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Musical directors

From 1956 to 1998, each edition of the competition had its music director. He was responsible for directing the orchestra during the opening interludes, intermission and conclusion of retransmission. He also officiated for delegations from without conductor. Thirty-one people succeeded to the post.

Year

Country

Musical directors

1956

Switzerland

Fernando Paggi

1957

Germany

Willy Berking

1958

Netherlands

Dolf van der Linden

1959

France

Franck Pourcel

1960

United Kingdom

Eric Robinson

1961

France

Franck Pourcel

1962

Luxembourg

Jean Roderes

1963

United Kingdom

Eric Robinson

1964

Denmark

Kai Mortensen

1965

Italy

Gianni Ferrio

1966

Luxembourg

Jean Roderes

1967

Austria

Johannes Fehring

1968

United Kingdom

Norrie Paramor

1969

Spain

Augusto Algueró

1970

Netherlands

Dolf van der Linden

1971

Ireland

Colman Pearce

1972

United Kingdom

Malcolm Lockyer

1973

Luxembourg

Pierre Cao

1974

United Kingdom

Ronnie Hazlehurst

1975

Sweden

Mats Olsson

1976

Netherlands

Jan Stulen

1977

United Kingdom

Ronnie Hazlehurst

1978

France

François Rauber

1979

Israel

Yitzhak Graziani

1980

Netherlands

Rogier van Otterloo

1981

Ireland

Noel Kelehan

1982

United Kingdom

Ronnie Hazlehurst

1983

Germany

Dieter Reith

1984

Luxembourg

Pierre Cao

1985

Sweden

Curt-Eric Holmquist

1986

Norway

Egil Monn-Iversen

1987

Belgium

Jo Carlier

1988

Ireland

Noel Kelehan

1989

Switzerland

Benoît Kaufman

1990

Yugoslavia

Igor Kuljerić

1991

Italy

Bruno Canfora

1992

Sweden

Anders Berglund

1993

Ireland

Noel Kelehan

1994

Ireland

Noel Kelehan

1995

Ireland

Noel Kelehan

1996

Norway

Frode Thingnæs

1997

Ireland

Frank McNamara

1998

United Kingdom

Martin Koch

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