Saturday 23 April 1983


Born: July 14th, 1941, Zurich (Switzerland)
Nationality: Swiss

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


Robert Weber studied the flute, piano, and guitar at the Wintherthur Conservatory. Later, he followed a trumpet course with Max Sommerhalder. Between 1967 and 1972, he was a member of the Kurt Weil Sextet and the Bob Azzam Orchestra, which had an international hit with ‘Mustapha’. As a trumpeter and pianist, he performed in Sweden with USA jazz legends John Hendricks and Dexter Gordon. As a composer, arranger, and musician, he worked for the DRS Big Band, the orchestra of the German-Swiss broadcaster between 1972 and 1986. As a musician, he performed with Frank Sinatra, Pepe Lienhard, and The Supremes. In 1982 and 1983, he wrote the Swiss entry to the Seoul Song Festival. Nowadays, he teaches the trumpet, trombone, and cornet at various music schools in Switzerland.


Robert Weber conducted the Swiss entry to the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, ‘Io così non ci sto’, composed and arranged by Remo Kessler and Tommy Gonzenbach and performed by Mariella Farré. In Munich, this effort from Switzerland finished 15th among twenty contestants.


Country – Switzerland
Song title – "Io così non ci sto"
Rendition – Mariella Farré 
Lyrics – Nella Martinetti
Composition – Tommy Gonzenbach / Remo Kessler
Studio arrangement – Tommy Gonzenbach / Remo Kessler
Live orchestration – Robert Weber
Conductor – Robert Weber
Score – 15th place (28 votes)

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