Lev Markiz

Biography

Born: Moscow, Russia  
Lev Markiz began his career as a virtuoso violinist, but like many talented soloists, gradually turned toward conducting. In both roles he has enjoyed much success, though he will likely be remembered as a conductor first. He was a friend of both Shostakovich and Schnittke, two composers with whose music he is closely identified. Markiz' choice of repertory, however, extends well beyond the sphere occupied by these two icons, as it takes in the Read more disparate likes of Mozart, Bloch, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Schumann, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and many others. Markiz has focused largely on music for chamber orchestras (often, too, in works scored for strings only) and has made nearly 100 recordings over the years. Many of these were first issued on the Russian label Melodiya, though since 1981 his recordings have appeared on BIS, Globe, Brilliant Classics, and others.

Markiz was born in Moscow. His first advanced studies were at the Moscow Conservatory, where his most important teachers were pianist Maria Yudina, who instructed him in chamber music performance, and Yuri Yankelevich, who taught him on violin. Markiz later studied conducting with Kiril Kondrashin.

From 1955 to 1964 Markiz served as concertmaster for the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. After his departure from this post he founded his own ensemble, the Moscow Soloists. This spirited Markiz-led group quickly drew attention at home and abroad, and around 70 recordings of theirs would be issued over the next decade and a half on the Melodiya label in considerably varied repertory.

In 1981 Markiz emigrated to the Netherlands, where he has since lived. He immediately began to freelance as a conductor with a number of orchestras there, elsewhere in Europe, and in Canada and Israel. In 1988 he was appointed principal conductor of the Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, another group with whom he made a number of recordings. Among their more important recording projects was a 1993 complete set of the Mendelssohn string symphonies on the BIS label.

