Eurovision Young Musicians: 3 judges known so far!

The Eurovision Young Musicians Contest is really close, and so far, 3 juries have been revealed!

Get to know them!

Franz Bartolomey 

Born in Vienna, Franz Bartolomey studied at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under Prof. Richard Krotschak and privately under Prof. Emanuel Brabec. Over his long and distinguished career he has been awarded numerous prizes, including in international competitions in Budapest 1963, Moscow 1966 and Vienna 1967.

Franz Bartolomey is the principal cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bartolomey name has been synonymous with the them for three generations, with his grandfather having been solo clarinettist and his father a violinist). Several television, radio and CD recordings document Franz Bartolomey’s work, and he has also recorded for NAXOS and BMG. Since 2004 Franz has also been the principal Cellist of the Luzern Festival Orchestra under Claudio Abbado.

Radek Baburak

Radek Baborak is one of the most exceptional horn players, winner of ARD Munich, Geneve and many other international competitions and a former principal horn player for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since 1996 Radek has been a key member of the A_atus Quintet with whom he won his second ARD prize, and in the meanwhile started his own Radek Baborak Ensemble (consisting of the horn and a string quartet). In the year 2000 Baborak became the principal horn player with the Berlin Philharmonic, with whom he played as the soloist at the Salzburg Easter Festival. . As a soloist he still performs with the Berlin Baroque Orchestra, and remains a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet.

Carol McGonnell 

Carol has performed in the inaugural concert of the Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and appeared in the Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and has also performed as a soloist in numerous orchestras around the world and ensembles including Ensemble Modern, Camerata Pacifica, the Zankel Band of Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert.

She is artistic director of Music for Museums, in association with the National Gallery of Ireland, and involving Museums such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner in Boston, J.P. Getty in LA and the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. Carol has been on faculty at the French American Academy at Fontainebleau and the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School of Music.

More juries are expected to be announced during the upcoming days, stay tuned for more information of Young Musicians!


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