(1890 - 1962)
Jacques Ibert, a French composer of classical music, was born in Paris on August 15, 1890. He was educated at the Paris Conservatoire. After recieving the prestigious musical prize, the Prix de Rome, he was appointed the director of the French Academy in Rome in 1937.
Ibert was a prolific composer of both instrumental classical music and operas, as well as theater music, such as the musical scores for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Orson Welles' film version of Macbeth. Perhaps the most famous of Ibert's compositions is his Flute Concerto, written in 1934, which is considered an integral part of ever serious flutist's repertoire.