Eurovision Young Musicians 2012
Location: Vienna, Austria
Venue: Schubert Hall
Host: Pia Strauss (semi-final) Martin Grubinger (final)
Dates: May 5th, 6th and 11th
The 16th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians saw Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Georgia’s debut, also saw Ukraine’s return to the contest and Cyprus, Romania, Russia, Romania and UK’s withdrawal. This competition is held every two years. The winner of this edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians Contest was Eivind from Norway!
Country | Participant | Instrument | Final | Semifinal
Armenia | Narek Kazazyan | Kanun | 3rd place | Qualified
Austria | Emmanuel Tjeknavorian | Violin | 2nd place | Qualified
Belarus | Alexandra Denisenya | Cimbalom | ? | Qualified
Bosnia & Herzegovina | Naomi Druškić | Piano | XX | Didn’t qualified
Croatia | Katarina Kutnar | Violin | XX | Didn’t qualified
Czech Republic | Michaela Špačková | Bassoon | ? | Qualified
Georgia | Lizi Ramishvili | Cello | XX | Didn’t qualified
Germany | Dominic Chamot | Piano | ? | Qualified
Greece | Fotis Zacharias | Clarinet | XX | Didn’t qualified
Norway | Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad | Viola | 1st place | Qualified
Poland | Jagoda Krzemińska | Flute | 4th place | Qualified
Slovenia | Blaž Šparovec | Clarinet | XX | Didn’t qualified
The Netherlands | Ella van Poucke | Cello | XX | Didn’t qualified
Ukraine | Bohdan Ivasyk | Violin | XX | Didn’t qualified
About the Host Country: Austria
Modern-day Austria occupies 83,855 square kilometres and stretches from Vienna and the borders with the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary in the East all the way to Bregenz and the Swiss border in the West.
It is divided into eight states (Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol and Vorarlberg) and one ‘City-State’ (Vienna), with each state having its own respective capital and traditions.
From 1867 until the start of the First World War, Austria was part of a dual-sovereignty agreement comprising of itself, the Austrian Empire, and the Kingdom of Hungary. It’s multi-cultural heritage can be traced all the way back to this time, as the Austro-Hungarian Empire not only included citizens of Austria and Hungary, but also significant numbers of Croats, Czechs, Poles, Rusyns, Serbs, Slovaks, Slovenes and Ukrainians, as well as large Italian and Romanian communities.
Since the end of the Second World War Austria has been a Federal Parliamentary Republic with the Government sitting in Vienna. The country’s official language is German, although regional dialects are very common throughout the country.