Polstjärnepriset continues its links to Eurovision Young Musicians, with the winner given the chance to become the Swedish representative in Croatia.
The winner of Polstjärnepriset 2020 will be given the chance to become the Swedish entrant at Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in Croatia. The competition which has been held since 2007 has been used since 2014 to select the Swedish representative, with SVT selecting either that years or the previous years winner to go to the contest.
Nineteen young musicians from across Sweden are competing in this years contest, they are:
- Oskar Back, trumpet
- Villads Bendixen, violin
- Ellinor Bengtson, trumpet
- Hedvig Bengtsson, cello
- Nicole Biegniewska violin
- Shoulder Borgqvist violin
- Klara Borgqvist, oboe
- Mark Cederholm, clarinet
- Harald LinkedIn , double bass
- Love Herrdahl, piano
- Blanka Hillerud, cello
- Noah Hofvander, saxophone
- Klara Kotarsky, viola
- Emma Lörstad, violinist
- Vilhelm Moqvist, piano
- Tekla Nilsson, clarinet
- Hannes Rudenstam, piano
- Polgara Sjöberg, cello
- Alexander Warvne, clarinet
Four musicians will make it through to the final at Gothenburg Concert Hall on January 5, with the winner taking home a prize of 50,000 SEK.
Eurovision Young Musicians 2020
The 20th installment of Eurovision Young Musicians will take place next year in the Croatian capital Zagreb. The competition is set to take place on an open-air stage in King Tomislav Square with the grand final on the June 21 2020. This will be the first Eurovision event to be held in an independent Croatia. The Eurovision Song Contest was held in Zagreb in 1990, when Croatia was part of Yugoslavia.
To date the following nations have confirmed their participation:
Eurovision Young Musicians has been held bi-annually since 1982. The contest was based on the format of The BBC Young Musician of the Year in the United Kingdom. Performers in the contest must be aged under 18 years and are selected by their participating broadcaster. Each performer performs a piece of classical music of their choice accompanied by the local orchestra. The winner is decided by a jury made up of classical music experts and talents.