The 18th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians has just come to an end with Łukasz Dyczko from Poland being awarded with the first prize of the competition.
A total of 11 countries have competed at today’s concert:
- Hungary: Roland Attila Jakab (Violin) – Zigeunerweisen op. 20, no. 1 (Pablo de Sarasate)
- Malta: Dmitry Ishkhanov (Piano) – Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 50, Allegro Molto (Dmitry Kabalevsky)
- Austria: Dominik Wagner (Double bass) – Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Allegro with cadenza (Serge Koussevitzky)
- Poland: Łukasz Dyczko (Saxophone) – Rhapsody pour Saxophone alto (André Waignein)
- Sweden: Eliot Nordqvist (Piano) – Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 22, Andante sostenuto (Camille Saint-Saëns)
- Slovenia: Zala Vidic (Cello) – Rococo Variations, VI: Andante, VII e coda: Allegro Vivo (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
- Croatia: Marko Martinović (Tamburica) Meditationen from the Opera Thaïs (Jules Massenet)
- San Marino: Francesco Stefanelli (Cello) Cello Concerto Nr. 1, Allegretto (Dmitri Shostakovich)
- Germany: Raul Maria Dignola (Horn) – Horn Concerto no. 2, Allegro Maestoso (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- Czech Republic: Robert Bílý (Piano) – Piano Concerto, op. 38, Allegro Molto (Samuel Barber)
- Norway: Ludvig Gudim (Violin) Carmen Fantasie (Franz Waxman)
All contestants performed on the big stage accompanied by the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Clemens Schuldt.
The winner was decided by a professional jury panel made up of professional musicians and experts Julian Rachlin (Chairman), Jonathan Cohen, Tine Thing Helseth, Andreas Martin Hofmeir and Alice Sara Ott. The jurors also provided the contestants with comments on their performances and, as in Junior Eurovision, special prizes were awarded to the second (Czech Republic) and third (Austria) placed participants.
Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 was hosted by Daniel Hope & Tamina Kallert live from Cologne’s Roncalliplatz (Germany).