Thilo KrassmanBorn: April 16th, 1933, Bremen (Germany)
Died: March 11th, 2004, Portimão (Portugal)
Thilo Krassman participated in the Portuguese Eurovision heats as an arranger and conductor on countless occasions; in 1976 and 1979, he was the musical director of the show. He conducted six Portuguese entries in the international Eurovision final: ‘Uma flor de verde pinho’ in 1976, ‘Dai-li-dou’ in 1978, ‘Sobe, sobe, balão sobe’ in 1979, ‘Chámar a musica’ in 1994, ‘Baunilha e chocolate’ in 1995, and his own composition ‘Antes do adeus’ in 1997; with the exception of the 1979 and 1995 entries, he wrote the orchestrations to all songs himself. As an arranger, Krassman was responsible for the 1965 and 1968 entries, ‘Sol de inverno’ by Simone de Oliveira and ‘Verão’ by Carlos Mendes.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Thilo Krassman will be published on this website