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Andreas Makris (Greek: Ανδρέας Μακρής; March 7, 1930 – February 3, 2005)[1] was a Greek-American composer and violinist, born in Salonika, Greece, on March 7, 1930. He was a Composer-in-Residence for many years at the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, working with conductors such as Howard Mitchell, Rostropovich, Antal Dorati, and Leonard Slatkin. He composed around 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments, including the Aegean Festival Overture, which, transcribed for concert band by Major Albert Bader of the USAF Band, became a popular piece with US bands. Grants and awards he received include a National Endowment for the Arts grant and the ASCAP award.

Andreas Makris (*)

Makris was a member of the first violin section of the National Symphony Orchestra for 28 years. He held previous positions in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.[2]

He died on February 3, 2005.

Notable concert premieres

Aegean Festival Overture, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington DC, 1967[3]
Strathmore Overture, National Philharmonic, North Bethesda, MD, 2005


^ Makris Foundation accessed August 28, 2010
^ Andreas Makris biography. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
^ NSO's Interactive Timeline accessed August 29, 2010

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