Ray Agius

Born: 1952
Nationality: Maltese

Biography
Composer, arranger, and conductor Ray Agius studied classical music. He has composed from a very young age onwards and, after his studies, pursued his love of jazz. He wrote many light entertainment songs, very often in collaboration with lyricist Alfred C. Sant; together, they were one of Malta’s most successful songwriting duos. Songs by Agius represented Malta at the Tokyo World Song Festival in Japan and the Çeşme International Festival in Smyrna, Turkey.

Ray Agius composed two songs for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1995, with Alfred Sant, he wrote ‘Keep me in mind’, a powerful ballad, which, performed by Mike Spiteri, came tenth in Dublin. Although the orchestration had been written by Vince Tempera from Italy, Agius chose to conduct the RTE Concert Orchestra himself. Two years later, again in Dublin, Agius presented a song entirely penned by himself: ‘Let me fly’. It was sung by Debbie Scerri and came ninth in a field of twenty-four competing entries.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Ray Agius will be published on this website

  

Songs conducted
1995: Keep me in mind
1997: Let me fly