Eurovision Young Musicians 1990

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Eurovision Young Musicians 1990
Semi-final 21 May 1990
Final 29 May 1990
Venue Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Presenter(s) Gerhard Toetschinger
Conductor Pinchas Steinberg
Director Claus Viller
Executive producer Heidelinde Rudy
Host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
Interval act Julian Rachlin
Number of entries 18 (5 qualified)
Debuting countries
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None
Winning song

The Eurovision Young Musicians 1990 was the fifth edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, held at Musikverein in Vienna, Austria on 29 May 1990.[1] Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), musicians from five countries participated in the televised final. A total of eighteen countries took part in the competition. All participants performed a classical piece of their choice accompanied by the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pinchas Steinberg.[1] Greece and Portugal made their début at the 1990 contest.[1]

The non-qualified countries were Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia. The semifinal took place on 21 May, 8 days before the final.[1] Niek van Oosterum of the Netherlands won the contest.[2]


Musikverein, Austria. Venue of the Eurovision Young Musicians 1990.

The Musikverein (also known as the "Wiener Musikverein") a concert hall in Vienna, Austria, was the host venue for the 1990 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians.[1] It is the home to the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra.

The "Great Hall" (Großer Saal) due to its highly regarded acoustics is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, along with Berlin's Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Boston's Symphony Hall.[3] None of these halls was built in the modern era with the application of acoustics science and all share a long, tall, and narrow shoebox shape.

The Großer Musikvereinssaal, or Goldener Saal (Golden Hall), is about 49 m (161 ft) long, 19 m (62 ft) wide, and 18 m (59 ft) high. It has 1,744 seats and standing room for 300. The Skandalkonzert of 1913 was given there, and it is the venue for the annual Vienna New Year's Concert.


Gerhard Toetschinger was the host of the 1990 contest.[1]


Preliminary round[edit]

A total of eighteen countries took part in the preliminary round of the 1990 contest, of which five qualified to the televised grand final. The following countries failed to qualify.[1]


Niek van Oosterum of the Netherlands won the contest. The placing results of the remaining participants is unknown and never made public by the European Broadcasting Union.[2]

Draw Country Performer Instrument Piece Result
01  Netherlands Niek van Oosterum Piano Concert for Piano and Orchestra a-minor op. 16, 1 Mov. by Edvard Grieg 1
02  Austria Christine Heeger Piano Concert for Piano and Orchestra num. 2, A-major by Franz Liszt -
03  Belgium Christophe Delporte Accordion Concert for Accordion and Orchestra B-Major, 2 and 1 mov. by Nikolai Chaikin -
04  West Germany Koh Gabriel Kameda Violin Concert for Violin and Orchestra, D-Major, op. 77, 1 mov. by Johannes Brahms -
05  France Anne Gastinel Cello Concert for Cello and Orchestra, H-Minor, op. 104, 1 mov. by Antonin Dvorak -

Jury members[edit]

The jury members consisted of the following:[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Eurovision Young Musicians 1988: About the show". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Eurovision Young Musicians 1988: Participants". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Long, Marshall, "What is So Special About Shoebox Halls? Envelopment, Envelopment, Envelopment", Acoustics Today, April 2009, pp. 21–25.

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