Franz Lehár

30 April 1870,  Komárno - 24 October 1948,  Bad Ischl

One of the most significant composers. He was born in 1870 in Komárno. His father played in the military band and thus the Lehár family ( because of his father’s job) visited places all over the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The young Lehár after finishing the Music School in Prague worked as a violin player and later as a conductor. After composing his work “the Merry Widow” he became the most important composer in Europe. He died in  Austria, in Bad-Ishl which is famous for its baths.
Komárno did not forget the world famous composer. Every year Lehár Days are organised. In fact, it is an international competition of the best performers of classical music among young people.