Last night, the biannual competition Eurovision Young Musicians took place in Cologne in Germany, where 11 acts took to the stage to perform their pieces. Poland’s representative Łukasz Dyczko was chosen by the professional jury as the winner!
Łukasz Dyczko performed Waignein’s Rhapsody pour Saxophone alto. The participants were backed by the WDR Orchestra, creating an incredible sound for the thousands gathered to watch in front of the Cologne Cathedral. Although the backdrop added to the sophistication of the event, it was the young musicians who were the stars of the show.
The Polish representative and winner was awarded 10,000 Euros, while the second place Robert Bílý from the Czech Republic was awarded 7000 Euros, and third place Dominik Wagner receiving 3000 Euros.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events stated, ‘the Eurovision Young Musicians competition is an excellent platform for public service broadcasters to encourage young talent in classical music, and give the participants an opportunity to be seen on an international stage. Previous winners have enjoyed great success in the classical world and we wish the same for Łukasz’
Below, we’ve linked the top 3 performances, however all performances can be found on the Eurovision Young Musicians Youtube page.