We are very proud that our laureates of Virtuosos V4+ 2021 will represent their countries in Eurovision Young Musicians 2022, which is the 20th edition of the prestigious classical music contest. Poland will be represented by Milena Pioruńska, the Czech Republic by Daniel Matejčaand Croatia by Ivan Petrović-Poljak. Congratulations and we wish you good luck and a great success!
The Eurovision Young Musicians 2022 is the upcoming 20th edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians. It will take place at the Corum in Montpellier on 23 July 2022. The live show will be hosted by French playwright Judith Chaine, with the Montpellier Occitanie National Opera Orchestra conducted by Pierre Dumoussaud.
Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), this edition will be co-hosted by French broadcasters Radio France and France Télévisions and Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) as part of a summer series of music events called Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, making it the first Eurovision network event to be hosted by broadcasters from two different countries.
Musicians representing eight countries with EBU membership will participate in the contest. Austria and the host country France will return to the contest.
The 2022 edition will take place in Montpellier, France during the annual summer festival, Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier. It will be the first time that France hosts the contest. The selected venue will be The Corum, a building that houses both a conference centre and an opera house (Opéra Berlioz), and is located in the centre of the city in southern France. The last time that France hosted a Eurovision network contest was the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris.
Initially planned to take place in Zagreb, Croatia on 21 June 2020 to coincide with World Music Day, it was postponed indefinitely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. The future of the contest remained uncertain until 3 February 2022 when the Norwegian broadcaster NRK and later the Belgian broadcaster RTBF confirmed that the upcoming edition would be held in Montpellier, France on 23 July 2022.
Hungary is not taking part this year, but in 2016 and 2018 when it did, the country was represented by Virtuosos Audience Award-winners, Roland Jakab and Máté Bencze.