Eurovision Young Musicians



Produced in the UK in these years:

Humphrey Burton (1982)

Petroc Trelawny (2018)

Josie d'Arby (2018 final)


Humphrey Burton (1984-94)
Sarah Walker (1996)
Stephanie Hughes (1998-2004)
Howard Goodall (2006)
Nicola Loud (2008)
Clemency Burton-Hill (2010)


BBC2, 11 May 1982 to 13 July 2002

BBC Four, 31 May 2004 to 21 May 2010

BBC Radio 3, 18 to 24 August 2018

BBC Two Scotland and BBC Red Button, 23 August 2018


A pan-European version of the BBC's Young Musician of the Year contest. All the national performers play in semi-finals, with the best amongst them progressing to the grand final a week later. Most, but not all, of the competing countries stage televised national heats. Competitors are 25 or younger. The winners are awarded prizes to benefit their future professional careers.


All champions are listed, though the 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2022 contests were not broadcast in the UK.

11 May 1982Manchester, United KingdomMarkus PawlinGermanyPiano
22 May 1984Geneva, SwitzerlandIsabelle Van KeulenNetherlandsViolin
27 May 1986Copenhagen, DenmarkSandrine LazardesFrancePiano
31 May 1988Amsterdam, NetherlandsJulian RachlinAustriaViolin
29 May 1990Vienna, AustriaNick Van OostrumNetherlandsPiano
9 June 1992Brussels, BelgiumBartlomiej NiziolPolandViolin
14 June 1994Warsaw, PolandNatalie CleinUnited Kingdom'Cello
12 June 1996Lisbon, PortugalJulia FischerGermanyViolin
4 June 1998Vienna, AustriaLidia BaichAustriaViolin
15 June 2000Bergen, NorwayStanislaw DrzewieckiPolandPiano
19 June 2002Berlin, GermanyDalibor KarvayAustriaViolin
27 May 2004Lucerne, SwitzerlandAlexandra SoummAustriaViolin
13 May 2006Vienna, AustriaAndreas BrantelidSweden'Cello
9 May 2008Vienna, AustriaDionysios GrammenosGreeceClarinet
14 May 2010Vienna, AustriaEva-Nina KozmusSloveniaFlute
11 May 2012Vienna, AustriaEivind Holtsmark RingstadNorwayViola
31 May 2014Cologne, GermanyZiyu HeAustriaViolin
3 September 2016Cologne, GermanyŁukasz DyczkoPolandSaxophone
23 August 2018Edinburgh, ScotlandIvan BessonovRussiaPiano
23 July 2022Montpellier, FranceDaniel MatejčaCzechiaViolin


Based on the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition.


No Young Musicians was held in 2020 as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Web links

Official site

Wikipedia entry

See also

Young Musician of the Year

Weaver's Week reviews: 2008 and 2018


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