Eurovision Young Musicians 2016

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Eurovision Young Musicians 2016
Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 logo.jpg
Final3 September 2016
VenueCologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany
ConductorClemens Schuldt
Executive supervisorJon Ola Sand
Executive producerTanja Nagel
Host broadcasterWestdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Number of entries11
Debuting countries San Marino
Returning countriesNone
Withdrawing countries
Voting systemEach juror awarded a mark from 1–10 to each performer
Winning musician Poland
Łukasz Dyczko

The Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 was the eighteenth edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians contest, which took place on 3 September 2016, outside the Cologne Cathedral, in Cologne, Germany. For a second consecutive time, German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) was the host broadcaster for the event, with Daniel Hope and Tamina Kallert being the presenters for the show. Musicians representing eleven countries with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) membership, participated in the contest, with San Marino making their debut, while Greece, Moldova, Netherlands, and Portugal withdrew from participation. The candidates were accompanied by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, conducted by Clemens Schuldt. A five-person jury decided which of the participants would be awarded with the top-three prizes. Łukasz Dyczko of Poland won the contest, with Czech Republic and Austria placing second and third respectively.


Locations of the bidding countries. The eliminated countries are marked in red. The chosen host country is marked in blue.

Bidding phase[edit]

Two cities were interested in hosting the 2016 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, Budapest and Cologne. Following the bid presentations to the contest's Steering Group members, representatives of Norwegian broadcaster Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Dutch broadcaster Omroep NTR (NTR) and Slovenian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) decided to award the hosting of the 2016 contest to Cologne and the German broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).[1]

Host city announcement[edit]

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne. Host location of the Eurovision Young Musicians 2016.

It was announced on 9 December 2014, that the 2016 contest would take place at the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany on 3 September 2016.[1][2] This was the second consecutive time that the German city had hosted the Young Musicians, with the last being the Eurovision Young Musicians 2014.[3] It was also the third time that Germany had been the host nation, with their first in Berlin for the Eurovision Young Musicians 2002.[4]


Each of the eleven participants performed a piece of up to six minutes in length, which was judged by a five-person professional jury. Each of the jurors commented on the performances after each participant had finished their piece, adding to the interaction during the show. After all of the performances, the jury then awarded points to each participant, with the total scores being used to decide the winner. Prizes were awarded to the first, second, and third placed participants.[5] WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, conducted by Clemens Schuldt, accompanied each of the eleven the participating musicians during their performances.[6]


Daniel Hope and Tamina Kallert [de], hosts of the Eurovision Young Musicians 2016.

On 28 April 2016 it was announced by the EBU and host broadcaster WDR that Daniel Hope and Tamina Kallert would be the presenters for the eighteenth edition of the Young Musicians contest.[7] Hope is better known as a British classical violinist who is of German descent,[8] won the prize for young British classical performer of the year at the Classical BRIT awards in 2004.[9] and more recently was awarded the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, presented at the Dresden Frauenkirche in October 2015.[10] Kallert started her career with WDR in 1995 as a television host for the German broadcaster, and has presented programmes including the German travel show, Wunderschön! [de].[7]

Jury members[edit]

The list of jury members are as follows:[11][12]

Participating countries[edit]

2016 winner, Łukasz Dyczko

The following countries participated in the 2016 contest. The semi final elimination stage of the contest was expected to return this year,[18] with the first semi final scheduled to take place on 28 August 2016 and the second on 29 August, and the final on 3 September 2016.[19] However the semi-finals were later removed due to the low number of participating countries.[20] This year, only eleven countries participated in the contest.[20] San Marino made their debut at the Eurovision Young Musicians. Greece, Moldova, Netherlands and Portugal withdrew from this year's competition.[21]


The Grand Final was held on 3 September 2016. Awards were given to the top three countries. The third-place musician received €3,000, second-place €7,000, and the winner €10,000 and a solo concert performance with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne.[22] 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.[23]

Draw[24] Country[25] Performer[25] Instrument[25] Piece(s)[25][26] Place[22]
01  Hungary Roland Attila Jakab Violin Zigeunerweisen op. 20, no. 1 by Pablo de Sarasate -
02  Malta Dmitry Ishkhanov Piano Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 50, Allegro Molto by Dmitry Kabalevsky -
03  Austria Dominik Wagner Double bass Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Allegro with cadenza by Serge Koussevitzky 03
04  Poland Łukasz Dyczko Saxophone Rhapsody pour Saxophone alto by André Waignein 01
05  Sweden Eliot Nordqvist Piano Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 22, Andante sostenuto by Camille Saint-Saëns -
06  Slovenia Zala Vidic Cello Rococo Variations, VI: Andante, VII e coda: Allegro Vivo by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -
07  Croatia Marko Martinović Tamburica Meditationen (from the Opera Thaïs) by Jules Massenet -
08  San Marino Francesco Stefanelli Cello Cello Concerto Nr. 1, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich -
09  Germany Raul Maria Dignola Horn Horn Concerto no. 2, Allegro Maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -
10  Czech Republic Robert Bílý Piano Piano Concerto, op. 38, Allegro Molto by Samuel Barber 02
11  Norway Ludvig Gudim Violin Carmen Fantasie by Franz Waxman -


