The American pianist’s career has encompassed performances in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Beginning in 1995, Markham was for more than 20 seasons the recital partner of the late Jessye Norman, giving nearly 300 performances with the world-renowned soprano in prestigious venues in more than 30 countries. Their recording, “Roots: My Life, My Song,” was nominated for a Grammy Award. Markham was both pianist and musical director for excerpts from Duke’s Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts,” in a program created by Norman that toured internationally prior to a concluding performance at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Recent recitals include appearances with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong (Kennedy Center), soprano Leah Crocetto and mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges (both at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall). Among the other distinguished artists with whom Markham has collaborated are soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, countertenor Derek Lee Ragin, soprano Christine Brewer, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, and tenor Vinson Cole. Markham was recently pianist and music director for a Kurt Weill/George Gershwin program at Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He has his own vocal workshop in Europe, “Singing in Sicily,” which draws talented singers from around the world.