Last weekend, another ‘Eurovision’ event took place. This was the twelfth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, which took place in Montpellier in France, where 9 countries competed in this year’s edition. Out of the competing countries, Daniel Matejča of the Czech Republic won.
This is Czech Republic’s first win in a Eurovision event
Daniel Matejča’s win on this year’s Eurovision Young Musician, saw the nation score their first win in a Eurovision event, with their best result being in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, where they placed 6th with Mikolas Josef and “Lie To Me”. The other performers during the competition and the piece(s) that they performed were as follows:
|1||Croatia||Ivan Petrović-Poljak||Piano||Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat minor by F. Liszt||–|
|2||France||Maxime Grizard||Cello||Concerto for cello by A. Dvořák||–|
|3||Poland||Milena Pioruńska||Violin||Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor by H. Wieniawski||–|
|4||Germany||Philipp Schupelius||Cello||Pezzo Capriccioso op.62 by P.I. Tchaikovsky||2nd|
|5||Austria||Alexander Svetnitsky-Ehrenreich||Clarinet||3rd mvt from Concerto No. 2 for clarinet in E flat major by C.M. von Weber||–|
|6||Norway||Alma Serafin Kraggerud||Violin||Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso op.28 by C. Saint-Saëns||3rd|
|7||Belgium||Thaïs Defoort||Cello||1st mvt from Cello concerto in E minor op.85 by E. Elgar||–|
|8||Sweden||Lukas Flink||Trombone||1st mvt from Trombone Concerto by H. Tomasi||–|
|9||Czech Republic||Daniel Matejča||Violin||3rd and 4th mvt Violin Concerto No. 1 by D. Shostakovich||1st|
The professional jury who oversaw the competing artists and their performances were:
- Chair: Müza Rubackyté (Pianist)
- Tedi Papavrami (Violonist)
- Jean-Pierre Rousseau (Director of the Festival Radio France Occitanie)
- Nora Cismondi (Oboist)
- Christian-Pierre La Marca (Cellist)
After winning this year’s Eurovision Young Musician, Daniel received an opportunity to perform at the 39th edition of the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier which will take place between the 15th-30th July in 2023, where he will perform in a professional context.
The team at ‘That Eurovision Site’ would like to congratulate Daniel and the Czech delegation on their win in the twelfth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians.
News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Farouk Vallette