Ciril Cvetko

Ciril Cvetko (8 January 1920 – 18 January 1999) was a Slovene composer and conductor, brother of the musicologist Dragotin Cvetko.

Ciril Cvetko
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Born(1920-01-08)8 January 1920
Died18 January 1999(1999-01-18) (aged 79)
Known forcomposer, conductor
AwardsLevstik Award
1963 for Opera in njeni mojstri

Cvetko was born in Vučja Vas near Ljutomer in northeastern Slovenia in 1920. He studied music at the Ljubljana Academy of Music and graduated in 1948. He also completed graduate studies in Prague and Paris. He worked at Triglav Film, the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Company, and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He died in Ljubljana in 1999.[1]

In 1963 he won the Levstik Award for his book Opera in njeni mojstri (The Opera and Its Masters).[2]


  1. ^ Obituary on the 24ur news site, 19 January 1999
  2. ^ "The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-05-14.