Vladimir is a retired structural and civil engineer. He graduated and received a Masters degree in structural engineering in 1961 from the University of Prague, located in the capital of the Czech Republic The people of this small country have an enormous treasure of beautiful songs and it is a national tradition to play an instrument. Vladimir's love of the accordion goes back to World War II. He received a small one at that time and learned to play it. Many years have elapsed since that time but he is playing his accordion again, hoping to catch-up and learn what he missed.