Markopoulos, Yannis [Giannis]
- George Vlastos
(b Heraklion, March 18, 1939). Greek composer. During his childhood in the village of Ierapetra, on the east southern coast of Crete, he received several musical influences that were later assimilated in his personal idiom: classical music, Cretan folk music, and the music of the Eastern Mediterranean. He studied theory and violin at the local conservatory and continued his music studies at the Athens Conservatory under the composer Georgios Sklavos. His first compositions date from the mid-1950s and are mostly chamber music, while during the 1960s he wrote music for ballets as well as several scores of film music. His music for the film ...