Post by worldidols on Sept 3, 2016 9:24:55 GMT
Eurovision Young Musicians 2016
The Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 will be the eighteenth edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians contest, which is scheduled to take place on 3 September 2016, outside the Cologne Cathedral, in Cologne, Germany. For a second consecutive time, German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) will be the host broadcaster for the event, with Daniel Hope and Tamina Kallert being the presenters for the show. Musicians representing eleven countries with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) membership, will be taking part in the contest, with San Marino making their debut, while Greece, Moldova, Netherlands, and Portugal withdraw from participation. The candidates will be accompanied by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, conducted by Clemens Schuldt. A five-person jury will decide which of the participants will be awarded with the top-three prizes.
Two cities were interested in hosting the 2016 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, Budapest and Cologne. Following the bid presentations to the contest's Steering Group members, representatives of Norwegian broadcaster Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Dutch broadcaster Omroep NTR (NTR) and Slovenian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) decided to award the hosting of the 2016 contest to Cologne and the German broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).
It was announced on 9 December 2014, that the 2016 contest will take place at the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany on 3 September 2016. This will be the second consecutive time that the German city have hosted the Young Musicians, with the last being the Eurovision Young Musicians 2014. It will also be the third time that Germany have been the host nation, with their first in Berlin for the Eurovision Young Musicians 2002.
Each of the eleven participants will perform a piece of up to six minutes in length, which will be judged by a five-person professional jury. Jurors will comment on the performances after each participant has finished their piece, adding to the interaction during the show. After all of the performances, the jury will award points to each participant, with the total scores being used to decide the winner. Prizes were be awarded to the first, second, and third placed participants.
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, conducted by Clemens Schuldt, will accompany each of the eleven the participating musicians during their performances.
On 28 April 2016 it was announced by the EBU and host broadcaster WDR that Daniel Hope and Tamina Kallert would be the presenters for the eighteenth edition of the Young Musicians contest. Hope is better known as a British classical violinist who is of German descent, won the prize for young British classical performer of the year at the Classical BRIT awards in 2004. and more recently was awarded the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, presented at the Dresden Frauenkirche in October 2015. Kallert started her career with WDR in 1995 as a television host for the German broadcaster, and has presented programmes including the German travel show, Wunderschön!
The list of jury members are as follows:
Alice Sara Ott – German-Japanese pianist and winner of the 2010 Echo Klassik Young Artist of the Year.
Andreas Martin Hofmeir – Austrian tubist and winner of the 2013 Echo Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year. Also wrote the song "Nackert" performed by LaBrassBanda which finished in second place at Unser Song für Malmö, the national selection programme for Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Jonathan Cohen – Artistic Director and founder of the British early music ensemble Arcangelo.
Julian Rachlin – Winner of the Eurovision Young Musicians 1988 representing Austria.
Tine Thing Helseth – Runner-up at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2006 representing Norway, and winner of the 2013 Echo Klassik Young Artist of the Year.
The following countries have expressed their provisional interest for participation in the 2016 contest. The semi final elimination stage of the contest will return this year, with the first semi final taking place on 28 August 2016 and the second on 29 August, the final will take place on 3 September 2016. However the semi-finals were later removed due to the low number of participating countries.
This year, only 11 countries will participate in the contest, equalling the number of countries that participated in 1992. San Marino will make their debut at the Eurovision Young Musicians. Greece, Moldova, Netherlands and Portugal withdrew from this year's competition.
The Grand Final will be held on 3 September 2016.
Roland Attila Jakab Violin
Zigeunerweisen op. 20, no. 1 by Pablo de Sarasate
Dmitry Ishkhanov - Piano
Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 50, Allegro Molto by Dmitry Kabalevsky
Dominik Wagner - Double bass
Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Allegro with cadenza by Serge Koussevitzky
Łukasz Dyczko - Saxophone
Rhapsody pour Saxophone alto by André Waignein
Eliot Nordqvist - Piano
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 22, Andante sostenuto by Camille Saint-Saëns
Zala Vidic - Cello
Rococo Variations, VI: Andante, VII e coda: Allegro Vivo by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Marko Martinović - Tamburica
Meditationen (from the Opera Thaïs) by Jules Massenet
08 San Marino
Francesco Stefanelli - Cello
Cello Concerto Nr. 1, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Raul Maria Dignola - Horn
Horn Concerto no. 2, Allegro Maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
10 Czech Republic
Robert Bílý - Piano
Piano Concerto, op. 38, Allegro Molto by Samuel Barber
Ludvig Gudim - Violin
Carmen Fantasie by Franz Waxman
www.youngmusicians.tv/webtv/future (web-tv 1)
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