Vladimir Kranjcevic, (Zagreb 1936) conductor, graduated the piano from Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of professor Vladislav Šaban. He studied conducting with Slavko Zlatic in Zagreb and Igor Markevic in Monte Carlo. Ha won his Master Degree in 1980 in the class of Vojislav Ilic. He built his career as a conductor of numerous choirs, orchestras and ensembles. He was the chief-conductor of Vatroslav Lisinski Chamber Orchestra, Ivan Goran Kovacic Academy Choir, Croatian Radio Television Choir, Zagreb Madrigalists, Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, RTS Music Production, he was Director of Opera of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (1994-2002) art manager and founder (1971) and since 1994 till 2006, manager of the Festival of Varaždin Baroque Nights. Since 1978 up till these days he has been teaching at the Music Academy in Zagreb. He is the winner of numerous awards, recognitions and decorations. As a conductor and pianist single-handed and with ensembles, he gave guest performances in Austria, Germani, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Great Britain, Democratic Republic of Korea, countries of the former Soviet Union, China and Cuba. His conducting has been recorded in more than two thousand minutes of permanent recordings for radio and television, about twenty gramophone records and CDs, prevalently Croatian music but also works from the world music literature. A lot of works by Croatian composers and also numerous works from the Croatian national music heritage, premiered under his buton.