Izhak Graziani

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Izhak Graziani
Native name
יצחק גרציאני
Nickname(s)Ziko
Born(1924-08-04)August 4, 1924
Ruse, Bulgaria
DiedJuly 7, 2003(2003-07-07) (aged 78)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Years of service1948-1952, 1962-2003
RankIDF aluf mishne rotated.svg Aluf Mishne

Izhak Graziani (Hebrew: יצחק גרציאני‎ (August 4, 1924 - July 7, 2003) was an Israeli music conductor.

Biography[edit]

Izhak ("Ziko") Graziani was born in Ruse, Bulgaria, where he studied music and conducting.[1]

Memorial plaque in Tel Aviv

In 1948, he immigrated to Israel. That year he joined the IDF Orchestra as a trumpet player. He played with the orchestra until 1952. In 1960, after the retirement of conductor Shalom Ronli-Riklis, Graziani took his place.[2] He went on to become conductor of the IBA Radio Orchestra (later renamed IBA Radio and TV Orchestra).

Graziani was also Music Director of the Eurovision Song Contest 1979.

Graziani retired in 2003 and died three months later.[3]

He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein.

Preceded by
France François Rauber
Eurovision Song Contest conductor
1979
Succeeded by
Netherlands Rogier van Otterloo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nahum Heiman. "יצחק גרציאני". The Bulgarian Jews. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Yizhak Graziani". Jewish Music Research Centre. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Nahum Heiman. "יצחק גרציאני". The Bulgarian Jews. Retrieved December 16, 2018.