Eurovision Young Musicians



When produced in the UK:

Humphrey Burton (1982)


British commentators:

Humphrey Burton (1984-94)

Sarah Walker (1996)

Stephanie Hughes (1998-2004)

Howard Goodall (2006)

Nicola Loud (2008)

Clemency Burton-Hill (2010)


BBC2, 11 May 1982 - 2006

BBC4, 2008 - 2010


A pan-European version of the BBC's Young Musician of the Year contest. All the national performers play in semi-finals, with the best amongst them progressing to the grand final a week later. Most, but not all, of the competing countries stage televised national heats. Competitors are 25 or younger. The winners are awarded prizes to benefit their future professional careers.


11 May 1982Manchester, Great BritainMarkus PawlinGermanyPiano
22 May 1984Geneva, SwitzerlandIsabelle Van KeulenNetherlandsViolin
27 May 1986Copenhagen, DenmarkSandrine LazardesFrancePiano
31 May 1988Amsterdam, NetherlandsJulian RachlinAustriaViolin
29 May 1990Vienna, AustriaNick Van OostrumNetherlandsPiano
9 June 1992Brussels, BelgiumBartlomiej NiziolPolandViolin
14 June 1994Warsaw, PolandNatalie CleinGreat Britain'Cello
12 June 1996Lisbon, PortugalJulia FischerGermanyViolin
4 June 1998Vienna, AustriaLidia BaichAustriaViolin
15 June 2000Bergen, NorwayStanislaw DrzewieckiPolandPiano
19 June 2002Berlin, GermanyDalibor KarvayAustriaViolin
27 May 2004Lucerne, SwitzerlandAlexandra SoummAustriaViolin
13 May 2006Vienna, AustriaAndreas BrantelidSweden'Cello
9 May 2008Vienna, AustriaDionysios GrammenosGreeceClarinet
14 May 2010Vienna, AustriaEva-Nina KozmusSloveniaFlute
11 May 2012Vienna, AustriaEivind Holtsmark RingstadNorwayViola
31 May 2014Cologne, GermanyZiyu HeAustriaViolin


Based on the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition.

Web links

Official site

See also

Young Musician of the Year

Eurovision Young Dancers

Weaver's Week review (2008)


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