Igor Markevitch, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Igor Markevitch

Ukrainian conductor and composer

Date of Birth: 27-Jul-1912

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 07-Mar-1983

Profession: composer, conductor, pianist, university teacher

Nationality: Italy, France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Igor Markevitch

  • Igor Borisovitch Markevitch (Russian: ????? ????????? ????????, Igor Borisovich Markevich, Ukrainian: ???? ????????? ????????, Ihor Borysovych Markevych; July 27, 1912 – March 7, 1983) was an avant-garde Ukrainian composer and eminent conductor who studied and worked in Paris and became a naturalized Italian and French citizen in 1947 and 1982 respectively.
  • He was commissioned in 1929 for a piano concerto by impresario Serge Diaghilev of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Markevitch settled in Italy during World War II.
  • After the war, he moved to Switzerland.
  • He had an international conducting career from there.
  • He was married twice and had three sons and two daughters.

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