Pierre Cao (born 22 December 1937 in Dudelange) is a Luxembourgian composer and conductor.He studied composition and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
Cao is the regular conductor of Arsys Bourgogne with whom he has recorded Biber's Requiem and other baroque works. He taught at the Luxembourg Conservatoire until 1998 and has led various vocal ensembles in Luxembourg and the surrounding region. Cao is a co-founder of the Institut Européen du Chant Choral (INECC).
Cao was the musical director for both the 1973 and 1984 Eurovision Song Contests, staged in the Grand Duchy at the Nouveau Theatre. He conducted Luxembourg's winning song "Tu te reconnaîtras" in 1973. As such, he was the only conductor ever conducting one of Luxembourg’s five winning Eurovision entries. Unusually, he did not conduct Luxembourg's entry in 1984 (it was conducted by Pascal Stive), despite being the show's musical director. He did however conduct the German and Cypriot entries.
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1973 was the 18th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
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