National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
A graduate of the Julliard School, Vladimir Maleckar reached the pinnacles of musical
achievement. Born in Slovenia, Vlad become an accomplished violinist. Cleveland-Style
music publisher, repertory artist and repertory director for major record lables.
He also produced records, radio shows and soundtracks. President of Audio Recording
Studios from 1953-1986, Vlas provided the national radio, TV and record industries–and
a host of Cleveland stlye artists–with some of the finest audio engineering available.
As Audio Supervisor of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1964-1986, Vlad was incharge
of recording and quality control for the orchestra's broadcast syndicate, serving
350 US stations and workdwide networks. Closer to his musical roots., Vlad directed
Glasbena Matica, Jadran and other Slovenian choruses at various times in his career.