Yitzhak GrazianiBorn: August 4th, 1924, Ruse (Bulgaria)
Died: July 7th, 2003
Nationality: Israeli (formerly: Bulgarian)
Graziani was the musical director of the Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Jerusalem in 1979. Although Graziani did not conduct any entry (for the performance of the Israeli song ‘Hallelujah’, his IBA Orchestra was placed under the direction of composer Kobi Oshrat), he certainly made his mark in the programme by conducting one of the most spectacular interval acts in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, ‘Shalom ‘79’, a combination of traditional Israeli folk dance and music.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Yitzhak Graziani will be published on this website