Saturday 13 May 1995


Born: 1954 or 1955
Nationality: Danish

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Pianist Frede Ewert is a graduate of Copenhagen’s Music Conservatoire. As a studio musician, he worked with several of Denmark’s most popular artists, such as Hanne Boel. He was a member of a Joni Mitchell revival band which released two albums. Ewert wrote music for radio and television as well as film scores.


In the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, Frede Ewert was a keyboard player in the backing group of Kirsten & Søren, who represented Denmark in the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest with 'Det’ lige det'. 

Eleven years later, in 1995, Ewert was the musical director of the Danish Eurovision pre-selection, leading the DR Musik Event Pop Orkester. Subsequently, he also conducted the winning song of the Danish heats, ‘Fra Mols til Skagen’ by singer Aud Wilken, in the Eurovision Song Contest final in Dublin. The original song, with the banjo dominating the minimalist instrumentation, pleased the juries and finished fifth.

One year later, in 1996, Ewert again was the musical director of Denmark's Eurovision pre-selection, leading his band for all songs including the winning 'Kun med dig', which was performed by Dorthe Andersen and Martin Loft. Because this song did not qualify from the audio semi-final, however, Ewert never got to conduct it on the Eurovision stage in Oslo.


Country – Denmark
Song title – "Det’ lige det"
Rendition – Hot Eyes (Kirsten Siggaard & Søren Bundgaard with Lise Dandanell / Frede Ewert / Tina Schäfer / Hanne Boel)
Lyrics – Keld Heick
Composition – Søren Bundgaard
Studio arrangement – Søren Bundgaard 
Live orchestration – Henrik Krogsgaard
Conductor – Henrik Krogsgaard
Score – 4th place (101 votes)

Country – Denmark
Song title – "Fra Mols til Skagen"
Rendition – Aud Wilken
Lyrics – Lise Cabble
Composition – Lise Cabble / Mette Mathiesen
Studio arrangement – Lise Cabble / Ole Hansen / Ture Larsen / Mette Mathiesen
Live orchestration – Ture Larsen
Conductor – Frede Ewert
Score – 5th place (92 votes)

Song title – “Kun med dig”
Rendition – Dorthe Andersen & Martin Loft
Lyrics – Keld Heick
Composition – Jascha Richter
Studio arrangement (Michael Learns To Rock version) – Michael Learns To Rock (Jascha Richter / Mikkel Lentz / Kåre Wanscher / Søren Madsen)
Live orchestration – unknown (possibly Frede Ewert)
Conductor (Danish final) Frede Ewert
Score audio semi-final – 25th place (22 votes) - eliminated

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