Saturday, 3 April 1993
Born: March 6th, 1958, Bucharest (Romania)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
George Natsis is a Romanian pianist of Greek descent, who is the pianist of the Radio Romania Big Band and assistant-conductor to Ionel Tudor. He wrote arrangements for musical saw virtuoso Benedict Popescu as well as for religious music. In light music, he composed children’s songs. In 2010, he was the president of the jury in the Romanian Eurovision Song Contest heats.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
George Natsis conducted the orchestra for Dida Dragan, who represented Romania in the 1993 preselection held in Ljubljana for seven Eastern European countries that wanted to enter the Eurovision Song Contest final in Millstreet, the programme being entitled Kvalifikacija za Millstreet. Dragan sang ‘Nu pleca’, which finished last and thus did not qualify. Each of the 7 competing acts presented a second song; for Dida Dragan's dramatic rendition of 'Blestem' (The Curse), Natsis sat down at the piano instead of conducting the orchestra.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Romania
Song title – “Nu pleca”
Rendition – Dida Drăgan
Lyrics – Dida Drăgan
Composition – Adrian Ordean
Studio arrangement – unknown (probably Adrian Ordean)
Live orchestration – unknown (probably George Natsis)
Conductor semi-final – George Natsis
Score semi-final – 7th place (38 votes) & DNQ