Izhak Graziani

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Izhak Graziani
Native name יצחק גרציאני
Nickname(s) Ziko
Born (1924-08-04)August 4, 1924
Died July 7, 2003(2003-07-07) (aged 78)
Years of service 1948-1952, 1962-2003
Rank IDF aluf mishne rotated.svg Aluf Mishne

Izhak "Ziko" Graziani (Hebrew: יצחק גרציאני‎‎; August 4, 1924 in Ruse – July 7, 2003) was born in Bulgaria and studied music and conducting.

In 1948 he moved to Israel. Graziani was a trumpet player, and he served as a soldier in the IDF Orchestra between 1948 and 1952. From 1952 to 1962, he provided services as a reservist. After the retirement of conductor Shalom Ronli-Riklis in 1960, Graziani became the conductor of the orchestra. He eventually became conductor of the IBA Radio Orchestra (eventually renamed IBA Radio and TV Orchestra). Graziani retired from the IDF in 2003. He died three months later.

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