Ionas SHVYADAS, USSR Composer. Choral conductor and teacher; Head; Chair of Folk Instruments, Lithuania Conservatory, since 1945; Artistic Director, Lithuania Song and Dance Ensemble, since 1940; Honoured Art Worker of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1945; Popular Artist of USSR since 1954. two Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1950,1954; Badge of Honor, 1947; medal; Stalin Prize, 1950.
SHVYADAS, Ionas was born in 1908 in Libau.
1929 graduated Klaypeda School of Music.
1930-1935 in orchestra of Kaunas Opera and Ballet Theater. 1935-1940 instructor in trombone and trumpet at Kaunas Conservatory. Deputy, Lithuania Supreme Soviet of 1951 convocation.