Ziyu He wins!

Ziyu He wins!
Ziyu He - 2014 Winner (Photo: EBU/Elena Volotova)
Cologne, Germany -

Austrian representative Ziyu He has been crowned the winner of Eurovision Young Musicians 2014!

Ziyu was chosen by the five-member professional jury as the winner, after his performance with the violin.

Second place was awarded to Slovenian pianist Urban Stanič, whilst Hungary's cellist Gergely Devich came third.

The show was watched by several thousand people gathered in front of the Cologne Cathedral in the centre of the city. The open-air concert saw 14 participants from all over Europe perform.

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  • Posted on 1 June 2014 at 12:00

    III. (Is this on here a solitary move? I refuse unwaveringly to believe that I am almost the only one who was thrilled by yesterday's vibes. Believe it or not: This is Eurovision - even the best part of it!) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2014 at 11:59

    II. All in all an important and meaningful event, proving that being modern does not necessarily mean having to be stylish (or vice versa). - Preserving and emphasising the most valuable and most noble treasures made for a lifetime, made for eternity, pays always off and is needed anytime. Because music has no expiration date: Listen carefully, inhale the magic and time will lose all meaning.

    To be honest: I find this format of judging with all its relevant expertise much more appropriate than the Hundred Million ESC and its sometimes annoying arbitrariness. But even the young (and real) musicians contest has its drawback - the charming conductor boiled it down (obviously not reflecting if she was in fact in the right place, however): In a competition of such a kind things are being compared that plainly can't be compared. (It's like being offered a cup of tea but preferring a radish.) Nevertheless this year's result is comprehensible, I would say. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2014 at 11:59

    I. The day after I am stunned: So Austria rules anyway? But actually it was not that difficult to predict who would prevail in the end. Since I am a passionate Bartok devotee, however, I have to concede that I am probably biased and so my preferences might have tended to be kind of unfair. And this is no lip service: Everybody did a great job, marvelous instrumental playing and a good mixture of well known classical classics and a couple of new works to discover. So I didn't know any of the two accordion pieces - both of them being lovely, moreover introducing an 11 years old, amazingly mature sounding prodigy. Good Bruch violin concerto performance and a nice and certainly gifted Vivaldi recorder girl - to name but a few. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2014 at 10:00

    It's terrible ! I can't believe it ! :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2014 at 01:15

    Lucky year for Austria. First Conchita, then Ziyu He. Anyway congrats. report to the moderator