In 1997 Markiz left his post with the Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, but continued to conduct and record with the group. That same year he accepted the appointment of chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva. In the new century Markiz was active as a guest conductor throughout the Netherlands, Europe, and overseas. Among Markiz's later recordings is a 2004 release on Challenge Classics of Shostakovich's chamber symphonies. Read less
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  • 1.
    Mozart: Complete Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 1116167 Release Date: 09/02/2014   Number of Discs: 170
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Margaret Urquhart,  Pieter-Jan Belder,  Marten Boeken,  Remy Baudet  ... 
    Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden,  Paul Freeman,  János Ferencsik,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Mozart Academy,  Musica Amphion,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Mendelssohn: Complete Symphonies, String Symphonies, Concertos / Markiz, Litton, Amsterdam Sinfonietta , Bergen Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2002 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Jennifer Larmore,  Judith Howarth,  Christoph Prégardien,  Isabelle van Keulen  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton,  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Mozart Complete Edition [170 CDs + CD-ROM]
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94251 Release Date: 09/04/2012   Number of Discs: 170
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Angela Bucci,  Baltazar Zuniga,  Elena Biscuola,  Abramo Rosalen  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Favero,  Ton Koopman,  Paul Freeman,  Jaap ter Linden  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oficina Musicum,  Radio Chamber Orchestra,  Musica Amphion  ... 
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    Rise Of The Masters: 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces
    Label: X5 Music Group   Catalog: 107 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Schubert,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Jakob Lindberg,  Yoshikazu Mera,  Finghin Collins,  Dubravka Tomsic  ... 
    Conductor:  Nils-Erik Sparf,  Shigeo Genda,  Bohdan Warchal,  Masaaki Suzuki  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble,  Bach Collegium Japan,  Arion Trio  ... 
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    A Mendelssohn Portrait [40 CDs + CD-ROM]
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94212 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 40
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Gil Sharon,  Bart Van Oort,  Emmy Verhey,  Derek Han  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Lev Markiz,  Gil Sharon,  Arpád Joó  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus,  Amsterdam Sinfonietta  ... 
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    Wind Concertos - Albinoni, Bellini, Crusell, Krommer
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94100 Release Date: 06/28/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johann Melchoir Molter,  Vincenzo Bellini  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Smith,  Stefan Schilli,  Tanja Becker-Bender,  Giovanni de Angeli  ... 
    Conductor:  Philip Ledger,  Nicol Matt,  Marien Van Staalen,  Alberto Veronesi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica ad Rhenum,  Rotterdam Amadeus Ensemble,  Konzertensemble Salzburg  ... 
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    Mozart Edition - Complete Works
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94051 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 170
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Angela Bucci,  Baltazar Zuniga,  Elena Biscuola,  Abramo Rosalen  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Favero,  Ton Koopman,  Paul Freeman,  Jaap ter Linden  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oficina Musicum,  Radio Chamber Orchestra,  Musica Amphion  ... 
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    Top 100 Favorite Classical Melodies
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94027 Release Date: 05/04/2010   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Georges Bizet,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Sara Crombach,  Vladislaw Warenberg,  Martijn van den Hoek,  Marc Grauwels  ... 
    Conductor:  Bohdan Warchal,  Enrique Bátiz,  Mark Ermler,  Georgi Robev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Harp Ensemble,  London Baroque,  Musica ad Rhenum  ... 
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    Mendelssohn: Symphonies / Sawallisch, Markiz, New Philharmonia
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93777 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus,  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Vivaldi: Concertos / Kagan, Gutman, Oistrakh, Gofman, Barshai, Markiz, Et Al
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1001229 Release Date: 10/20/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Albert Gofman,  Oleg Kagan,  Natalia Gutman,  Evgeni Nepalov
    Conductor:  David Oistrakh,  Lev Markiz,  Rudolf Barshai
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra,  Moscow State Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
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    Mendelssohn: Complete String Symphonies / Lev Markiz, Et Al
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1738 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Mendelssohn: Complete Concertos
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1766 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen,  Ronald Brautigam,  Love Derwinger,  Roland Pöntinen
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
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    Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Sonata For Viola / Markiz
    Label: Globe   Catalog: 5093 Release Date: 05/09/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Vladimir Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    The Ninth Day - Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No 1, Etc
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1507 Release Date: 07/26/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Patrik Swedrup,  Christian Bergqvist,  Roland Pöntinen,  Torleif Thedéen
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz,  Leif Segerstam
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra,  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Mozart: Violin Concertos, Wind Concertos
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 92265 Release Date: 03/29/2005   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Anna Hölbling,  Guido Höbling,  Yuri Gandelsman,  Gil Sharon  ... 
    Conductor:  Bohdan Warchal,  Gil Sharon,  Eduardo Marturet,  Roy Goodman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Chamber Orchestra,  Amati Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos 19 & 20 / Lugansky, Markiz, Et Al
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72043 Release Date: 09/04/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Nikolai Lugansky
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra
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    Mendelssohn: Complete Solo Concertos / Markiz, Van Keulen
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 966/968 Release Date: 01/25/1999   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Ronald Brautigam,  Isabelle van Keulen,  Roland Pöntinen,  Love Derwinger
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Nieuw Sinfonietta
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    Mendelssohn: Complete String Symphonies / Lev Markiz, Et Al
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 938/40 Release Date: 11/01/1998   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos, Etc / Van Keulen, Markiz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 935 Release Date: 11/01/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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  • 20.
    Mendelssohn: Complete String Symphonies Vol 4 / Lev Markiz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 798 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Mendelssohn: Complete String Symphonies Vol 3 / Lev Markiz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 748 Release Date: 07/09/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Hindemith: Cello Music / Thedeen, Pöntinen, Markiz, Et Al
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 816 Release Date: 05/21/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Roland Pöntinen,  Torleif Thedéen
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Mendelssohn: Concerto For Violin & Piano, Etc / Markiz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 713 Release Date: 03/26/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Ronald Brautigam,  Isabelle van Keulen
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Stravinsky: Apollon Musagete, Dumbarton Oaks, Etc
    Label: Globe   Catalog: 5071 Release Date: 12/01/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Erika Engegard
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Mendelssohn: Concertos For 2 Pianos / Pöntinen, Derwinger
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 688 Release Date: 11/21/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Roland Pöntinen,  Love Derwinger
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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