Eurovision Young Musicians

Eurovision Young Musicians celebrated its 40th anniversary at the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier on Saturday 23 July 2022. The event was Produced by Morgane Productions for France Télévisions and involved 9 EBU Members who each brought a talented young classical musician to the show. The competition was won by Czech TV’s violinist Daniel Matejča for a brilliant performance from Shostakovich’s 1st violin concerto.

Daniel received a performance opportunity at the 2023 Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier which will take place between 15-30 July 2023 within the 39th edition of the festival. He will perform in a professional context including a public venue, concert promotion, technical rehearsal, a gross fee of 1000 EUR, as well as travel and accommodation costs. 

The second place prize went to Germany's Philipp Schupelius and the third place prize to Norway's Alma Serafin Kraggerud.

Other candidates included:

  • Croatia, Ivan Petrović-Poljak, Piano
  • France, Maxime Grizard, Cello
  • Poland, Milena Pioruńska, Violin
  • Austria, Alexander Svetnitsky-Ehrenreich, Clarinet
  • Belgium, Thaïs Defoort, Cello
  • Sweden, Lukas Flink, Trombone

This year’s professional Jury,  selected by France Télévisions and the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, consisted of :

  • Chair:  Müza Rubackyté  (Pianist)
  • Tedi Papavrami (Violonist)
  • Jean-Pierre Rousseau (Director of the Festival Radio France Occitanie)
  • Nora Cismondi (Oboist)
  • Christian-Pierre La Marca (Cellist)

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.

Details

Format

Genre

Target age
Generalist

Language
French/English

Year of production
2022

Delivery
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)

Partners
Radio France, Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

Contact detail

Amélie Rossignol-Farjon
Senior Project Manager
+41 22 717 2422
rossignol@ebu.ch
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