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Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 (Final)
Artist Urban Stanič
Final piece Grande polonaise brillante, op. 22 E-flat major by Fryderyk Chopin
Semi final pieces
  • Sonata/Capriccio K20, E - Major by Domenico Scarlatti
  • Paraphrase de concert S. 434 by Franz Liszt
  • Suggestion diabolique, op.4 by Sergej Prokofjev
Country Slovenia
Broadcaster RTVSLO

Results

# Contest Participant Instrument Pieces Place
05 Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 (Final)
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Urban Stanič Piano Grande polonaise brillante, op. 22 E-flat major by Fryderyk Chopin 02

About Urban Stanič

Pianist Urban Stanič was born in 1996 in the Slovene capital, Ljubljana. When he was only three years old, he was enrolled at the Intermezzo Centre for Music education and began piano lessons.

Fast forward to the present day, and Urban Stanič is currently a third year piano student in Professor Lidija Malahotky Haas' class, and a third year student at the Bežigrad High School in his home city. Urban has additionally honed his piano skills by attending numerous piano courses, as well as the summer schools of Professors Igor Laszko, Konstantin Bogin and Claudio Martinez Mehner respectively.

Urban has performed with the Conservatoire for Music and Ballet Orchestra under the baton of Živa Ploj Peršuh, where he played Concertino for piano and string by L. M. Škerjanec. Urban also performed a solo concert, where he performed pieces by Scarlatti, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt (Ob klavirju - By the Piano, Slovene Piano Days Epta 2013).

Urban has already won several awards in domestic and international piano contests, including: first prize and also first place at the international piano contest in Povoletto, Italy in 2011, 2012 and 2013); fourth place at the "Chopin's Golden Ring" competition in Radovljica, Slovenia; and first prize at the 2012 Zlatko Grgošević International Contest in Zagreb, Croatia. He received a silver citation at the Young Slovene Musicians contest in 2010, before receiving the golden citation and first prize in 2013.

Outside of music, Urban has also excelled in other fields as well - becoming national chess champion in 2007, and a multiple national champion in mathematics and logic respectively.