Giuseppe MarcheseBorn: 1947, Leonforte (Italy)
Giuseppe Marchese had been disco singer Emly Starr’s arranger for three years already, when she was chosen by Flemish BRT to represent Belgium in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Samson’, a song written by Penny Els, producer Kick Dandy, and Marchese himself. Giuseppe Marchese wrote the orchestration and conducted the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Dublin during the Belgian performance. Fifteen years later, in 1996, Marchese arranged another Belgian entry, ‘Liefde is een kaartspel’, composed by John Terra and sung by Lisa Del Bo. In both the Belgian preselection and the international final, this song was conducted by Bob Porter.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Giuseppe Marchese will be published on this website