- Vladimír Zvara
(b Banská Bystrica, July 29, 1911, d Bratislava, Dec 21, 1989). Slovak composer and teacher. He was first taught the piano by his mother, then with Marie Kmoníčková during his studies at the gymnasium in Banská Bystrica (1921–30). He gave occasional solo recitals, and played with the local amateur orchestra. At the same time he studied music theory and worked on his first attempts at composition. In ...