Ukrainian composer and conductor Ivan Fedorovych Karabits was born in Yalta on 17 January 1945 and studied with Borys Lyatoshynsky and Myroslav Skoryk at the Kyiv Conservatory, where he later taught.
Karabits was conductor of the Kyiv Camerata and the Kyiv Military District Dance Ensemble. He wrote music for various combinations of instruments, including voice, solo piano, voice and piano, and orchestra.
Karabits died in Kyiv on 20 January 2002, aged fifty-seven. His son Kirill Karabits is also a conductor.
A selection of articles about Ivan Karabits
CD Spotlight. War and Peace - Music by Karabits and Silvestrov, heard by Howard Smith. 'Another enterprising feather in Naxos' richly plumaged cap.'