Exclusive: Pia Strauss Confirmed As Semifinal Host

Exclusive: Pia Strauss Confirmed As Semifinal Host
Pia Strauss (Courtesy:

The organisers of Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 are pleased to confirm the first host for this year’s competition, which will be held in Vienna in May.

Pia Strauss will host the semifinal of this year’s Eurovision Young Musicians, which starts on Saturday 5 May and will be broadcast online via

Born in born in Carinthia (Kärnten), Austria, Pia trained as an actor, singer and dancer after which she graduated with a diploma from the State board of Musical Theatre from the Performing Arts Studios Vienna. Her studies took her abroad to countries such as Germany, Italy and Slovenia, but she was to venture further afield.

Pia decided to expand her horizons and moved to New York, a city that she had loved since she was a child, where she studied for a Two-year Certificate Programe at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. She was recently seen in the TV pilot “Nowhere Else” and on stage in Michael Ryan's “Evening land”.

Stay tuned to for news of the final host next week!

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