Promoting the Top Young Performers

Artists featured in the 2022-2023 Euroradio Top Young Performers Series.
Artists featured in the 2022-2023 Euroradio Top Young Performers Series

For the second time, a curated series of the Euroradio Season devoted to Top Young Performers ranks among our initiatives to support emerging musical talents around the world. Aiming to increase their prominence, this offering features a promising selection of up-and-coming performers – most of whom are under 30 – at the start of their international careers. All of them have been meticulously selected by an EBU radio organizations experts’ group to ensure a high-quality proposition. The series is available in MUS under the reference EURO/2022-2023/TYP/001-016. More details are available in the Euroradio Top Young Performers Series Guidelines.

Emma Bloxham, Editor, BBC Radio 3 and New Generation Artists, Meret Forster, Head of Music, Bavarian Radio and Co-Artistic Director, ARD International Music Competition, and Marjolein Lever, Project Leader & Chief Editor Young Classical Talent, AVROTROS/NPO Radio 4, are co-curators of the Euroradio Top Young Performers Series.

Emma Bloxham said: “It’s been a real privilege listening to and finding out more about some of these fantastic young musicians. There’s so much young talent out there, and wonderful that the EBU is able to offer this platform to some of the real stars of the future. Happy listening!”

Meret Forster said: “Offering young talented musicians a media stage is not only a great pleasure for me, but also an important investment in the future of our musical life. The selected concerts arouse curiosity about very different personalities. Let‘s be surprised! ”

Marjolein Lever said: “A musician's career stands or falls on being heard by the public. The musicians selected for the Euroradio Top Young Performers Series are all artists who show an enormous dose of musicality and virtuosity and who are on the threshold of an international career. To be heard through the EBU on classical radio stations across Europe is a unique opportunity that is of immense value to the musicians' careers.”

Other Members’ Selection offers featuring the ECHO series are annually released, as well as ad hoc offers from all EBU radio organizations.

All of these young artists look forward to being broadcast around the world, with your help!

Musicians featured in the 2022-2023 Euroradio Top Young Performers Series

Santiago Cañón-Valencia, cello – BBC
Bryan Cheng, cello – Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Pascal Deuber, horn – Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Lucille Dollat, organ – Radio France
María Dueñas, violin – RTVE (Spain)
Jonathan Fournel, piano – Saarländischer Rundfunk (ARD)
Zlatomir Fung, cello – BBC
Manon Galy, violin – Lithuanian Radio
Giorgi Gigashvili, piano – Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Samuel Hasselhorn, baritone – RTBF (Belgium)
Maria Ioudenitch, violin – Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Emanuil Ivanov, piano – BNR (Bulgaria)
Marcel Johannes Kits, cello – Estonian Public Broadcasting
Rik Kuppen, piano – NPO (Netherlands)
Jonathan Leibovitz, clarinet – SWR (ARD)
Yoav Levanon, piano – Radio France
Lionel Martin, cello – SWR (ARD)
Jelmer de Moed, clarinet – NPO (Netherlands)
Selina Ott, trumpet – Saarländischer Rundfunk (ARD)
Joost Willemze, harp – NPO (Netherlands)
Yang Yang Cai, piano – NPO (Netherlands)

List of scheduled broadcasts

Programmes and initiatives to support promising young musicians

This report presents a non-exhaustive list of initiatives and programmes produced by EBU Members and Associate radio organizations to support and promote young performers. Have a look at these diverse and inspiring radio projects!



Target age
Maximum +/-30

Proposed by
Euroradio Classical Music Group

Participating Broadcasters
Euroradio Members, Associates and Approved Participants

Contact detail

Mireia Pacareu Fauquier
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Classical Music
+41 22 717 2986
Elana Solomon
Content Coordinator, Classical Music
+44 75 53 14 29 14