Friday, 13 September 2013



A comprehensive English career overview of Atilla Sereftug has been published at

Atilla Sereftug conducted Switzerland's entries in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1986 and 1988.

Some random facts about Atilla Sereftug:
* Born in Istanbul (Turkey), 1950
* Started his professional career as a pianist at 13 years of age
* Studied piano at Istanbul's conservatory
* Played piano, keyboard, and Hammond organ in various Turkish avant-garde and jazz formations, including the Istanbul Gelisim Orkestrasi
* Moved to Switzerland in the late 1970s, where he worked with various pop and entertainment formations until establishing himself as a composer and record producer.
* Composed and conducted the winning Eurovision song for Céline Dion: "Ne partez pas sans moi" (1988)
* Married to singer Daniela Simons, who represented Switzerland in 1986 with another song composed and conducted by Sereftug, "Pas pour moi", which finished in second place

Find out much more about Atilla Sereftug's life story and Eurovision memories at

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