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Amsterdam 1988

Amsterdam 1988

Amsterdam 1988

The 4th edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians competition took place at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) on May 31, 1988.

A total of 16 countries took part in the competition but only  6 made it to the final. The disqualified countries were Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Cyprus, Ireland, Sweden, France, Spain, The Netherlands and Yugoslavia. For the second year in a row, the host country did not qualify for the final. The semifinal took place on May 27, just 4 days before the Final.

It was the first time that boxes for the commentators were set in the venue so the transmission and the venue had a very special guest: Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.

All participants had to be younger than 19 and had to perform a classical piece of their choice accompained by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Sergiu Comissiona.

The jury consisted of:

  • Roberto Benzi (December 12, 1937) - Italy as President of the Jury
  • Marco Riaskoff - The Netherlands
  • Pascal Rogé (April 6, 1951) - France
  • Anette Faaborg (1942) - Denmark (who hosted the 1986 Young Musicians)
  • Herman Krebbers (June 18, 1923) - The Netherlands
  • William Pleeth (January 12, 1916 - April 6, 1999) - United Kingdom
  • Sören Hermansson - Sweden
  • Osmo Vänskä (February 28, 1953) - Finland
  • Elmar Weingarten (February 20, 1942) - Germany

The show

Final
Tuesday, 31 May, 1988, 20:30
Location
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Host broadcaster
NOS
Presented by
Martine Bijl
Executive Producer
Denise Kröner
EBU Supervisor
Frank Naef
TV Director
Klaas Rusticus
Interval Act
A film about the week of the participants in the Netherlands

The 4th edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians competition took place at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) on May 31, 1988.

A total of 16 countries took part in the competition but only  6 made it to the final. The disqualified countries were Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Cyprus, Ireland, Sweden, France, Spain, The Netherlands and Yugoslavia. For the second year in a row, the host country did not qualify for the final. The semifinal took place on May 27, just 4 days before the Final.

It was the first time that boxes for the commentators were set in the venue so the transmission and the venue had a very special guest: Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.

All participants had to be younger than 19 and had to perform a classical piece of their choice accompained by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Sergiu Comissiona.

The jury consisted of:

  • Roberto Benzi (December 12, 1937) - Italy as President of the Jury
  • Marco Riaskoff - The Netherlands
  • Pascal Rogé (April 6, 1951) - France
  • Anette Faaborg (1942) - Denmark (who hosted the 1986 Young Musicians)
  • Herman Krebbers (June 18, 1923) - The Netherlands
  • William Pleeth (January 12, 1916 - April 6, 1999) - United Kingdom
  • Sören Hermansson - Sweden
  • Osmo Vänskä (February 28, 1953) - Finland
  • Elmar Weingarten (February 20, 1942) - Germany

The show

Final
Tuesday, 31 May, 1988, 20:30
Location
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Host broadcaster
NOS
Presented by
Martine Bijl
Executive Producer
Denise Kröner
EBU Supervisor
Frank Naef
TV Director
Klaas Rusticus
Interval Act
A film about the week of the participants in the Netherlands

The contest

Number of participants
6
Winner