The jury who will select the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Young Musicians in Cologne, Germany has been announced.

WDR the host broadcaster of Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 has announced the jury for this years contest. The five member jury is made up of internationally renowned classical musicians from across the Europe. On the jury are:

  • Alice Sara Ott – The German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott has been named as one of most promising young classical talents in the world. She has already received numerous awards, including the ECHO Klassik in 2010 as a young artist of the year.
  • Andreas Martin Hofmeir – In 2013 he received the ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year, becoming the first tuba player to receive the award. He is currently a professor teaching in Salzburg as well as a founding member of the group LaBrassBanda.
  • Julian Rachlin – In 1988 he represent Austria at the Eurovision Young Musicians contest, he won the contest performing Concerto for violin and orchestra in d, op.22 by H. Wieniawski.
  • Jonathan Ceho – One of the best young musicians in the United Kingdom, in 2010 he founded the group Arcangelo which perform both historic and modern instruments.
  • Tine Thing Helseth – She represented Norway at the Eurovision Young Musicians contest in 2006 finishing 2nd. She has gone on to perform with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. In 2013 she received the ECHO Klassik as Young Artist of the year.

The final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 takes place on September 3 in Cologne, Germany with 11 countries competing in the contest.

Source: WDR