A Greek composer born in 1965 in Athènes.
A pianist by training, Alexandros Markeas left the National Athens Conservatory in 1987 and took advanced classes at the Paris Conservatory with Alain Planès. He studied composition at Ircam and at the Paris Conservatory with Guy Reibel, Michaël Levinas, Laurent Cuniot and Luis Naon. He has also been teaching improvisation at the Paris Conservatory since 2003, having previously been lecturer at the musicology faculty of Rouen (1996-1999). Alexandros Markeas is interested in traditional music (Dimotika, 2003, commissioned by the French State) and the different fields of expression (text, theatre, plastic arts). His output has included music theatre (Remarque sur les couleurs, 1997), music for images (Time ballet, 2005, commissioned by the Percussions de Strasbourg), sound installations (Time scope project, 2000, composed during his residency at the Villa Medici), and the pedagogical repertory (Il pleut, commissioned by Radio France, 2005).