Throwback Thursday: Eurovision Young Musicians in the 10s
Photo by: Elena Volotova (EBU)
Posted 5 July 2018 at 7:21
Today, our Throwback Thursday series ends on a high note, while we look back on the 2010s. Eurovision Young Musicians travelled to Vienna twice, and then to Cologne in 2014 and 2016. This year's edition moves places again and will be held in Edinburgh. Let's dive into the archives one more time!
We looked back on all editions held in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s in recent weeks, and today we will tell you all about the 2010s. Two more competitions were held in Vienna, Austria after the city hosted the event in 2006 and 2008. 2010 was the year for change, when the contest travelled to Germany. And now in 2018, we are heading for Edinburgh. But more on that in the weeks to come. Let's take one last trip down memory lane.
The 15th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians was held in Vienna, Austria in May 2010, during the Vienna Festival. 15 countries participated in the competition, including Belarus which made its début.
The seven top candidates (Belarus, Croatia, Germany, Norway, Poland, Russia and Slovenia) were selected by an international jury to perform live as finalists in the show at the Rathausplatz on 14 May 2010.
Slovenia's Eva Nina Kozmus won the contest, with Norway's Guro Kleven Hagen and Russia's Daniil Trifonov placing second and third respectively.
The 16th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians was again held in Vienna. A total of 14 countries took part in the competition and seven made it to the televised final: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway and Poland.
All participants performed a classical piece of their choice accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cornelius Meister. Five countries did not partake that year (Cyprus, Romania, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom), while Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia made their début.
Norway's Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad won the contest, with Austria's Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Armenia's Narek Kazazyan placing second and third respectively.
Two years later, Eurovision Young Musicians travelled back to Cologne for the 18th edition of the contest. Eleven countries participated in the Grand Final on the 3rd of September 2016.
The candidates were accompanied by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, conducted by Clemens Schuldt. Each of the eleven participants performed a piece up to six minutes in duration, which was judged by a five-person professional jury.
Poland's Łukasz Dyczko won the contest, with Czech Republic's Robert Bílý and Austria's Dominik Wagner placing second and third respectively.
The time has now come to look ahead, to the 19th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians which will take place next month in Edinburgh, Scotland in the United Kingdom on 18, 19 and 23 August 2018. Read everything about the 18 participants here and start getting excited!