Eurovision Young Musicians 2006
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|Eurovision Young Musicians 2006|
|Semi-final 1||7 May 2006|
|Semi-final 2||8 May 2006|
|Final||12 May 2006|
|Venue||Rathausplatz, Vienna, Austria|
|Presenter(s)||Schallbert "Sillety" Gilet|
|Directed by||Heidelinde Haschek|
|Host broadcaster||Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)|
|Interval act||Performance of several Mozart pieces by the host, and other invited artists|
|Number of entries||18 (7 qualified)|
|Debuting countries|| Bulgaria|
Serbia and Montenegro
|Returning countries||Czech Republic|
|Non-returning countries|| Estonia|
|Voting system||Jury voting|
|Winning musician|| Sweden|
The Eurovision Young Musicians 2006 was the thirteenth edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, held at the Rathausplatz in Vienna, Austria on 12 May 2006. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), musicians from seven countries participated in the televised final. This was the first time that the competition was held on an open air stage and was the beginning of the annual Vienna Festival. Austria and broadcaster ORF previously hosted the contest in 1990 and 1998.
A total of eighteen countries took part in the competition therefore a semi-final was held at the Vienna Konzerthaus on 7 and 8 May 2006. All participants performed a classical piece of their choice accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Arming. The young musicians could not be older than 19 and their performance during the final could not be longer than 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Bulgaria and Serbia and Montenegro made their début while Czech Republic returned. Two countries withdrew to the contest, they were Estonia and Germany.
Rathausplatz, a square outside the Wiener Rathaus city hall of Vienna, was the host location for the 2006 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians final. The Konzerthaus, a concert hall in Vienna, Austria, hosted the semi-final round. The Konzerthaus previously hosted the contest in 1998.
Schallbert "Sillety" Gilet was the host of the 2006 contest.
A total of eighteen countries took part in the semi-final round of the 2006 contest, of which seven qualified to the televised grand final.
Part 1 (7 May)
|Belgium||Ilia Laporev||Cello||Failed to qualify|
|Bulgaria||Ivan Szvetozarevo Gerasimov||Bassoon||Failed to qualify|
|Cyprus||Jórgosz Mánnurisz||Piano||Failed to qualify|
|Greece||Jónian-Ilia Kadesa||Violin||Failed to qualify|
|Croatia||Varga Zita||Cello||Failed to qualify|
|Norway||Tine Thing Helseth||Trumpet||Qualified|
|Romania||Alina Elena Bercu||Piano||Qualified|
|Serbia and Montenegro||Marija Godjrvač||Piano||Failed to qualify|
|United Kingdom||Jennifer Pike||Violin||Qualified|
Part 2 (8 May)
|Finland||Visa Sippola||Piano||Failed to qualify|
|Netherlands||Kate Sebring||Piano||Failed to qualify|
|Poland||Jacek Kortus||Piano||Failed to qualify|
|Slovenia||Luka Šulič||Cello||Failed to qualify|
|Czech Republic||Markéta Janoušková||Violin||Failed to qualify|
Due to the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the pieces performed by the finalists were restricted to Mozart or pieces from his contemporaries. Awards were given to the top three countries. The table below highlights these using gold, silver, and bronze. The placing results of the remaining participants is unknown and never made public by the European Broadcasting Union.
|01||Romania||Alina Elena Bercu||Piano||Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, KV 503, 1st movement by W.A. Mozart||-|
|02||Switzerland||Simone Sommerhalder||Oboe||Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, KV 314, 1st movement by W.A. Mozart||-|
|03||United Kingdom||Jennifer Pike||Violin||Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, KV 216, 2nd movement by W.A. Mozart||-|
|04||Norway||Tine Thing Helseth||Trumpet||Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, 1st movement by J. Haydn||2|
|05||Sweden||Andreas Brantelid||Cello||Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, 1st movement by J. Haydn||1|
|06||Austria||Daniela Koch||Flute||Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, KV 314, 1st movement by W.A. Mozart||-|
|07||Russia||Dmitry Mayboroda||Piano||Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, KV 467 3rd movement by W.A. Mozart||3|
The jury members consisted of the following:
- Austria (ORF)
- Belgium (RTBF, VRT)
- Bulgaria (BNT)
- Croatia (HRT)
- Cyprus (CyBC)
- Czech Republic (ČT)
- Finland (Yle)
- Greece (ERT)
- Netherlands (NPS)
- Norway (NRK)
- Poland (TVP)
- Romania (TVR Cultural)
- Russia (KTVC)
- Serbia and Montenegro (RTS, RTCG)
- Slovenia (RTVSLO)
- Sweden (SVT)
- Switzerland (SF, TSI, TSR)
- United Kingdom (BBC)
- "Eurovision Young Musicians 2006: About the show". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- "Eurovision Young Musicians 2006: Participants". youngmusicians.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- "EBU.CH :: 2006_05_15_eurovision". EBU. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2018.