Jean-Pierre Festi

Born: July 7th, 1936, Marseilles (France)
Died: November 20th, 1976, Remoulins (France)
Nationality: French

Always together with his writing partner Yvon Ouazana, Jean-Pierre Festi (pseudonym of Jean Festinesi) composed and arranged songs for various artists in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Johnny Hallyday, Jean Vallée, Rika Zaraï, Annie Cordy, Mary Roos, and Gigliola Cinquetti. After 1976, Ouazana’s name can be found as an arranger for Serge Lama, Paco, and others, but without Jean-Pierre Festi, who seems to have disappeared from the music business altogether.

Jean-Pierre Festi and Yvon Ouazana arranged the Swiss entry to the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, ‘La chanson de mon amour’, composed and performed by Véronique Müller. Festi conducted the orchestra for her in Edinburgh, where Müller came eight among eighteen competing acts.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Jean-Pierre Festi will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1972: C'est la chanson de mon amour