Saturday, 5 May 1990
Born: July 22nd, 1956, Tel Aviv (Israel)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
Jazz pianist, arranger, and producer Rami Levin studied at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv, and the Berklee College of Music, Boston Mass. He composed music for television programmes and was the musical director of several festivals in Israel. He leads his own sextet of musicians. Levin has been a teacher of piano, ensembles, arranging, ear training, and harmony at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Ramat Hasharon (Tel Aviv); moreover, he leads the piano department.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Rami Levin arranged and conducted the Israeli entry in the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Zagreb: ‘Shara barechovot’, performed by Rita. It is an atypical Israeli entry – no up-tempo song, but a dramatic ballad. Written by Tzurya Lahav and Rita's then-husband Rami Kleinstein, the song was much underestimated by the European juries, who condemned it to an 18th position.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Israel
Song title – “Shara barechovot”
Rendition – Rita Yahan Farouz
Lyrics – Tzurya Lahav
Composition – Rami Kleinstein
Studio arrangement – Rami Levin
Live orchestration – Rami Levin
Conductor – Rami Levin
Score – 18th place (16 votes)