Gigi CichelleroBorn: December 1st, 1923, Milan (Italy)
Died: December 15th, 1979, Cusago (Italy)
Gigi Cichellero frequently conducted TV shows for RAI. Amongst these were the music contests Canzonissima, and, more notably, the Sanremo Festival in 1963, of which he was the musical director. He accompanied one of the vocalists of the winning song ‘Uno per tutte’, Emilio Pericoli, to London, where that year’s Eurovision Song Contest was staged. Conducted by Cichellero, the Italian entry came fourth. It was to remain his only Eurovision participation; in 1964, on the other hand, Cichellero returned as a conductor to the Sanremo Festival.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Gigi Cichellero will be published on this website