Saturday, 15 May 1993
Born: 1955, Hungary
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
Although mainly an autodidact, pianist Amir Frohlich studied at the Music Academy of Tel Aviv University between 1979 and 1982, taking courses in composition and conducting. He specialized in arranging and conducting vocal singing groups, but also worked as an arranger for Ofra Haza, and wrote music for theatrical performances. In 1996, Frohlich released his first solo CD, ‘Ernest – A Cab Driver Story’, a musical fantasy about being an immigrant. Eleven years later, another album followed, aptly called ‘Chapter II’.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
With composer Shaike Paikov, Amir Frohlich wrote the arrangement to the Israeli entry in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Millstreet (Ireland). Vocal group Lahakat Shiru sang ‘Shiru’, but without much success – the entry was relegated to the second-last place on the scoreboard.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Israel
Song title – “Shiru”
Rendition – Lahakat Shiru (Sarah'le Sharon / Guy Brakha / Rachel Haim / Benny Nadler / Julia Proiter / Varda Zamir)
Lyrics – Yoram Tahar-Lev
Composition – Shaike Paikov
Studio arrangement – Amir Frohlich / Shaike Paikov
Live orchestration – Amir Frohlich / Shaike Paikov
Conductor – Amir Frohlich
Score – 24th place (4 votes)