Eurovision Young Musicians

Eurovision Young Musicians
Ivan Bessonov, winner of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh

France Télévisions will host the 20th edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians on 23 July 2022. 

The event will be produced in partnership with the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier and Radio France.  The Grand Final of the event for talented young classical musicians, aged between 12 and 21 will be broadcast live on Saturday 23 July from the Festival Radio France Occitanie in Montpellier. 

Russia's Ivan Bessonov won the last edition of Eurovision Young Musicians in August 2018 at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

The 19th edition was broadcast by EBU Members in 18 participating countries, 12 of them live.

2018’s competition saw the return of a semi-final elimination round, which took the form of public chamber recitals (Festival Theatre Studio) by all contestants on 18-19 August, with all recitals produced by BBC Radio 3 for distribution to the Euroradio network (as well as via webstream).

Ivan performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1, 3rd movement. He received a custom-made engraved trophy, EUR 7,000 and a chance to perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a forthcoming season. The runner-up, violinist Nikola Pajanović, from Slovenia received a EUR 3,000 prize.

Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 was produced by the European Broadcasting Union in partnership with the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival and hosted by BBC Radio 3, BBC Scotland and BBC Arts Digital.

More about the event

The contest has been held every two years since 1982. It is an international classical music event aimed at offering the broadest possible stage to talented young classical musicians and helping them embark on an international career. Previous winners of the Eurovision Young Musicians competition have gone on to enjoy huge success on the world-stage, and include Julian Rachlin (violin), Natalie Clein (cello) and Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (viola).

The first Eurovision Young Musicians (EYM) was held in Manchester (UK) on 11 June 1982. Since then it has been held six times in Vienna, twice in Cologne and Switzerland (Geneva, Lucerne) and once each in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Warsaw, Lisbon, Bergen and Berlin. 




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Live Event Date: Saturday, 23 Jul 2022 at 21:00 CET

Proposed by
France Télévisions

Production Company
Morgane Production

Participating Broadcasters
FTV (France - Lead), HRT (Croatia), NRK (Norway), ORF (Austria), RTBF (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), TVP (Poland), WDR (Germany), CTV (Czech Republic)

Radio France, Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

Contact detail

Amélie Rossignol-Farjon
Senior Project Manager
+41 22 717 2422