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Igor Markevitch (Ukrainian: Ігор Маркевич) (August 9, 1912 – March 7, 1983) was a Ukrainian, Italian, and French composer and conductor.

Biography Born in Kiev, son of the pianist Boris Markevitch and Zoya Pokitonov, Markevitch moved with his family to Paris in 1914 and Switzerland in 1916. Alfred Cortot discovered his musical ability and took him to Paris in 1926 for training as a composer and pianist at the Ecole Normale , where he studied under Cortot and Nadia Boulanger. He gained… read more

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