(b Cyprus, 1900; d Stanford, Calif., 1970). Cyprian-born Amer. composer, conductor, pianist, and teacher. Settled in USA 1915, début as pianist NY 1919. Comp. ballets for Bolm and Denishaw cos. in 1920s. Prof. of mus., Indiana Univ. 1947–52, dir., Nat. Cons., Beirut, 1953–60. Cond. Tunis orch. 1963–5. Returned to USA as teacher at Illinois Univ. Comps. incl. opera; 2 syms.; 3 vn. concs.; 3 pf. concs.; concs. for vc., bn., Theremin, fl., va.; 5 str. qts.; 41 pf. sonatas; songs.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.