Łukasz Dyczko – the winner of „Eurovision Young Musicians Competition”

Polish musician, 18 years old Łukasz Dyczko, won the „Eurovision Young Musicians Competition”. He made saxophone performance of Waignein’s Rhapsody pour Saxophone alto.

„Eurovision Young Musicians Competition” is a biennial classical music competition for European musicians that are 18 years old or younger. It was a co-production between the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Member Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

This year in the competition participated 11 young musicians from different European countries. The winner received €10,000 and a solo concert performance with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne.

Łukasz Dyczko lives in Gorlice, in the south part of Poland. He has played saxophone since he was 10 having previously played the flute. He graduated Karol Szymanowski Secondary Music School in Katowice. He has success in many other competitions, eg. “Marco Fiorindo” International Chamber Music Competition 2013 or International Saxophone Festival 2014. As a soloist, Łukasz has played with the Polish Radio Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic, and Krakow Chamber Orchestra. For many years he has also been a member of various ensembles; playing in octet, quartet, piano trio and duet groups. After “Eurovision Young Musicians Competitions” he was named a new classical music star.

Dyczko is the third Pole who win the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition. The violinist Bartłomiej Nizioł came first in 1992 and the pianist Stanisław Drzewiecki won the competition in 2000.