Peeter LiljeBorn: October 13th, 1950, Valga (Estonia (Soviet Union))
Died: October 27th, 1993, Oulu (Finland)
Nationality: Soviet (1950-1991) / Estonian (1991-1993)
Although a purely classical conductor, Peeter Lilje was invited to conduct Estonia’s first-ever Eurovision effort, ‘Muretut meelt ja südametuld’ (singer: Janika Sillamaa), in the preselection held for seven new EBU members from Eastern Europe in 1993. In Ljubljana, this entry – composed by Andres Valkonen with lyrics by Leelo Tungal – finished fifth, whereas only the first three countries qualified for the international final in Millstreet.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Peeter Lilje will be published on this website