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#EYM20: Eurovision Young Musicians – The 1990’s & 2000’s In Brief

Today should have seen the Final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2020, however due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been postponed to an unknown date. Here at Eurovision Ireland, we are looking back at it’s history so far.

1990

The fifth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians took place in Vienna, Austria, in the Musikverein. The fifth edition saw Greece and Portugal make their debut, alongside all sixteen participating countries from 1988.

Vienna saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Niek van Oosterum (The Netherlands/Piano)
  • 2nd – Koh Gabriel Kameda (Germany/Violin)
  • 3rd – Christophe Delporte (Belgium/Accordian)

Austria and France also qualified for the Final in Vienna.

1992

Belgium hosted the sixth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in Cirque Royale, Brussels. While France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden withdrew from the Contest, both Hungary and Poland made their debut.

Brussels saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Bartlomiej Niziol (Poland/Violin)
  • 2nd – Antonio Serrano (Spain/Harmonica)
  • 3rd – Marie Hallynck (Belgium/Cello)

Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom also qualified for the Final in Brussels.

1994

The seventh edition of Eurovision Young Musicians came from Warsaw, Poland, from the Philharmonic Concert Hall. France, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Sweden returned to the line-up, along with seven debuting nations – Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Russia and Slovenia. While Yugoslavia withdrew, this Contest to date has the largest participation list at twenty four countries.

Warsaw saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Natalie Clein (The United Kingdom/Cello)
  • 2nd – Liene Circene (Latvia/Piano)
  • 3rd – Malin Broman (Sweden/Violin)

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary and Switzerland also qualified for the Final in Warsaw.

1996

Portugal hosted the eighth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in the Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon. Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Russia and Sweden withdrew from the Contest.

Lisbon saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Julia Fischer (Germany/Violin)
  • 2nd – Lidia Baich (Austria/Violin)
  • 3rd – Hanna Heinmaa (Estonia/Piano)

France, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Switzerland also qualified for the Final in Lisbon.

1998

The ninth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians took place in Vienna, Austria, in the Konzerthaus. The ninth edition saw Slovakia debut, Croatia and Sweden return, while Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland all withdraw.

Vienna saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Lidia Baich (Austria/Violin)
  • 2nd – Monika Leskovar (Croatia/Cello)
  • 3rd – Adrian Spillet (The United Kingdom/Percussion)

Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden also qualified for the Final in Vienna.

2000

Norway hosted the tenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in Grieg Hall, Bergen. While Croatia, Cyprus and Sweden withdrew from the Contest, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Switzerland all returned.

Bergen saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Stanislaw Drzewiecki (Poland/Piano)
  • 2nd – Timo-Veikko Valve (Finland/Cello)
  • 3rd – Nikolai Tokarev (Russia/Piano)

Austria, France, Hungary, The Netherlands and Norway also qualified for the Final in Bergen.

2002

The eleventh edition of Eurovision Young Musicians came from Berlin, Germany, from the Konzerthaus. Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Italy and Sweden returned to the line-up, along with two debuting nations – Czech Republic and Romania. Belgium, France, Hungary, Ireland, Slovakia and Spain all withdrew from the Contest.

Berlin saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Dalibor Karvay (Austria/Violin)
  • 2nd – Sarah Williamson (The United Kingdom/Clarinet)
  • 3rd – Karmen Pecar (Slovenia/Cello)

Czech Republic, Germany, Greece and Poland also qualified for the Final in Berlin.

2004

Switzerland hosted the twelfth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in Culture and Congress Centre, Lucerne. While Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Latvia all withdrew from the Contest, Belgium returned.

Lucerne saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Alexandra Soumm (Austria/Violin)
  • 2nd – Koryun Asatryan (Germany/Saxophone)
  • 3rd – Dinara Nadzhafova (Russia/Piano)

Estonia, Norway, Poland and Switzerland also qualified for the Final in Lucerne.

2006

The thirteenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians took place in Vienna, Austria, in the Rathausplatz. The first edition saw Bulgaria and Serbia & Montenegro debut, the Czech Republic return, while Estonia and Germany withdrew.

Vienna saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Andreas Brantelid (Sweden/Cello)
  • 2nd – Tine Thing Helseth (Norway/Trumpet)
  • 3rd – Dmitry Mayboroda (Russia/Piano)

Austria, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom also qualified for the Final in Vienna.

2008

Austria hosted the fourteenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in the Rathausplatz, Vienna. While Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Serbia & Montenegro and Switzerland all withdrew from the Contest, both Serbia and Ukraine made their debut, while Germany returned.

Vienna saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Dionysios Grammenos (Greece/Clarinet)
  • 2nd – Roope Grondahl (Finland/Piano)
  • 3rd – Eldbjorg Hemsing (Norway/Violin)

The Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom also qualified for the Final in Vienna.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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