologne Cathedral, was the host location for the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians.[2]


Sabine Heinrich (left) and Kristiina Poska (right) at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 final.
Prize winners: Hungary, Slovenia and Austria

Sabine Heinrich was the host of the 2014 contest.[2]

The semi final stage of the contest was dropped this year, however a preliminary round was held over two days on 26 & 27 May and streamed live on Each musician was required to play for up to 15 minutes in this round and a maximum of five minutes in the Grand Final on 31 May. The international jury scored each musician and performance during the preliminary round. The scores were added to those given in the Grand Final to decide the three prize winners.[6][7]

The candidates were accompanied by the WDR Symphony Orchestra,[8] under the leadership of Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska.[9] The winner will have a chance to appear with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015.[1]

Participating countries[edit]

All participating countries automatically qualified for the final on 31 May 2014. The preliminary round was held in two parts. The first part was held on 26 May 2014 and the second on 27 May 2014. The professional jury awarded points in this round.

Preliminary round[edit]

Part 1 (26 May 2014)[edit]

Draw[10] Country Performer Instrument Piece(s)
01  Croatia Sara Domjanić Violin

1) Sonata for Violin on C Minor, op.45, no.3 (1. mvt: Allegro molto ed appassionato) by Edvard Grieg
2) Valse-Scherzo in C Major, op.34 by Piotr Tchaikovsky

02  Norway Sonoko Miriam Shimano Welde Violin

1) Poème, Op.25 by Ernest Chausson

03  Malta Kurt Aquilina Guitar

1) August Lullaby by Marek Mancina arranged by Per-Olov Kindgren
2) Concerto de Aranquez by Joaquin Rodrigo
3) Birds flew over the spire by Gary Ryan

04  Hungary Gergely Devich Cello

1) Minuet in C Major by Haydn-Piatti
2) Liebestraum by Liszt-Cassado
3) Roumanien folk dances by Bartók-Silva

05  Slovenia Urban Stanič Piano

1) Sonata/Capriccio K20, E - Major by Domenico Scarlatti
2) Paraphrase de concert S. 434 by Franz Liszt
3) Suggestion diabolique, op.4 by Sergej Prokofiev

06  Austria Ziyu He Violin

1) Violinkonzert KV 207, 1. Satz mit Kadenz von Kurt Guntner by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2) Capriccio op. 1/1 by Niccolò Paganini
3) 2. Violinkonzert by Belá Bartók

07  Netherlands Lucie Horsch Recorder

1) Sonata seconda (Renaissance sopraan) by Dario Castello
2) Der Besucher der Idylle (1993) (tenor) by Isang Yun
3) Adagio en Allegro uit Sonate Wq 135 by C.P.E. Bach

Part 2 (27 May 2014)[edit]

Draw[10] Country Performer Instrument Piece(s)
08  Poland Bartosz Kołsut Accordion

1) Praeludium and Fugue in h minor BWV 893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
2) Near the Portrait of Niccolo Paganini by Volodymyr Runchak
3) Don Rhapsody part III by Vjatcheslav Siemionov

09  Portugal André Gunko Cello

1) Suite for solo cello - Intermezzo e danza finale by Gaspar Cassadó
2) Pezzo Capriccioso by Piotr Tchaikovsky

10  Greece Vassilis Digos Guitar

1) Differencias Sobre Guardame las Vacas by Luys de Narvaez
2) Danza del Altiplano by Leo Brouwer
3) Sonata-Joaquin Turina 2nd and 3rd movement by Joaquin Turina

11  Germany Judith Stapf Violin

1) Grand Caprice for violine solo op. 26 "Der Erlkönig" (according to the ballad of Franz Schubert) by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst / Franz Schubert
2) Estrellita by Manuel Ponce/arr. Jascha Heifetz
3) Violin sonata in d, op. 108, 4. Presto agitato by Johannes Brahms

12  Sweden Albin Uusijärvi Viola

1) Romanze op 85 by Max Bruch

13  Czech Republic Martin Kot Accordion 1) Flick-Flack by Albert Vossen
14  Moldova Livyka Shtirbu-Sokolov Piano

1) Prelude and Fugue no.2 A minor op.87 by Dmitri Shostakovich
2) Novelette No.3 by Francis Poulenc
3) Sonata no.1 by Rodion Shchedrin


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.[11]

Draw Country[12] Performer Instrument Piece Result
01  Moldova Livyka Shtirbu-Sokolov Piano Piano concerto by Liviu Shtirbu -
02  Croatia Sara Domjanić Violin Zigeunerweisen, op.20 by Pablo de Sarasate -
03  Malta Kurt Aquilina Guitar Concerto de Aranquez by Joaquin Rodrigo -
04  Hungary Gergely Devich Cello Allegro appassionato Op.43 by Saint-Saëns 03
05  Slovenia Urban Stanič Piano Grande polonaise brillante, op. 22 E-flat major by Fryderyk Chopin 02
06  Austria Ziyu He Violin 2. Violinkonzert by Béla Bartók 01
07  Poland Bartosz Kołsut Accordion "Concerto Classico" part I by Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski -
08  Netherlands Lucie Horsch Recorder Concerto per flautino in sol maggiore RV 443 by A. Vivaldi -
09  Portugal André Gunko Cello Cello Concerto op. 85, 2 mov Lento. Allegro molto by Edward Elgar -
10  Greece Vassilis Digos Guitar Concerto in Re - M.C. Tedesco by M.C. Tedesco -
11  Germany Judith Stapf Violin Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77, fourth movement: Burlesque: Allegro con brio - Presto by Dmitri Shostakovich -
12  Sweden Albin Uusijärvi Viola Viola concerto, 2nd movement by William Walton -
13  Czech Republic Martin Kot Accordion Flick-Flack by Albert Vossen -
14  Norway Sonoko Miriam Shimano Welde Violin 3. movement from Violin Concerto no 1 in G minor, op. 26 by Max Bruch -

Jury members[edit]

The list of jury members are as follows:


The contest was broadcast by the following broadcasters:[17]

Date of broadcast[17] Country[17] Station[17]
31 May 2014  Croatia HRT 2
 Czech Republic ČT art
 Germany WDR Fernsehen (15-minute delay)
 Greece ERA 1
 Hungary M2
 Malta TVM1 (50-minute delay)
 Moldova Moldova 1
Radio Moldova
 Norway NRK1
 Poland TVP Kultura
 Portugal Antena 2
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 Slovenia RTVSLO2
 Sweden SVT2
1 June 2014  Greece ERT1
 Portugal RTP2
8 June 2014  Austria ORF 2
9 June 2014  Netherlands NTR

Other countries[edit]

See also[edit]


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