The following countries, listed in order of broadcasting dates, confirmed that they will broadcast the contest along with the dates of broadcasting schedules.[27]

Date of broadcast[27] Country[27] Station[27]
3 September 2016  Croatia HRT 3
 Czech Republic ČT art
 Germany WDR Fernsehen (15-minute delay)
One (15-minute delay)
WDR 3[28]
 Hungary Duna
 Malta TVM2
 Norway NRK2
 Poland TVP Kultura
Flag of Earth.svg Rest of the world
 Slovenia RTVSLO2
 Sweden SVT2
4 September 2016  San Marino SMRTV
11 September 2016  Austria ORF 2

Other countries[edit]

For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Eurovision Young Musicians, it needs to be an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).[29] It is unknown whether the EBU issue invitations of participation to all 56 active members like they do for the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest.[29] The EBU Active Members listed below have made the following announcements in regards to their decisions.

Active EBU Members[edit]

The following list of countries have participated at least once since the inaugural contest in 1982 but have not stated their reasons for their continued absence in competing:[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "WDR and Cologne chosen to host 2016 competition". 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
  2. ^ "Date Decided: Young Musicians 2016 on 3 September". 2015-02-16. Retrieved 2015-02-16.
  3. ^ "Eurovision Young Musicians 2014". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Eurovision Young Musicians 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Eurovision Young Musicians 2016: Competition format". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Clemens Schuldt dirigiert das WDR Sinfonieorchester beim EYM-Finale" [Clemens Schuldt conducted the WDR Symphony Orchestra in EYM finale]. WDR. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  7. ^ a b Fisher, Luke James (28 April 2016). "Daniel Hope and Tamina Kallert set to host Eurovision Young Musicians 2016". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Backstage with Daniel Hope", Limelight, March 2015, p. 24
  9. ^ Connolly, Kate (27 September 2007). "'Dear Daniel, that was enchanting'". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  10. ^ Duchen, Jessica. "Hope's prize for Europe". Amati Magazine online. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  11. ^ Granger, Anthony (7 August 2016). "EYM'16: Jury announced for Eurovision Young Musicians 2016". Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  12. ^ "EYM 2016 - The Jury". European Broadcasting Union. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Eurovision Young Musicians 1988: Participants". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  14. ^ Banel, Philippe (16 July 2012). "Interview de Jonathan Cohen, chef d'orchestre" [Interview with Jonathan Cohen, conductor]. (in French). Tutti Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Eurovision Young Musicians 2006: Participants". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  16. ^ Brey, Marco (17 December 2012). "Germany: National final acts announced!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Alice Sara Ott". Deutsche Grammophon. June 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  18. ^ "EYM'16: Return To "Elimination Semifinal"". 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  19. ^ Granger, Anthony (11 November 2015). "EYM 16 semi final dates announced". Eurovoix. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  20. ^ a b "11 countries ready for Young Musicians 2016". 23 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  21. ^ a b c d e Granger, Anthony. "11 countries to participate at Eurovision Young Musicians 2016". Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  22. ^ a b "Poland wins Eurovision Young Musicians 2016!". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  23. ^ "Eurovision Young Musicians 2016". EBU. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  24. ^ "EYM-Finale: Diese Stücke spielen die Kandidaten" [EYM Finals: Candidates play these pieces]. WDR. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  25. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 - Participants". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  26. ^ "Klassik-Wettbewerb EYM - Das Programm" [Classic Competition EYM - The program] (in German). WDR. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  27. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Young Musicians comes to Cologne". European Broadcasting Union. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  28. ^ "Eurovision Young Musicians: Das ist der Wettbewerb" [Eurovision Young Musicians: This is the competition]. WDR. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  29. ^ a b Yakovlev, Vladislav (23 January 2014). "Junior Eurovision Song Contest steering group". EBU. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  30. ^ "Belgium: VRT Will Not Return To Eurovision Young Musicians". 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  31. ^ "Cyprus: No Return To Eurovision Young Musicians in 2016". 18 October 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  32. ^ "Israel: No Return To Eurovision Young Musicians In 2016". 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  33. ^ Granger, Anthony (15 October 2015). "Latvia no return to Eurovision Young Musicians in 2016". Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  34. ^ "History by country". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

External links[edit]