Vienna 2012

Eurovision Young Musicians 2012

Location: Vienna, Austria

Venue: Schubert Hall

Host: Pia Strauss (semi-final) Martin Grubinger (final)

Winner: Norway

Participants: 14

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!

Participating Countries:

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

Situated in the heart of Europe, along the Alps, and at not lower than 500 meters above sea-level, Austria has a long history dating back to the 17th century through the Habsburg dynasty.

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.

Link: Young Dancer’s Official Website!


One comment on “Vienna 2012

  1. Well, what if Austria-Hungary still existed? Just think about how their national final for Eurovision would look like. I think Evropesma 2006 would be a smooth summer breeze in comparison with that hurricane it would cause if there was any sort of “cheeting” in that final…

    I love the Central European countries. Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia belongs to my favourite countries (though rarely in ESC – one can’t be best in everything, huh?). 😛

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