Eurovision Young Musicians 1986

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.[1] 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.[1]

Eurovision Young Musicians 1986
Semi-final 122 May 1986
Semi-final 223 May 1986
Final27 May 1986
VenueKoncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter(s)Anette Faaborg
Musical directorHans Graf
Directed byMarianne Montell
Executive supervisorFrank Naef
Executive producerNiels Karl Nielsen
Host broadcasterDanmarks Radio (DR)
Interval actIsabelle van Keulen and Olli Mustonen performed "Suite Italienne".
Number of entries15 (5 qualified)
Debuting countries
Returning countries Norway
Non-returning countriesNone
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         Participating countries     Did not qualify from the semi final
Voting systemJury chose their top 3 favourites by vote.
Winning musician
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France's Sandrine Lazarides won the contest, with Switzerland and Finland placing second and third respectively.[2]


Koncerthuset, Copenhagen. Venue of the Eurovision Young Musicians 1986.

The Koncerthuset at Radiohuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, was the host venue for the 1986 edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians.[1]

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.[1] 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.[1]


Preliminary roundEdit

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.[1]


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.[2]

Draw Country Performer Instrument Piece Result
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 [sv] Cello Variations on a Rococo Theme for Violoncello and Orchestra, op.33 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky 3
05   Switzerland Marian Rosenfeld [de] Piano Piano Concerto no.1 E minor, op.11, 2nd and 3rd movements by Frédéric Chopin 2

Jury membersEdit

The jury members consisted of the following:[1]


EBU members from the following countries broadcast the final round. Portugal broadcast the contest in addition to the competing countries.[3]

Broadcasters in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s)
  Austria ORF
  Belgium RTBF
  Denmark DR
  Finland Yle
  France France 3
  Germany ZDF
  Ireland RTÉ
  Israel IBA
  Italy Rai 3
  Netherlands NOS
  Norway NRK
  Sweden SVT
  Switzerland SSR
  United Kingdom BBC
  Yugoslavia JRT
Broadcasters in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster
  Portugal RTP

Other countriesEdit

  •   Portugal – Portuguese broadcaster RTP attempted to take part, but were forced to withdraw as it had been unable to provide a "qualified candidate".[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Eurovision Young Musicians 1986: About the show". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Eurovision Young Musicians 1986: Participants". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Eurovision Young Musicians 1986". Issuu. Retrieved 18 August 2018.

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