The Eurovision Young Musicians 1986 was the third edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, held at the Koncerthuset, in Copenhagen, Denmark on 27 May 1986. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR), musicians from five countries participated in the televised final. Despite the contest being held in Copenhagen, host country Denmark failed to qualify for the final alongside Germany, Austria, Israel, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Netherlands and Italy. The participant artists could not be older than 19 by the time of the contest. The finalists were all accompanied by the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Hans Graf.
|Eurovision Young Musicians 1986|
|Semi-final 1||22 May 1986|
|Semi-final 2||23 May 1986|
|Final||27 May 1986|
|Venue||Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Musical director||Hans Graf|
|Directed by||Marianne Montell|
|Executive supervisor||Frank Naef|
|Executive producer||Niels Karl Nielsen|
|Host broadcaster||Danmarks Radio (DR)|
|Interval act||Isabelle van Keulen and Olli Mustonen performed "Suite Italienne".|
|Number of entries||15 (5 qualified)|
|Voting system||Jury chose their top 3 favourites by vote.|
The Koncerthuset at Radiohuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, was the host venue for the 1986 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians.
Radiohuset (literally "Radio House") is the former headquarters of national Danish broadcaster DR, located on Rosenørns Allé in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. The building complex was inaugurated in 1945 to a Functionalist design by Vilhelm Lauritzen and later expanded in 1958 and 1972. Vacated by DR when DR Byen was inaugurated in 2006, the buildings now house the Royal Danish Academy of Music as well as the Museum of Music. The complex also contains a 1,200-seat concert hall, Koncerthuset.
Anette Faaborg was the host of the 1986 contest. Each participating country were able to send male or female artists who were no older than 19 years of age, to represent them by playing a classical piece of their choice, accompanied by the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Hans Graf.
A total of fifteen countries took part in the preliminary round of the 1986 contest, of which five qualified to the televised grand final. The following countries failed to qualify.
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||France||Sandrine Lazarides||Piano||Piano Concerto E flat by Franz Liszt||1|
|02||United Kingdom||Alan Brind||Violin||Concerto for violin and orchestra D minor, op.47, 1st movement by Jean Sibelius||–|
|03||Yugoslavia||Aleksandar Madžar||Piano||Piano Concerto no.4 G major, op.58, 2nd and 3rd movements by Ludwig van Beethoven||–|
|04||Finland||Jan-Erik Gustafsson||Cello||Variations on a Rococo Theme for Violoncello and Orchestra, op.33 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky||3|
|05||Switzerland||Marian Rosenfeld||Piano||Piano Concerto no.1 E minor, op.11, 2nd and 3rd movements by Frédéric Chopin||2|
The jury members consisted of the following:
- Austria/ United States – Carole Dawn Reinhart
- Belgium – Georges Dumortier
- Denmark – Poul Birkelund
- Finland – Hannu-Ilari Lampila
- France – Teresa Llacuna
- Germany – Siegried Palm
- Italy – Claudio Scimone (head juror)
- Netherlands – Ton Hartsuiker
- Sweden – Björn Liljequist
- United Kingdom – Sir David Willcocks
- Yugoslavia – Jasna Nemec Novak
EBU members from the following countries broadcast the final round. Portugal broadcast the contest in addition to the competing countries.
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