Mojmir SepeBorn: July 11th, 1930, Schwarzenbach / Črna na Koroškem (Yugoslavia, nowadays Slovenia)
Mojmir Sepe participated in the Eurovision Song Contest on four occasions. In 1966, he composed and conducted ‘Brez besed’, the song with which Berta Ambroz represented Yugoslavia in Luxembourg. Four years later, in 1970, he returned to the contest as the composer and conductor of the Yugoslav entry, ‘Pridi, dala ti bom cvet’, which was performed by Eva Sršen in the festival held in Amsterdam. Both songs had lyrics in Slovene. After an absence of 27 years, Sepe returned to the contest as the conductor of the stylish Slovenian entry of 1997, ‘Zbudi se’ by Tanja Ribič; one year later, in the last contest so far with an orchestra present, he was present once again to conduct the Slovene entry, ‘Naj bogovi slišijo’ – however, this time, it was decided upon during the Eurovision week that nothing of the music of that song would be played live, because the composers, on second thoughts, preferred the studio recording. Nevertheless, Sepe took the customary conductor bow and indicated the start of the backing tape to the group of musicians surrounding singer Vili Resnik.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Mojmir Sepe will be published on this website