Eurovision Young Musicians 1988

Location The Netherlands
Host Broadcaster NOS
Venue Concertgebouw
Host(s) Martine Bijl
Participants 6
Voting method jury voting,
Jury President Roberto Benzi
Executive Producer Denise Kröner
Conductor Sergiu Comissiona
TV Director Klaas Rusticus
Interval Act A film about the week of the participants in the Netherlands

Programme Book

Cologne 2016

Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 took place in Cologne, Germany, on 3 September at the Roncalliplatz. You can re-watch the show here.

Host City | Venues | Participants | Competition Format | Host Broadcaster | Steering Group


# Representing country Participant Instrument Piece Place
01 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Jan Söderblom Violin Concerto for violin and orchestra no.5 in A, KV 219 by W. A. Mozart -
02 United Kingdom
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David Pyatt Horn Concerto for French horn and orchestra no.1 in E flat, op.11 by R. Strauss -
03 Italy
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Domenico Nordio Violin Concerto for violin and orchestra in d, op.47 by J. Sibelius 03
04 Germany
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Nikolai Schneider Cello Concerto for cello and orchestra no.1 in a, op.33 by C. Saint-Saëns -
05 Austria
Flag of AustriaORF
Julian Rachlin Violin Concerto for violin and orchestra in d, op.22 by H. Wieniawski 01
06 Norway
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Leif Ove Andsnes Piano Concerto for piano and orchestra no.3 in C, op.26 by S. Prokofiev 02

About the show

The 4th edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians competition took place at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) on May 31, 1988.

A total of 16 countries took part in the competition but only 6 made it to the final. The disqualified countries were Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Cyprus, Ireland, Sweden, France, Spain, The Netherlands and Yugoslavia. For the second year in a row, the host country did not qualify for the final. The semifinal took place on May 27, just 4 days before the Final.

It was the first time that boxes for the commentators were set in the venue so the transmission and the venue had a very special guest: Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.

All participants had to be younger than 19 and had to perform a classical piece of their choice accompained by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Sergiu Comissiona.

The jury consisted of:

  • Roberto Benzi (December 12, 1937) - Italy as President of the Jury
  • Marco Riaskoff - The Netherlands
  • Pascal Rogé (April 6, 1951) - France
  • Anette Faaborg (1942) - Denmark (who hosted the 1986 Young Musicians)
  • Herman Krebbers (June 18, 1923) - The Netherlands
  • William Pleeth (January 12, 1916 - April 6, 1999) - United Kingdom
  • Sören Hermansson - Sweden
  • Osmo Vänskä (February 28, 1953) - Finland
  • Elmar Weingarten (February 20, 1942) - Germany